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Rainbow Parts Organizer

Rainbow Parts Organizer

There’s something so satisfying about a well-organized workshop. Maker Zack Freedman shows how he brought order to chaos by creating a wall of parts bins that create a smooth gradient when all the drawers are in their proper places. He 3D printed the faceplates using rainbow filament and laser cut the drawer labels.

Best Pocket Organizers 2020

Best Pocket Organizers 2020

Like many of you, we’ve collected quite a few tools, pens, flashlights, and other pocketable accessories. But we don’t want to stuff our pants pockets all the time. Everyday Carry is here with their picks for 14 small organizer pouches which offer plenty of straps and internal pockets for keeping your small gear at the ready.

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Drop Cache Display Valet

Drop Cache Display Valet

Keep your pocket tools, watches, and other EDC gear organized with this lockable display valet from Drop. It holds up to 7 knives, 3 watches, a wallet, and 2 full-size pens or 4 small flashlights, and has a USB pass-through for charging. An optional storage drawer ($50) stacks beneath the main section for added capacity.

TI-EDC Bullet Pill Cache

TI-EDC Bullet Pill Cache

This bullet-shaped storage capsule is perfect for carrying emergency pills or tightly-rolled cash. The mini-size version has a depth of 0.5″, while the medium is 0.84″ deep. It’s made from titanium and has a waterproof o-ring seal. Comes with a keychain split ring, as well as a stainless steel necklace.

ZigZag Stackable Wine Racks

ZigZag Stackable Wine Racks

Keep your wine bottles organized while showing them off with these modular racks from Amazua. The “U” shaped shelves hold one bottle in each direction, and can be stacked in any pattern you want. Made from ABS plastic with automotive-grade silver coating. Sold in sets of two.

Cling NanoSTRIPS

Cling NanoSTRIPS

These 4.3″ x 2″ gel strips have a sticky nano-suction material on both sides. They’re strong enough to hold items weighing up to 2.2 lb. on smooth surfaces, and can be cleaned and reused up to 1000 times with a simple rinse with water. Sold in packs of 12. Special discount price at Touch of Modern through 8.26.2020.

Crushed Steel Pencil Holder

Crushed Steel Pencil Holder

Using a homemade hydraulic press, a section of square steel tube, and his forge, blacksmith Paul Pinto shows us how he made a cool looking container to keep his office supplies like pens, pencils, paint brushes, and err.. an ice pick.

Best Valet Trays 2020

Best Valet Trays 2020

You’ve spent your hard-earned cash building a collection of great tools, watches, and other pocketable items. Don’t leave them lying around to get lost. Everyday Carry picked 12 really nice valet trays for organizing your gear at home. We’re suckers for compartments, so the Drop Cache is our fave.

Tuflug Tool Organizer Bag

Tuflug Tool Organizer Bag

This soft-sided tool bag is made from durable 1000D PVC, which resists tears, punctures, water, and UV damage. Inside, you’ll find a large main compartment and eight small tool pouches, along with two pockets on front. Its high-visibility orange design is easy to spot, and has reflective stripes on its shoulder strap. Measures 14.5″ x 9.5″ x 8″.

Grenade Zipper Pouch

Grenade Zipper Pouch

This military-inspired accessory is great for carrying small items. Its oval shape and bumpy body resemble a hand grenade, while its hanging loop looks like a pin ready to be pulled. Inside, you’ll find a zippered compartment and a place to hang your keys. You can find a similar pouch in more colors over on Amazon.

Leather Wall Organizers

Leather Wall Organizers

Urban Article’s hanging wall organizer stands out from the crowd thanks to its stitched leather construction. Simply hang via the brass grommet at top, then use it to store pens, pencils, eyeglasses, or other small items. Available in single, double, or triple sizes, as well as a horizontal version for mail and other wider items.

Keter Technician Tool Case

Keter Technician Tool Case

This sturdy and inexpensive carrying case from Keter is made from weather-resistant polypropylene, and offers plenty of space for organizing small tools inside. It’s got tool holders in its lid, along with adjustable dividers in its main compartment, and a removable bin for small parts. Measures 18.9″L x 14.96″W x 6.89″H.

Orbitkey Desk Mat

Orbitkey Desk Mat

This mat doesn’t just protect your desktop from wear, it keeps it organized. It has a smooth work surface for your computer and a mouse, and a felt layer that keeps papers out of the way. Its tray is ideal for pens and pencils, and a magnetic holder keeps cables in place. Available in 14.5″ x 26.7″ and 16.5″ x 35″ sizes.

