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How to maintain your tools

A toolkit is probably something we should all own! No matter where you are or who you are, having a toolkit is not only essential but superbly handy. Learning how to be independent is a process that comes with doing your own work and not depending on others, so go dig out your toolkit and if you don’t have one then get it today!

Once you’ve done that, here’s how you can maintain your tools:

 

Storage

 

Storing your tools the right way makes all the difference. Having a toolkit doesn’t always mean you confine your tools to one little black box. Flaunt your tools on an elaborate pegboard so you can hang them up and be able to access them easily. Though, if you don’t want to put all your tools on display, you can always store them in a spacious toolbox. The way you store your tools can affect the life and wellness of your tools.

 

Keeping it dry

 

When you deal with tools, you want to make sure you’re keeping them dry so as to avoid rust. Once they start to rust it can be very difficult to return tools back to their initial quality. Of course, there are tools that have rust proof coatings so you don’t have to worry about it, but that doesn’t mean you completely neglect where and how they are kept.

 

Original packaging

 

Sometimes, tools come packed in special packaging that increases the longevity of the tools. Storing them away in their original packaging can help increase their life and the quality of the tool as well as keep them from, in any way, damaging other tools in your toolkit.

 

 

Post usage care

 

After using your tools, it’s important that you keep them clean and dry. Usually, wiping them with a damp rag does the trick. For intense residue, you can always wash them thoroughly with water and don’t forget to dry them off later! You can use an absorbent cloth like cotton.

 

Keep your tools rust free

 

Tools may rust out if left unused or misused, but getting rid of rust can be done easily at home. Create a mixture of salt and lemon juice and rub it onto the tool using steel wool. Scrub it well till you see the rust coming off if it’s heavily rusted then leave the solution on for longer and then start scrubbing.

 

Maintaining tools can be pretty easy if done well. The ways mentioned are quick, easy and easy on your pocket! All you need to do is take out a little time and show your tools some love!

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