Organizing Nuts, Bolts and Washers

Determine What Type of Storage Is Needed

How many nuts and bolts do you have? Also, how longs are the bolts that you need to store?

Comparison of Small Hardware and Parts Storage

Image Price Price Per Compartment Max Compartments Max Length
$164.56 $0.23 720 13.625"
$27.74 $0.46 60 5.25"
$38.47 $0.4 96
$29.46 $0.46 64 5.25"
$26.88 $0.24 112 5.25"

Labeling Bin Organizers with Printable Label Sheets

Advantages of Using Label Sheets

Disadvantages

Supplies Needed

Download Templates for Labeling Hardware

Here is a word document with a template for 1/4", 5/16" and 3/8" nuts, bolts and washers.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/260166/addtoit/2%20x%201%20inch%20bolt%20labels%201_4%20-%203_8%20with%20borders.doc

This template is meant to be printed on an Avery 5160 or the Americopy 5160 label sheets.

Opening Template

To open the template you'll need Microsoft Word or LibreOffice.

LibreOffice can be downloaded for free at: http://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-fresh/.

 

Print the Template

If you're using a spray on clear coat for your protective coating spray it on now and let it dry.

Trim the labels

Once the labels are printed you will have to trim them. The labels are marked with lines on where to trim them. You can use scissors, but if you have a paper cutter it's more convenient. 

Apply the labels to the bolt bins

Apply clear tape to the labels

Labeling Bin Organizers with Printable Label Sheets

Advantages of Using Label Sheets

Disadvantages

Supplies Needed

Download Templates for Labeling Hardware

Here is a word document with a template for 1/4", 5/16" and 3/8" nuts, bolts and washers.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/260166/addtoit/2%20x%201%20inch%20bolt%20labels%201_4%20-%203_8%20with%20borders.doc

This template is meant to be printed on an Avery 5160 or the Americopy 5160 label sheets.

Opening Template

To open the template you'll need Microsoft Word or LibreOffice.

LibreOffice can be downloaded for free at: http://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-fresh/.

 

Print the Template

If you're using a spray on clear coat for your protective coating spray it on now and let it dry.

Trim the labels

Once the labels are printed you will have to trim them. The labels are marked with lines on where to trim them. You can use scissors, but if you have a paper cutter it's more convenient. 

Apply the labels to the bolt bins

Apply clear tape to the labels