How to Store Hand Tools and Prevent Rust

One of the best ways to store hand tools is in a drawer, so they are protected from dust and dirt.

One problem is they have a tendency to roll around and bang into each other, which can damage them.

The solution is lining the drawer with a piece of carpeting. We’re using a carpet tile cut to size with a pair of utility scissors.

The trick is spraying the carpet with spray lubricant. The carpet will keep the tools from rolling around as much, and the lubricant will prevent rust.

Watch the video for details.

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    • Hi, Michael!
      Great point. This Simple Solution is all about making do with what you have.
      So if someone’s already removing old carpeting, they can save money and just use that carpeting for this purpose.
      No need to purchase liners. 🙂


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