To preserve that glowing quality wood gets with age, many pros suggest you not sand refinished wood (Refinishing floors is one exception). Of course, you may have to sand a piece that has been stripped with materials that have raised the grain or to remove imbedded wax or stearates.
A problem for those in northern climates is the constant hassle of moving tools from garage to basement in the fall and back again in spring. Newer roll-away storage chests, project centers, utility carts, and wheeled tool boxes provide portable storage to make the job easy. Rolling tool carts with extendable handles like carry-on luggage also let you divide tools according to the project and wheel right to the job.