I’m totally guilty of grabbing tools and leaving them all over the house. Not fun when you need a screwdriver, but forgot where you left the darn thing.
We don’t have a ton of tools, just an average three drawer toolbox worth. Screws, nails, and such are kept in a clear organizer we found at the hardware store. All other miscellaneous items are kept in clear storage bins. Some day I dream of a beautiful garage with a wall of pegboard and tools hanging up. A girl can dream.
If your spouse doesn’t mind you messing with the tools, go ahead and round up all the lost tools and organize those puppies. If they do mind, maybe you can coax them to do something about the mess with some good old fashioned Girl Scout cookie bribery.