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DomeDock Baseball Cap Rack

DomeDock Baseball Cap Rack

Do you collect ball caps? This smartly-designed, minimal rack lets you store up to 15 hats on your wall. Simply place your first cap in the DomeDock holder, and start stacking. Available in white or black, with discounts available for multiples.

LEGO Stud Wall Hooks

LEGO Stud Wall Hooks

Add a touch of LEGO awesomeness to any room with these whimsical wall hooks that look like oversize round LEGO 1×1 studs. The set of three includes one white (1″), one black (2″), and one grey (3″) hook. They’re perfect for hanging minifig cosplay hats.

Dango EDC Tray

Dango EDC Tray

Unlike tabletop organizers made from plastic or wood, Dango’s aluminum tray is made to be as substantial as the items you place in it. It’s got compartments for phones, wallets, keys, pocket tools, and other EDC, built-in cable management, and can be equipped with DTEX pads for added protection of your items.

The 8×6 Workshop

The 8×6 Workshop

We’ve seen some pretty sweet tiny houses over the years, but this is the first time we’ve seen a tiny workshop. Artist Stephen Watson built himself a place to work on his projects that measures just 8′ x 6′ (48 square feet.) It’s a great demonstration of what can be done with a small space and a fastidious approach to organization.

Velcro Easy Hang Straps

Velcro Easy Hang Straps

Backed with heavy duty Velcro fasteners, these straps are ideal for hanging up everything from garden hoses to power tools to extension cords in your workshop or garage. They come in capacities from 50 to 300 lb, and feature a spring-loaded quick-release carabiner hook.

Concrete Desk Organizer

Concrete Desk Organizer

Just because you’re working from home doesn’t mean your desk should be a mess. Urban Minimalist’s smart looking desk organizer has spaces for your phone, pens, pencils, business cards, and everyday objects. It’s made form cast concrete and has a recycled cork bottom to protect surfaces from scratches.

CleverMade Collapsible Crates

CleverMade Collapsible Crates

CleverMade’s lightweight plastic crates make it easy to store and carry loose items, but then get out of the way when they’re not in use. They have built-in handles and their removable lid secures to the bottom of the crate. Available in a variety of sizes, with either solid or open sides. Sold three to a pack.

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MagEasy Organizer

MagEasy Organizer

This customizable organizer system helps keep your desk free of clutter. Its consists of two different kinds of board and a set of pockets, clips, and holders, each of which attaches magnetically. It’s available as a angled desktop model as well as a portable folio, and you can easily rearrange and swap items between them.

Shadow Foam Tool Wall

Shadow Foam Tool Wall

There are lots of ways to keep tools organized, but there’s something very satisfying about custom-cut foam dividers that hold tools perfectly in place. The guys at Shadow Foam make that kind of dense foam, and recently used a huge sheet of it to create an epic wall for mounting and organizing all their Makita power tools.

26-Pocket Tool Roll

26-Pocket Tool Roll

Bull Tools’ large tool roll is great for organization and storage, with 22 graduated pockets that hold different sizes of wrenches, along with four additional pockets for other items. Made from 24-ounce, waterproof duck canvas, it opens up to 30″ x 13.5″, and rolls up to about 5″ x 13.5″.

FindyBot 3000 Organizer

FindyBot 3000 Organizer

If you have lots of small parts in your workshop, it can be a challenge to keep them organized. Engineer Dustin Dobransky built a voice-based system using Google Home, IFTTT, a Particle Photon microcontroller, and LED strip lights to place and find items in unlabeled bins. Complete build details on Instructables.

Off Chutes EDC Pouches

Off Chutes EDC Pouches

Ashland, Oregon’s Bamboo Chutes handmakes colorful bags, wallets, and other accessories using recycled parachute and paraglider fabric. Among their selection are various pouches for carrying tools, lighters, flashlights, credit cards, and other small items.

Plan Station Pro Hanging Desk

Plan Station Pro Hanging Desk

Plan Station’s ingenious invention lets you add a desk anywhere you have some wall studs to hang it from. Simply load two 24″ x 48″ sheets of plywood into its nylon sleeves, and you’ll get a work surface and more than 20 pockets for pens, papers, and more. Great for construction sites, garages, or temporary work at home spaces.

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