Hand tools, power tools, workshop tools – we love having them to hand when we’re doing a bit of DIY or working on our latest project. But storing them away neatly, so that we can easily find the particular tool we need each and every time? That’s a bit of a trickier proposition.

Here at Halfords, we’ve got a wide range of storage solutions for tools big and small, but in this article we’re going to focus on a couple that stand out from the crowd with their ingenuity, ease-of-use or clever features.

Metal storage

We’re going to start by talking about the Halfords Advanced metal storage collection. While these might look like normal tool cabinets and chests on the surface, they’ve got a number of clever features that help to set them above the competition.

First off, they’re modular in design which means you can easily combine them to create a bespoke storage solution of chests, cabinets and drawers that’s as tall or wide as you require. They’re also pretty compact in size, which means they can slot neatly in a range of spaces in any garage or workshop.

Secondly, they come with ball bearing drawer sliders, non-slip/scratch drawer liners, soft-close drawers, advanced locking mechanisms, power cable access through the lid (tool chest), a three-year guarantee and much more. It’s all about keeping your tools as safe and secure as possible, while making the storage easy to use.

Finally, they’re compatible with Halfords Advanced modular trays – but more on that below.

Modular trays

What makes the Halfords Advanced modular tray sets unique is that you can effortlessly build a tool set that suits your needs.

They’ll be no more instances where you end up with a bunch of tools you didn’t want just because they came in a set with the ones you did. With our modular tray sets, you can choose exactly what tools you require – from sockets, spanners and wrenches, to pliers, files and screwdrivers – so you’re only investing in tools you’ll actually use.

You can also store the modular trays with ease, thanks to their clever design. They come in neat foam insets, with a slot for each tool, and the foam insets themselves have been designed to fit perfectly into our Halfords Advanced metal storage or dedicated storage case. This allows you to create the perfect in-garage tool cabinet or even a portable toolbox you can easily carry around.

Van storage solution

Got a garage or workshop that’s on two wheels? Then you need a Bott Smartvan storage kit in your life.

These ingenious sets are compatible with all of the most popular types of van – including the Ford Transit, Ford Connect, Peugeot Partner and Vauxhall Vivaro – and provide ample storage space that attaches to the interior of your vehicle.

They come in a variety of sizes and features include sturdy trough shelves, bins for small parts, frame end panels for perfo-mounted accessories, sliding Euro containers for bulkier items, power tool case holders and more.

If you’re looking for clever storage that’ll still give you plenty of room to move around inside your van, then a Bott Smartvan storage kit is the answer.


Looking for more innovative storage solutions? Then check out our full range of storage products at Halfords.com.