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Milwaukee PackOUT Crate

Milwaukee PackOUT Crate

Milwaukee Tool’s rugged crate is perfect for holding and carrying power tools and accessories. The impact resistant crate can carry up to 50 lb, is stackable, or can be hung on the wall with an optional mounting plate. Locking points ensure stable stacking, and it’s compatible with other PackOUT storage components.

YardStick Drink Holders

YardStick Drink Holders

Keep your drinks within reach with one of these outdoor metal holders from Newch Creative Welds. The YardStick comes in 1-drink, 2-drink, and 4-drink variants, each with a 3-foot-tall stake for the beach or grass, along with a built-in bottle opener. They also make versions with a metal stand for use on patios or decks.

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Gaming Residence Cart

Gaming Residence Cart

Thanko Japan’s all-in-one plastic rack is perfect for gamers, providing storage for consoles, game boxes, and accessories. It comes with an HDMI switch and an outlet strip, though it’s designed for 2-prong AC plugs only. Stack two for even more space. You’ll need to use a service like White Rabbit Express to import one from Japan.

Titan Deluxe Tool Roll

Titan Deluxe Tool Roll

Rugged Tools‘ tool roll is designed to be more durable and functional than others. It’s made from a water-resistant, grease-resistant, rip-resistant fabric with reinforced seams, and has five deep tool pockets, and one that’s also accessible outside. Hanging grommets make the 26″ x 14.5″ interior easy to access.

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.

Parax S-RACK Bike Rack

Parax S-RACK Bike Rack

Handmade in Germany, these racks are great for getting bicycles up off the ground. Each one features a sturdy aluminum body with a felt-lined “V” groove that gives your bike a safe resting place. An interior cubby has a wooden shelf that’s great for storing small accessories. Available in black or white with a variety of wood finishes.

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.

Jerry Can Mini Bars

Jerry Can Mini Bars

We had no idea that people were packing their spirits and mixers into fuel canisters, but we found a number of artists over on Etsy doing just that. Each one features a hinged front to access your drink supplies, while some have wooden dividers or elastic straps to keep things organized. There’s a DIY guide on Instructables too.

Shock-Resistant Laptop Sleeve

Shock-Resistant Laptop Sleeve

You spent big bucks on your laptop, but is your case up to protecting it from shocks or spills? This sleeve from Domiso uses layers of polyurethane, EVA plastic, and sponge rubber to insulate your precious electronic cargo from damage. It comes in sizes ranging from 10″ to 17.3″, so there’s one for every laptop.

Coolest Coffee Table

Coolest Coffee Table

This unique wooden coffee table packs all kinds of useful features, including a pop-up mini table, Bluetooth speakers, dual drink coolers, hidden storage compartments, a charging station, and more. It’s set to retail for $695, but a $1 reservation secures a discounted pre-order price of $465.

Nanuk 935 Waterproof Carry-on

Nanuk 935 Waterproof Carry-on

Nanuk’s wheeled hard-sided case is perfect for traveling with cameras and lenses, drones, or other delicate equipment. It’s a TSA-compliant 22″ x 14″ x 9″, and can be kitted out with a cubed foam insert, a zippered lid organizer, a padded divider, or purchased empty. Nanuk makes specialized cases as well.

Weekend Warrior Tool Wall

Weekend Warrior Tool Wall

Omniwall makes strong and versatile storage systems for tools, and this is their best setup. The 8-foot-wide Weekend Warrior kit includes a variety of shelves, hooks, bins, and holders, keeping all of your tools at the ready. It comes in a variety of panel and accessory colors, and an even bigger 12-foot-wide version.

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.

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Mote Pocket Organizer

Mote Pocket Organizer

The Mote offers a unique way to carry and organize small items. It has eight containers which can hold pills, mints, or even soft items like lip balm or sunscreen. At just 85mm x 55mm x 7mm (~3.34″ x 2.16″ x 0.27″), it’s small enough to carry in your pocket or even inside of many wallets.

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.

Triple Vinyl Record Tower

Triple Vinyl Record Tower

Keep all your vinyl records organized and easily accessible with this hand-welded metal storage tower from Design Atelier Article. It comes in two variants – one that holds 240 LPs and one that holds 300 LPs. Both measure 45″ high, but vary in width from 15 3/4″ to 19 2/3″. They also make a squared-off storage unit with casters.

Pewter Death Star Container

Pewter Death Star Container

Measuring in at just 4″ in diameter, Royal Selangor’s pewter Death Star is roughly a 1:1,600,000 scale replica the Empire’s deadly space station. But rather than exploding when you hit its exhaust port, this one splits in two so you can store small trinkets inside. A very special collectible for serious Star Wars fans.

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.

HybridDrive Storage Hub

HybridDrive Storage Hub

Feeling constrained by the limited ports and expensive storage on modern MacBooks or other USB-C devices? The HybridDrive adds two USB-A 3.1 Gen 2, full function USB-C, 4K60Hz HDMI with HDR, and SD and MicroSD ports, while also adding high speed solid-state storage. Available in capacities from 128GB to 2TB.

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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Revov Tray Box

Revov Tray Box

The Revov keeps your glasses, keys, phone, watch, and other everyday essentials organized. Its rotating beech wood top tray snaps satisfyingly into place using magnets, providing quick access to the items stored in the aluminum cubby below. Plus, removable dividers allow you to customize its storage compartment.

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.

Gold Tone Guitar Shelf

Gold Tone Guitar Shelf

Gold Tone makes banjos, guitars, mandolins and ukes that look as good as they sound. They also use real guitar parts to make this cool shelf for music-lovers. It has a mahogany body and neck with interior detailing, shelves with binding, a walnut finger board, and a guitar hanger wall mount. Shredding talent not included.

Barva Wood Bedside Stand

Barva Wood Bedside Stand

Keep your everyday pocket items neat and tidy with this handsome wooden bedside organizer. It offers trays for wallets, rings, and loose change, and a backboard that can hold one phone, two phones, or a tablet, as well as a watch. In ebony, natural walnut, dark walnut, or cherry finishes.

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.

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