5 DIY Storage Hacks for Women PLUS a Giveaway from DickiesStore

Win a Set of Ladies Redhawk Overalls from DickiesStore

Research has found that more and more women are shopping for DIY items compared to a decade ago. A study on chimpanzees show that females are more likely to use tools to help them hunt for food while males tend to prefer capturing prey with their hands. There is an old adage that women are emotional and men are logical – although maybe that is less of the case in this scenario?

So, where are us women going to store all these tools that we are looking to purchase? Dickies Store are here to make DIY easier and have curated a list of handy tool storage solutions. Listed below are 5 of their tips, all with lifestyle images to accompany them.

1.       Magnetic Tool Hanger

Store smaller, lightweight tools and equipment on this. It’s an efficient use of space- hang on the wall or underneath shelves.magnetic-tool-storage

 

2.       Hanging Tools

Floor space is usually limited in a garage, while wall space is usually left under utilised. Rectify this by adding hooks, handles or pegs to the wall, on which you can then hang your equipment.hanging-tool-storage

 

3.       Ceiling Storage

Items that only get used once a year? Make use of the ceiling (image below)

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4.       Under Shelf Jars

Another way to store screws, nails and other small items is to keep them in plastic jars, which are then mounted under your shelves. Quick and easy!

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5.       Label Containers

Plastic containers of different sizes can be arranged on a shelf or rack so materials that roll around easily do not get lost. Make sure you label each container for easy reference.

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If you are looking to complete a host of DIY projects this summer, then why not give yourself the chance to win some great women’s overalls. Courtesy of DickiesStore, they are designed to be fitted for the female figure, with both a pleated back and raglan sleeving to ensure style and comfort. They benefit from the following:

  • Zip front with velcro fastened over placket.
  • Two chest pockets with velcro flaps and contrasting piping detail.
  • Contrast colour collar and inner storm flaps.
  • Two swing pockets.
  • Raglan sleeves designed to improve flexibility and comfort.
  • Full waist elastication and a pleated action back.
  • Two lower leg pockets with velcro fastened flaps.
  • Tab velcro adjustable cuffs.

To be in with a chance of winning, just complete the Gleam Widget below.
Ladies Overalls

  • There is 1 prize of a set of Womens Redhawk Overalls from DickiesStore – the prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative is offered.
  • Winners details will be passed to DickiesStore who will send the prize direct.
  • Open to UK residents aged 18 and over, excluding employees and relatives of the promoters (Verily Victoria Vocalises and DickiesStore).
  • Closing date for entries is 10am GMT on 1st August 2015.
  • Only one entry per person.
  • Entrants must log in via Gleam and answer the question as a mandatory entry. Optional entry methods are on the Gleam widget.
  • The winner will be chosen at random from all valid entries.
  • The winner will be informed by email or Tweet within 1 day of the closing date and will need to respond with a postal address within 3 days or a new winner will be chosen.
  • The winner’s name will be available on request.
  • DickiesStore are responsible for prize fulfilment.
  • This is a joint promotion between DickiesStore and Verily Victoria Vocalises.
  • Entry to this prize draw confirms that participants have read, understood and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

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21 Comments

  1. December 17, 2015 / 10:39 am

    Great storage ideas! I used to live in a very small apartment and storage space was a big issue! Now I live in a much bigger place and we need to remodel it and think of smart storage ideas. I want to think very good and make the storage really convenient and beautiful. I don’t want to live in the same nightmare. Thanks for sharing all these wonderful storage ideas! 🙂

  2. Monika S
    July 31, 2015 / 10:34 pm

    If you are not sure- check, research, ask – don’t assume and don’t guess

  3. Susan B
    July 31, 2015 / 3:59 pm

    Keep your tools and materials easily accessible otherwise you may never get around to doing your DIY jobs around the house.

  4. Emma
    July 31, 2015 / 7:29 am

    Planning and organisation. No good starting a job then realising you are missing necessary supplies.

  5. Eleanor Powell
    July 30, 2015 / 7:37 pm

    check, and double check

  6. Kelly L
    July 30, 2015 / 7:26 pm

    Do your research!

  7. Keshia Esgate
    July 30, 2015 / 12:29 pm

    Watch the internet tutorials and do it yourself…don’t ask the husband lol

  8. Susie Wilkinson
    July 30, 2015 / 12:05 am

    Research the job first to ensure it’s all within your reach, it’s easy to start a job then realise it’s got too difficult!

  9. Kerry Locke
    July 29, 2015 / 9:22 pm

    Do not let my husband do it!!!

  10. janine atkin
    July 29, 2015 / 7:42 pm

    research first or get someone in to do it!!

  11. Diana
    July 29, 2015 / 1:49 pm

    Use youtube! ;D

  12. Em S
    July 27, 2015 / 2:57 pm

    Have Youtube on stand by! For most problems you encounter there is a ‘how to’ video out there 🙂

  13. William Gould
    July 25, 2015 / 11:52 pm

    Read the instructions carefully. As you do, imagine yourself doing it and also make a list of everything you need at the same time. Get everything ready before you start!

  14. Su Brandon
    July 22, 2015 / 11:36 pm

    Last time I painted a ceiling I poked a hole in a old shower cap and put the brush handle through. The cap caught the drips and saved my floor

  15. Ruth Harwood
    July 22, 2015 / 9:31 am

    Sometimes, leaving something for an hour and going back to it is a good thing!

  16. Jayne T
    July 21, 2015 / 8:04 pm

    Check out utube for help if you’re not sure, there are so many handy diy tips there.

  17. Natalie Crossan
    July 21, 2015 / 4:00 pm

    Don’t run before you can walk. If you’ve never even put together a little side table don’t attempt to put together a huge piece of furniture- you could end up permanently damaging it. Do your research, ask for help and read the instructions thoroughly!

  18. Kat Lucas
    July 20, 2015 / 3:03 am

    For women not to be afraid to try. Years ago I bought a house that had tiles on top of hardwood floors. I was quoted $6,000 to redo the floors so I went to the local DIY store that rents equipment and asked a lot of questions. The guys were really helpful and showed me how to use a floor sander & buffer, screener and I rented it for a week for $100. The floor varathane & stuff came to $250 and I refinished the floors myself for $350 and they came out amazing.

  19. melanie stirling
    July 18, 2015 / 5:12 pm

    Be well prepared and have everything ready and close by before you start,you don’t want to get half way through and find you’ve forgotten something!

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