For professionals in the world of trade, the average work van is much more than four wheels and an engine. It’s your opportunity to take your workforce with you wherever you go. Whether you’re a builder, plumber, or a general contractor, your Ute plays an important role in your business. Not only does it get you to where you need to be on time, but you also rely on it to transport all the parts, tools, and equipment you need to get your jobs done every day.
Since your vehicle is so important to your productivity, it makes sense that you’ll need to figure out how you can get the most out of it, by organising your builder Ute tool boxes and making the most out of your available space.
Creating a mobile storage system with the help of CVS and our aluminium shelving could mean that you and your crew cut the time you spend on preparing for a job in half. Here are a few tips that will help you to make your van more efficient.
When it comes to storing equipment in your Ute, you’ll need to make sure that the heaviest tools and accessories go closest to the floor in carefully organised builder Ute toolboxes. At CVS, our aluminium drawer and shelving solutions are designed to give you the perfect amount of space towards the bottom of your van, so you can maximize space, and reduce the strain on higher shelves. Although aluminium is tough, the last thing you want is for an expensive piece of equipment to fall from a height and go crashing through your Ute floor.
Once you have a solid foundation, with your heaviest equipment on the bottom of your Ute, you can start to stack the items you need vertically across the inside walls of your van. Sort your items based on size, and work your way up, placing the smallest parts like nails and nuts at the top. You might think about investing in lockable aluminium drawers for your expensive smaller tools, like drills and sanders.
For the less expensive solutions, standard drawers should be enough to keep your items organised. However, you can also invest in a couple of extra storage bins and tool containers if you feel like you need additional space.
When it comes to situating your builder Ute toolboxes in the back of your Ute, remember that how often you use your individual pieces of equipment should help you to decide where they need to go. For instance, if you’re going to use a power drill every day at work, then it needs to be located in a drawer or on a shelf that is as close to the door of your van as possible. On the other hand, the items that you only use rarely can be stored in further, harder-to-reach places.
Remember, since kneeling on the floor in your Ute to access tools can be difficult on your knees, you might want to think about installing military-grade carpet with UTE to make the experience more comfortable, and prevent scrapes too.
Finally, after you’ve designed the ultimate mobile workstation for your business, your next step is to incorporate plenty of LED lights. This will help to ensure that you have an easier time finding the things that you need during those early-morning jobs when the sun hasn’t quite risen yet, or late-night tasks when it’s starting to get darker. LED lights can simplify the process of searching for equipment, and improve safety too.
While you’re having your lights installed, you might want to take the time to think about areas where you can remove clutter in your Ute too. Just because you have space for all the tools and equipment you own, doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to carry everything with you on every trip.
At CVS, we’ll help you to create the service van that’s best for your Tradie needs, complete with builder Ute toolboxes. Contact us today to find out what aluminium shelves and drawers could do for you.