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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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″.
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.
The Geco Hub is a unique, wall-mounted organizer. It uses a 4×4 grid of silicone rubber structures which can securely hold small objects in place. It’s great for keys, eyeglasses, pens, and desk accessories. Its modular design means you can seamlessly join multiple units together, and it can be ordered in either light grey or blue-green.
Accessory maker Dango’s portable storage canister looks like something on Batman’s utility belt. It’s machined from 6061 aluminum, and provides a waterproof, food-safe space to carry pills, money, keys, coins, matches or other small supplies. It’s available in satin silver or jet black, and with an optional paracord tether.
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.
This sleek metal case is designed for storing a box of matches, but also works for other small items like jewelry or coins. Each one is milled from a single block of GR5 titanium alloy, and has strong magnets to hold its lid firmly in place. Available with a plain finish, or one of three etched geometric patterns.
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.
These hexagonal containers are perfect for carrying pills, toiletries, jewelry, and other small items. They’re leakproof and light-safe, have interchangeable labels for their tops, and can be snapped together with their built-in magnets. Each one is made from BPA-free, dishwasher-safe plastic, and holds up to 16 ml or .56 oz.
Montana artist Hbar N Craftworks makes these sturdy and substantial tool rolls from Martexin “Gridwax” Army Duck waxed canvas. They come in 8″, 10″, 12″, 15″, 18″ and 24″ wide versions, each with 16 tool pockets and two spacers. They’re also available in a heavy-duty olive drab canvas.
Sick of digging through drawers looking for batteries? Keep them all in one spot in this briefcase-style organizer. It’s got foam cutouts for AA, AAA, C, D, 9V, and button batteries, along with zippered pockets for other sizes. It also comes with a battery tester, and its makers claim its fireproof, waterproof, and even explosionproof.
Keep your desk tidy in just the way you like it with these modular hexagon desk organizers from Ewartwoods. They’re available as a pen holder, one-, two-, or three-part trays, a cup holder, a business card holder, phone holder, and more. They can be lined with fabric or cork if you don’t want bare wood.
Kelty’s lightweight cases are great for carrying and storing a variety of items. They combine the soft look of textiles with a structured shape, interior padding, removable dividers, and a mesh pocket to keep items organized. Available in small (7″ x 3.25″ x 3.25″), medium (8.5″ x 4.5″ x 5″), and large (12.5″ x 7.75″ x 5.5″) sizes.
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