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12 Amazing Hardware Storage Containers for Your Workshop

Getting organized in the new year is a goal for many, but it can be overwhelming if you don't know where to start. When it comes to organizing your hardware in the workshop, garage or basement, consider these 12 hardware storage organizers that will help you get the job done.

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Split-Top Hardware Storage

These canisters will help you organize hardware so you’ll easily be able to find just what you’re looking for. Made of durable plastic, they have a unique split-top vinyl lid to keep items inside. “These containers are a game changer,” said one Amazon buyer. “We are able to buy nails, screws, etc. in bulk then take smaller quantities to the job site. Everyone should own these!” Create the ultimate DIY space in your workshop with these 31 inexpensive updates.

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Wall-Mounted Organizer Bins

Find a place for all that hardware with this wall-mount organizer. It has 30 separate storage bins for all of your hardware storage needs. Its open design makes it easy to find just what you’re looking for. Thirty-six-piece and 44-piece setups are also available. Keep your workshop neat and tidy with these 11 clever tips.

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Military Surplus Boxes

Steel 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.

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Portable Organizer

This hardware storage organizer from Stanley is features a wide handle, so it’s easy to carry to and from the job site. It has removable cup compartments in three different sizes, perfect for all sizes of hardware. Follow these tips for getting your garage clean and organized.

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Plastic Drawer Hardware Storage Cabinet

This hardware storage cabinet has 24 plastic drawers to help you organize everything from screws and bolts to washers and nails. The cabinet can be wall mounted with keyhole slots on the back. Buyers note the drawers are made from sturdy plastic and hold up to daily use. Get your workshop organized with these inexpensive DIY storage solutions.

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Old Jars

Save 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.

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Stackable Containers

These plastic containers are a great option for storing hardware since they are stackable and won’t take up much space in your workshop. The lids are easily attached and allow you to find just what you need, right when you need it. These 27 garage organization ideas are life-changing.

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Clear Storage Case

This three-tier clear storage case has snap-lock trays to keep hardware organized, even when transporting it to and from your DIY projects. Made from strong, durable plastic, it’s perfect for hardware storage. Repurpose your old eyeglass cases for hardware and drill bit storage!

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Recycle Oil Containers

Before 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.

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Pegboard Bins

There’s a good chance you already use pegboard to organize various areas of your home. These bins attach directly to the pegboard, allowing you to get hardware off you workbench. “I have been able to nicely organize a collection of nuts, bolts, washers, drill bits and other miscellaneous items for under $10 which is the most important thing,” said one Amazon buyer. Organize anything with pegboards: Try these 14 tips and tricks.

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Muffin Tin Storage

Put 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.

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Cocoa Containers

Repurpose 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.

Rachel Brougham
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