Organizing Workbench Chaos
Recently my husband’s workbench looked like this.
The mess was a result of a frustrating electrical problem with his boat trailer. The problem plagued him for a week, but now the trailer lights are working properly.
Doug and I have different personalities. I consider him practically a perfectionist yet he can still function when his space becomes cluttered. My own work areas have to be clutter-free, at all times. Doug prefers focusing on finishing the repair and then dealing with the clutter. I really don’t know how he found his tools but I try not to get uptight about it knowing he’ll organize later.
Before he tackled the mess, he told me he planned to use our card tables as a sorting area (since every inch of the workbench was covered). Clever guy!
Doug started sorting and I stayed out of his way, except to capture photos. I love how he arranged things on the tables.
My assistance was requested to print a container label and help untangle bits and pieces of rope. I have to admit, I wanted to toss the small rope bits but knew that wouldn’t be a wise move for our relationship. Doug actually uses that stuff sometimes!
His workbench is clutter-free, organized and ready for the next project.
And…..Doug is back on his boat!