Bench Brush and Dustpan
Here’s a classic accompaniment to any shop. Run down to Lowe’s and pick up the Quickie Bench Brush ($11) and Cleanco Jumbo Metal Dust Pan ($15). No explanation needed. No Lowe’s near you? You can get something similar at any home center, woodworking store or online.
Military Surplus BoxesSteel or plastic boxes from a military surplus store are a great option for hardware storage. These boxes won't rust and usually have a watertight seal. Try these 11 easy space-saving ideas for your garage.
Old JarsSave those old peanut butter and baby food jars to use for hardware storage. You can attach the lids under a shelf with two screws. This will keep the lids in place and allow you to screw on the jar once it's loaded with hardware pieces. Build a top-of-the-line DIY hardware organizer in just one day.
Recycle Oil ContainersBefore you toss those used motor oil containers, consider using them as a way to store hardware. Cut away one side with a utility knife, scrub out the residue and load them up with nails, screws and washers. These 24 clever storage ideas will help with all that hard-to-store stuff.
Muffin Tin StoragePut those old muffin tins to good use by using them to store hardware. You can create a tote to easily transport the tins to and from various projects. Learn how to build a muffin tin storage bin.
Cocoa ContainersRepurpose cocoa containers to hold bolts, nails and screws. These containers work well since they are easy to grab and don't take up much space on the shelf. Organize the workshop with these 21 tool storage tips, tricks and ideas.
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