Blog Series: “Tools for a Window Cleaning Business” 2. Create A Tool Belt
In the previous article, I provided a list of basic tools you will want to buy before starting a window cleaning business.
Build Your Own Custom Work Belt
The next step in upping your arsenal would be to make your own work belt. There are many you can buy online. I wouldn’t go that route, since they will only last for so much use before they start falling apart.
What I would recommend you do is go to a hardware store and get a good solid leather work belt that will last for years of use. You can also get a leather hammer holster that can be used as a holster for your cotton cloths.
Here is a list of a few items you can get for creating your window cleaners work belt:
- Leather work belt
- Leather hammer holster (for holding cloths)
- Squeegee holster
- Bucket on a belt holster
- Drip Guard (put behind bucket on a belt holster to keep your leg dry)
You may wish to also either buy a plastic backing to keep your leg dry from drips from the bucket on a belt holster or go to a shoe repair shop and ask if you they can make one out of leather for you.
A shoe repair guy gave me a large piece of leather to use as a drip guard for free years ago. It may be a little worn and dirty, yet it keeps my leg a lot dryer than if I didn’t have a drip shield.
Whatever things you decide to go with, I would highly recommend buying solid leather where possible as leather will last the longest. Any fabric type belt will disintegrate with time, no matter how strong it may appear in the beginning.
Whether you are a new or experienced window cleaner, you will see the value in buying quality leather products as it relates to building your own tool belt. You will get many more years of use out of leather as opposed to any other type of belt sold on cleaning suppliers websites.
How to Assemble Your Tool Belt
Start with your belt. Add each holster to the belt until they are in comfortable locations on your waist. You may choose to tweak where you locate the holsters on the belt depending on your personal preferences.
Whether you have a little or a lot of experience with this, I’d love to hear your thoughts in a comment below. If you found value in this post, please hit one of the share buttons below. Thanks for reading.
William R King