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I seem to collect those boxes of screws from Lowes/HomeDepot and I'm looking for a way to organize them. I started cutting the box label and using your standard drawer organizer but they never hold enough or I fill it up and run out of room.

Does anybody have a better recommendation on how to organize these?
 

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Hi @malangon,

You might want to take a look at this post:

https://www.diychatroom.com/f194/how-do-you-organize-your-diy-tools-655379/

While it is not just for nuts and bolts and screws (Oh My....) It does touch on the topic as well as tools in general.

Personally, I use a variety of storage bins to keep them straight. I think I posted most of them in that thread.

Welcome to the forum by the way.

Also, you may want to consider putting your location in your profile, it helps us when we try to answer questions if we know where you are located. Just use the closest big city, if you want.
 

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Collect all the standard 4 drawer metal file cabinets that you can find.

At garage, yard, rummage, second hand sales.

They are sturdy, easy operating, and often low priced.

Hold a large amount, and you can find plastic containers that fit in the drawer very well.


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I have a shelving unit to store screw boxes in order of size and length, flathead, roundhead then brass along with glue, spray lubes, etc. etc. I also have a bunch of these plastic bins:





They come in a variety of sizes with either wall-hanging brackets (sort of like a French cleat), pegboard brackets or, if you have a lot, you can get a stand. The thing I like about these is you can take the bin with you out to the project site.


It seems that no matter how much storage you have for your bits and pieces, it won't be enough.
 

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My husband had installed the tip out bins for loose stuff and puts some of his nail/screw boxes on shelves so he can still see the label/product. It's below zero and pitch black outside but maybe later today I can go take a picture of his box sorting. Its not perfect, but it works better than shoving them in a cabinet or bigger box heh
 

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if you are a DIY guy, and you like to make things, this is a project
I have on my Bucket List. it accepts all the one-pound boxes of
screws, nails, etc. with advanced planning, you can make it two or
three wide to hang on the wall with a cleat. Plans are available online.
 

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Avery waterproof shipping labels. Once it sticks, does not come off paper and even glass run through washing machine. It also is greyed out so covers over old markers. If nail box, shipping tape around the sides and bottom. Another words, I reinforce the box the nails came in. Then label on the side where I can easily id the contents. 2 labels front, back, and top, if necessary. Anything to make it instantly id-able.
 
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