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Organizing Nuts, Bolts and Washers

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Labeling Bin Organizers with Printable Label Sheets

Advantages of Using Label Sheets

  • Can be Printed with Regular Printer
  • Cheap
  • Can use Premade Templates for Common Items

Disadvantages

  • Can be time consuming

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.

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

  • Can be Printed with Regular Printer
  • Cheap
  • Can use Premade Templates for Common Items

Disadvantages

  • Can be time consuming

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.

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

Comparison of Small Hardware and Parts Storage

Organizers Price Price Per Compartment Max Compartments Max Length
Storex Literature Organizer Combined with Storage Containers $164.56 $0.23 720 13.625"
Plano Molding 974 StowAway Organizer Rack $42.30 $0.44 96 9"
Akro-Mils 64 Drawer Plastic Parts Storage Hardware Cabinet #10164 $34.34 $0.54 64 5.25"
Akro-Mils 64 Drawer Plastic Parts Cabinet + 48 Stack-On Drawer Dividers $26.88 $0.24 112 5.25"

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?