Since the time humans have been keeping “stuff,” we have enjoyed the happy task of finding someplace to put said stuff. For years, fasteners, bits, and bobs have lived in a draw in my workbench. For the last year of that time it has been increasingly harder and to get closed — until the last time I shut it. Apparently it really had reached that magic capacity where truly nothing else would fit, and in doing so, the final compression of the drawer closing popped a tube of two-part epoxy stored there. The resulting mess meant I was in the market for fastener storage.
After the trip to Lowe’s for the 22-container storage bin, the resulting mess on the floor was a little embarrassing. For years I kept saying “I don’t need one of those storage things,” or “folks in India turn chess pieces with their feet on a hand-cranked lathe; I don’t need plastic storage bins.” This logic was, of course, moronic and just an excuse. After the glue ball in the drawer and the second trip to the store for screws I knew I already had but couldn’t find, organization won out.
Even after a weekend of using the thing, I still marvel at being able to find my fasteners. It was worth the $20.