Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Dickinson, Tx. / Somerville, TX
My shop was always clean. I probably got more done in one day than any messy shop. I never had to search for anything. It doesn't take long to clean up and I always know where everything is.
I did a lot of repair and restoration work in addition to new builds. Customers were always impressed when they came into the work area. They knew their stuff was well taken care of.
If a screw or spring fell on the floor, it didn't take 15 minutes to find it. And if I wanted to spray, I could always find a spot for quick spray job.
I would always stop everything around mid-day, use air compressor jet nozzle, then sweep up and put all tools up. At shut down, took 2 people around 5 minutes with leaf blowers. At shut down time, it took about 10 minutes.
I could come in the morning to a clean shop and start fresh. To say that a messy shop is the sign of a working shop and a clean shop is an idle shop is shear nonsense.
Once when I was traveling, my van made a strange sound. I pulled into one service mechanic shop and it was a mess. I drove away The next shop we pulled into had a lot of relative new cars in the parking lot. The inside of the shop was clean and organized. We felt confident leaving my van with him.
Retired woodworker, amongst other things, Sold full time cruising boat and now full time cruising in RV. Currently in Somerville, Tx
Last edited by Tony B; 02-14-2020 at 10:42 AM.