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Jerry Can Mini Bars

Jerry Can Mini Bars
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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.

SneakerThrone Shoe Organizers

SneakerThrone Shoe Organizers
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Put your sneakers collection on display in these LED-illuminated shoe organizers. Each two-shelf module is handmade from wood and features lift-and-slide acrylic doors with brushed silver pulls. Each unit holds up to six pairs of shoes and comes with a remote to control lighting colors.

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Rumpl Shady Sunglass Pouch

Rumpl Shady Sunglass Pouch
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Rumpl’s softly padded sunglass case borrows its looks from the brand’s puffy indoor/outdoor blankets. It keeps your glasses scratch-free and has a DWR finish to resist stains and water. It also fits many phones and has a hidden zipper pocket for storing credit cards or your house key.

MagHolder Game Card + Token Holders

MagHolder Game Card + Token Holders

Tabletop games are great, but keeping their cards and tokens from getting scattered all over is a pain. MagHolders are modular mini drawers perfect for holding game pieces and cards. They have multiple magnets, so they can be attached side by side, stacked, or inverted to hold extra cards. Sold in sets from 4 to 100 pieces.

Viperade VE3 Tool Pouch

Viperade VE3 Tool Pouch
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Viperade’s tool pouch keeps EDC gear organized and ready to use. It’s made from 500D polyester fiber with rounded corners and binding tape on its pockets to prevent fraying. Its angled pockets are ideal for small tools and pens, while its top pocket holds a 3.5″x 5.5″ notebook or a phone. A zipper compartment holds loose items.

Shadow Foam Tool Wall V2.0

Shadow Foam Tool Wall V2.0

A while back, Shadow Foam built a custom-cut foam tool organizer for their Makita power tools. After moving to a new workshop, they built an upgraded version using their new and improved foam, and incorporating feedback from followers. You can purchase Shadow Foam for your own projects here.

Nite Ize HookLock Bungee

Nite Ize HookLock Bungee

Bungee cords are handy for tying things down, but their open hooks can come loose easily, especially without enough tension. Nite Ize’s smart HookLock bungees have locking hooks, ensuring secure and reliable attachment at both ends. Available in color-coded 24″, 36″, and 48″ lengths.

VW Camper Van Storage Tin

VW Camper Van Storage Tin
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Keep your pens, pencils, erasers, and other office supplies organized and out of sight inside this miniature of Volkswagen’s iconic Type 1 camper van. It’s also great for storing cookies and candies if you get a case of the munchies between Zoom calls – it makes a great gift for VW fans and hippies of all ages.

Plastic Bottle Cap Cache

Plastic Bottle Cap Cache

Tokyo_Bird shared this 3D-printable design which makes use of plastic soda bottle caps for sealing small containers. They’re ideal for storing items like screws, washers, or pills. The design is available for download from Thingiverse. We’re not sure they fit U.S.-size bottle caps, but they include STL files for printing your own caps.

CleverMade Collapsible Crates

CleverMade Collapsible Crates
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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.

Velcro Easy Hang Straps

Velcro Easy Hang Straps
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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.

Magpul Daka Gear Pouches

Magpul Daka Gear Pouches
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Magpul’s pouches are ideal for carrying small items, from tools to parts to ammo. They’re made from a reinforced polymer fabric with an anti-slip texture, welded seams, and a water-resistant YKK zipper with a shrink-tube-wrapped paracord zipper for easy opening with gloves on. They also make a see-through version.

Osuza Canvas Pack

Osuza Canvas Pack
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Designed to help artists carry their everyday supplies, Osuza’s innovative backpack opens up completely flat to provide quick, organized access to all of your gear. It’s got lots of loops and pockets for holding tools, brushes, and other loose items, and its top can open to tote long or oddly-shaped items.

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Sidiocrate Organizer Bins

Sidiocrate Organizer Bins
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Milk crates are great for storing stuff, but they’re too wide open for organizing smaller items. SIDIO makes half-height milk crates with adjustable dividers. They can be equipped with a snap-on lid or interior mat to keep things from falling out. They also make heavy-duty metal dividers that attach to standard milk crates.

Curved Colored Pencil Organizer

Curved Colored Pencil Organizer
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Do you like to doodle with colored pencils? This pencil holder gets them out of their box and turns them into a desktop work of art. The curved organizers are made out of beech wood by Bond Art Studio, and can be ordered in 24, 36, 48, and 72 pencil sizes, and have a storage tray for accessories like pens, smudgers, and erasers.

Tiny Owl Vinyl Storage Rack

Tiny Owl Vinyl Storage Rack
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Proud Owl’s distressed wood rack provides easy access to your vinyl collection. Its asymmetrical design faces half your records forward and the other half sideways. Its right side has just enough room for a turntable or for displaying trinkets. It comes in various colors, with or without legs in 6″, 12″, or 20″ lengths.

Transforming Spiral Staircase

Transforming Spiral Staircase

The Eclettica staircase is a space-saving piece of functional decor. It stands as a vertical storage tower, but can transform into a spiral staircase for accessing a loft. Its motorized drive mechanism rotates the stairs around a central pivot. The steps can be configured as bookcases, drawers, shoe racks, or bottle racks.

Otis Desk Organizers

Otis Desk Organizers

The big problem with desk drawers is that they’re not very good at organizing small items. That’s where Otis desk organizers come in. They offer stacks of smaller drawers with adjustable dividers to help keep things tidy. Choose from an 8-drawer floor tower or 4-drawer hanger unit which mounts under your desk.

Pewter Death Star Container

Pewter Death Star Container
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Measuring in at just 4″ in diameter, Royal Selangor’s pewter Death Star is a 1:1,600,000 scale replica of 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.

Triple Vinyl Record Tower

Triple Vinyl Record Tower
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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.

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Origami R5 Storage Rack

Origami R5 Storage Rack
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This four-shelf steel rack can hold up to 1000 pounds without wheels, and up to 300 pounds with wheels. It folds up small enough to stash in a closet when not in use, and unfolds and latches together in under 5 seconds with no tools. Available in black, pewter, platinum, red, and white.

Gold Tone Guitar Shelf

Gold Tone Guitar Shelf
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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 fingerboard, and a guitar hanger wall mount. Shredding talent not included.

Plywood Milk Crates

Plywood Milk Crates
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Milk crates are a great way to store records and books. But the plastic ones look really cheap. For a more refined look, consider these wooden crates from WAAM. They’re made from high-density birch plywood and offer a playful take on the ones you probably shouldn’t have swiped from the alley behind the grocery store.

Tactical Travel Tray

Tactical Travel Tray
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This handy travel accessory from Maxpedition Gear gives you a place to keep your phone, wallet, keys, eyeglasses, and other small accessories, so you know exactly where they are. It lays flat when not in use and snaps together at its corners or edges to form a tray or taco-shaped storage compartment.

Making a French Cleat Tool Wall

Making a French Cleat Tool Wall

One of the most important parts of any workshop is having some way to store and organize tools. Builder Ben Tardif decided he wanted something that offered flexibility, so he built a wall storage system that uses French cleats for hanging and arranging custom bins and shelves that hold his most frequently used tools.

LED Waveform Headphone Stand

LED Waveform Headphone Stand
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Give your over-the-ear headphones a proper place to rest when you’re not wearing them. This handmade stand from AmbiColoredLight features a head-shaped sandalwood-veneered base. At its center is a light-up acrylic porthole that displays a laser-etched waveform graphic that can change colors to suit your mood.

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