Sometimes the answer is staring you right in the face, but you won’t notice it till someone points it out; that’s what happened to me right after Christmas. Jillian had gotten me some Kant-twist clamps, and I was struggling with where to store them in my increasingly congested shop. My mom walked into the shop as asked what I was doing, and after a short conversation she said why not put them there, point to an area under some shelving.
My shop is lined with cheap big box shelving, that I use for storing lumber and other random items. The support brackets stick down about a foot, and I’d always considered the space between them useless, because the brackets mount to the studs, thus leaving only drywall be ween them. Moms comment made me realize I have a lot of ‘light’ stuff that could be hung using drywall anchors. After thinking about it for a few minutes, I cut some scrap stock to size and then drilled it for mounting holes. To store the clamps, I used a section of aluminum angle. To store my task lights, I used a piece of painted mystery metal.