Expert Hardware Drawer Organization Tips

Nothing has a chance to randomly accumulate in Bruce’s shop—not in apron pockets, on cabinet shelves, not even in a drawer. There is truly a place for everything, everything goes in its place, and no usable area remains empty. One of his hardware drawers is a sublime example.

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Find-Anything Hardware Drawer

Nothing has a chance to randomly accumulate in Bruce’s shop—not in apron pockets, on cabinet shelves, not even in a drawer. There is truly a place for everything, everything goes in its place, and no usable area remains empty. Even just one of his hardware drawers is a sublime example.

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Hardware organization techniques:

  • In this drawer, movable partitions are held in place by strips of foam weather stripping at the front and back.
  • The 44-plus boxes rest on edge, labels up, for easy grabbing and stowing.
  • “I key the labels in on the computer and print them out on sticky labels,” Bruce says.
  • Shop for boxes at craft, tackle, office or dollar stores.

However, if you want lots of just about any particular size box, check out althor.com. This is for super-organized shop rats, though. The minimum order is $100! But you get tons of high-quality boxes for the money. Or check out this hardware organizer that you can get on Amazon for less than $35! Think of never having to wonder where to find a 1-in. drywall screw or a 3/8-in. washer!

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