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Old 01-04-2011, 01:44 PM   #16
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I'm working on organizing my utility room and adding shelving.

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Concerning the jars and lids screwed to boards -- that's a quite old method and works well -- EXCEPT if you use glass jars and have a concrete floor. Sooner or later you'll drop one of those glass jars and it will break -- as I learned over 50 years ago at a friend's house. Use plastic jars if you can. I find I like to use the larger plastic jars for mayonnaise to store screws in. I buy the 5 pound boxes of Torx screws, then transfer them to a mayo jar. Works great and I can drop the jar without spilling the screws.
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I have to sort my tool cupboard , get boxs tool boxs small pots ; apart from shelfs hooks on wall and maybe wooden board with nails nicely placed to hold serton tools, any better ideas ?
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I made this one to hold coffee jars.
The slats swivel and the pegs hold them at an angle that makes them easy to remove.
Then you can pull the peg and they lay flat. Po)
Double drilled, centered mounting holes in the front to screw to one stud.

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great work there. it`s always heard for me to manage my work place it`s so messy and disturbing.
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I'm frustrated when I tried these plastic drawer Organizers. For a limited range of wanna-keeps they may be fine. What my problem was that I ending up opening more than half the drawers before I found what I was looking for. Needless to say, I stopped trying to use it.

My preference now is for multi compartment plastic cases with individual compartments that can be removed. The small size that I like has 15 Compartments. They are also available in sizes with larger bins and in double sided cases.

For a large array of small pins, nails, Clips, screws, & nails I depend on this $10 pre-loaded HFT Organizer
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I'm frustrated when I tried these plastic drawer Organizers. For a limited range of wanna-keeps they may be fine. What my problem was that I ending up opening more than half the drawers before I found what I was looking for.
Labels labels labels!!

I always keep a pack of those stick-on file labels (like, Avery or whoever makes them). They're good because they're not TOO sticky if you want to take them off and replace them.
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Another idea is to separate small items (or small quantities) into craft ziplock bags and hang them on a peg board. You can find bags 2"x2" or smaller at craft stores. This way many bags with similar items can be stored on one peg.
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I had no idea you were so crafty, gma2rjc! outside of that ittsy bitsy 1/8" of an inch difference in height , very nice!
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The goal in getting organized is to have less stuff to keep track of and at the same time make your stuff easier to find.
Putting stuff in jars does not make things easier to find:
  • Have to take the top off to see all what's inside
  • Easy to forget what you have in there
  • Odd size stuff does not fit in there
Keeping stuff in little plastic drawers has the same problems
For me, my favorite is closed top Organizers:
  • Transparent Top shows everything
  • Stuff stays in place if turned upsde down
  • Plastic dividers can be moved for odd size stuff
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I've put a small line of white tack, same as blue tack but with slite different, along the top edge so when turned over screws and nails don't move from one compartment to the next
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Also if you do use jars, use lables, I hate searching for anything.
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It also helps if you hang a sign in your storage area, threatening death and destruction to anyone who takes something and doesn't return it or puts things back where they don't belong.

Or you could set an empty box or cart out in the open and tell everyone that when they return something, put it in the box/cart and you'll put it back where it belongs.... like they do at the library.
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The goal in getting organized is to have less stuff to keep track of and at the same time make your stuff easier to find.
Putting stuff in jars does not make things easier to find:
  • Have to take the top off to see all what's inside
  • Easy to forget what you have in there
  • Odd size stuff does not fit in there
Keeping stuff in little plastic drawers has the same problems
For me, my favorite is closed top Organizers:
  • Transparent Top shows everything
  • Stuff stays in place if turned upsde down
  • Plastic dividers can be moved for odd size stuff
Jars are transparent, and anything can be labeled. THe biggest problem with those clear bins is if you want to rearrange anything you have to pretty much start from scratch. I have two stacked sets of those plastic drawers, all carefully labeled. If I want to rearrange them? I can pull out however many I need to and move them around willy nilly, the labels all still point me where I need to go
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.....The biggest problem with those clear bins is if you want to rearrange anything you have to pretty much start from scratch..........
Not true- That Organizer has 27 Bins and they are all removable. Any home made labels would be completely redundant because with the cantilever top open you can see the contents of all 27 bins
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Not true- That Organizer has 27 Bins and they are all removable. Any home made labels would be completely redundant because with the cantilever top open you can see the contents of all 27 bins
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My mistake; that's a neat product.

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