Electronics Storage ??

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Dr.killjoy, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. Dr.killjoy

    Thread Starter Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2013
    I need some help cause I tired of my electronics being all over the place in my closet .. My work space is my kitchen table and has to be cleaned off each time I am done .. So I am looking for a cheap way to store my parts and tools in some kind of tote that will be easy to access and will fit into a small closet and won't kill me on cost ???
    Any ideas will help..

    Jay Sr
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2014
  2. Lestraveled

    Well-Known Member

    May 19, 2014
    When I first started out I used these clear plastic organizer boxes that have dividers. I still have a few of them today, which makes them 30 plus years old.
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  3. MrChips


    Oct 2, 2009
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2014
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  4. jpanhalt

    AAC Fanatic!

    Jan 18, 2008
    1) Get a new kitchen table to use for eating.
    2) Use appropriate isolation techniques for people who interfere:
    Source=Microchip ICSP Manual

    Good luck.

  5. ErnieM

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 24, 2011
    Well anyway... I have just finished my starage needs FINALLY. Similar situation, I need to make it all go away as soon as the boss (wife) tells me to.

    I love Sterilite boxes, the "bamboo" ones available only from Walmart. The covers lock, and the bases nest into other boxes of same or larger size. I use the small and medium size ones. For larger project boxes (sonethin like 9 by 11) I get them from Target as the Walmosr ones don't have that size.

    Everything gets dumped nicely into a Sterilite mini crate. It was like it was made to hold these boxes 3 deep, and the crates nest into each other so you can stack them witout worrying they will fall.
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  6. Dr.killjoy

    Thread Starter Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2013
    Can I see pics ?? I am thinking of getting little bags for my resistors and other parts and the stack them in sterl boxes which I can at a dollar store.. But I need to fit them all in a large tote.. I am really trying to keep this cheap but easily accessible.. I also have 2 milk crates filled with wires and walwarts which I need to decide what goes and what stays.. Any other great ideas guys??
  7. GopherT

    AAC Fanatic!

    Nov 23, 2012
    Let's see, you are asking for a system that...
    - keeps your hobby contained in a defined container
    - all parts in that container should be easily accessible
    - cheap
    - keeps wife happy

    This type of device defies physics as much as any over unity device - I bet the mods close this thread soon.
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  8. Wendy


    Mar 24, 2008
    Are you kidding, I'm watching this with great interest. I have my own solution that I will make (someday). A pigonhole nest for banker boxes. The idea is to be able to access each banker box without digging.

    I've attached my proposed storage list as it stands.

    Here is a rough idea what it might look like.


    Thing is, I'm always open to ideas.
  9. GopherT

    AAC Fanatic!

    Nov 23, 2012