Great parts storage and indexing solution.

-Simple to construct
-High density
-Floor or bench space NOT required.
-Scaleable, go as big as you like
-Easy to index new parts

Step 1: Parts Required #1

-3/16" x 36" Metal rod
-2 Small U-Clamps
-2 Utility shelf mounting brackets

<p>This individual bags storage solution looks really neat and tidy. I bet it will also help in organizing the little pieces of bolts, screws and tools for easy retrieval later on. I think this system can also be used for other purposes and not just to store parts. Other objects could range from spices, condiments to even women&rsquo;s accessories in the bedroom. All knick-knacks in whichever form can be stored and organized neatly for a mess-free arrangement around the house.</p>
<p>I like it for in the instance of getting a new value component to store, you can simply hang it straight into its correct slot, in a drawer or tub solution, you have to move either all the components along or shuffle the draws around to introduce a new group. </p>
Very neat and clean and proper storage concept. You will be able to retrieve any specific part or tool in a matter of seconds and do not need to search high and low for it as everything is well-organized and arranged with proper labels. Most importantly, it does not take up floor or table space.
What I like about using the bags also is that the label surface is so large you can easily describe everything that's in it; that is something that is difficult to do with part drawers. Another bravo!
<p>Oh, I have to mention one more feature that I can't live without: It might be the only system where you can store the system on itself. </p><p>Ya that.</p><p>I keep a stapler and sharpies nearby. The tabs and bags hang ready for action.</p>
<p>Thanks for your support DA.</p><p>Usually, you can combine parts with labels and most of the original packaging intact, (trim as required). That allows me to put 100pF 100V -and- 1KV caps in the same bag!</p><p>I even write unit conversions on there, like 100pF, .0001uF, 1nF, ...</p>
You're really dead set against parts drawers? I rather favor my Akro Mils storage solutions here.
I still use drawers for some things. Phone plus and jacks, gears, relays and all my construction stuff like screws and standoffs etc.<br><br>It's nust so much easier to index a new value component this way.
<p>Oy! I had the parts drawers for several decades and I was so glad to get rid of them in my last move. The resistor leads get stuck in the drawer and you need to struggle to open it. (As you might know, electronic parts are not as well behaved as nuts and bolts.) Parts infiltrate other bins or they end up behind or below the drawers. Some clear plastic non-flexible drawers make this awful screeching sound when you open or close them if there is nothing in them or the contents are light. I'm done with them and never want to use them again unless the technology has improved a great deal. So far I see nothing that compels me to buy'em. I like this instructable because it solves all those inconvenient issues that I talked about.</p><p>Oh, provided the drawer boxes are not attached to the wall, if you knock one over, you'll be playing 5200 pick up (and then sort).</p>
I'm always acquiring parts and I found it hard to fit them in using drawers. If you always work with the same parts I suppose parts drawers are fine. I do think this is more volume/footprint efficient though.
<p>I like your solution. I'm curious that you apply the hook to the inside lip instead of the outside. Is that because you want the bags open all the time? In my application, I would attach the hooks on the outside of the bags so that the bags can be zipped up and ready to go if I want to transport them somewhere.</p>
The tabs are above the zipper so they will still close, but I rarely zip them.
The tabs are above the zipper so they will still close, but I rarely zip them.
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Cool! Just like the pharmacy does it. I should try this - I am in dire need of an improved organization system.
I like this idea. I have a lot of miscellaneous screws that this would work with. <br>I wonder if adding file tabs onto the bags would help. may help you find what your after faster. <br>think there's something better you can do with the wire rolls and the alligator clips but the bags are cool. <br>
I have a thick wooden dowel mounted above my bench for spools of wire. It partially inspired this design. So you are correct, there are better things to do with the spools.
where do you get the &quot;J&quot; hooks?
http://www.uline.com/ <br>I bought 1000 J-hooks and 1000 4x6&quot; bags for about $100 <br>Probably 2 - 4 times as much as I'll need in my lifetime. <br>If you only need a few, 3M makes them in smaller batches.
neat, space saving, and u can see all the parts without having to rummage :)

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