10 Best Hardware Organizers | December 2016
There is nothing more frustrating than being in the middle of a DIY project and having to scrabble around your workshop or garage for the right nail or screw. But if you get yourself one of these handy hardware organizers, it will keep every tool, fastener and widget close at hand. We've included models that are compact for easy portability through to monsters big enough for a commercial workshop. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best hardware organizer on Amazon.
The handywomen out there will appreciate the Original Pink Box PB12SPB, especially if they already own one of the fashionable pink tool sets that are all the rage lately. If you aren't that handy, that's OK. It makes a great nail polish case, too.
- drawers stay firmly in place
- plastic drawers are very durable
- drawers can be difficult to open
|Brand||The Original Pink Box|
|Rating||3.8 / 5.0|
The Performance Tool W5199 is a smart, affordable choice for contractors on the go. It comes preloaded with a hardware assortment, and its compact case has an extra large handle that makes carrying it from job to job simple. It also makes a nice tackle box.
- snap tight latch prevents falling open
- includes two empty trays
- cannot stack multiple units
|Rating||3.5 / 5.0|
The Stack-On DS-60 has 60 small, see-through drawers with tab stops and ribbed handles that are easy to grab. It is an incredible value considering the amount of storage space you get for the price, making it a great choice for home workshops.
- wall or bench mountable
- doesn't have drawer dividers
- no larger drawers
|Rating||3.8 / 5.0|
The Plano Molding Stow N Go has a top compartment for bigger tools, and three removable, partitioned utility StowAway trays for superior organization options. It also features tension-lock latches for added security against accidental openings.
- impact-resistant construction
- fold-down grate keeps trays in place
- not much room for larger tools
|Rating||3.6 / 5.0|
The Akro-Mils 6215 is a lightweight option that still offers a large number of separated storage bins. It is extremely useful when you need to organize a huge variety of bits and pieces and you don't want to mix anything. It can also stand upright for compact storage.
- items don't fall into other bins
- dividers included for both levels
- too thin to hold a large volume
|Rating||3.9 / 5.0|
The Stack-On DSLB-22 has drawer stops to prevent any of the 22 bins from sliding out too far and spilling all of their contents on the floor. It also easily mounts to walls, benches, and stands, giving you a number of placement options.
- see-through drawers
- large ribbed drawer pulls
- cannot buy replacement drawers
|Rating||4.0 / 5.0|
DeWalt has a a number of great hardware organizers, but we found the DWST17808 TSTAK to be the most useful, with its extra long carry handle and large tool compartment. It's a great choice for the discerning professional who wants their organizer to match their tools.
- can be stacked with other dewalt models
- ball-bearing slides
- heavy-duty metal latches and hinges
|Rating||4.3 / 5.0|
The Akro-Mils 10144 comes in two color options, either black or red, and is the perfect addition to a home DIYer's garage. It is big enough to hold a large amount of hardware, but not too big that it hogs all your space. Plus it has a good mix of drawer sizes.
- strong high-impact polystyrene frame
- drawer dividers molded into cabinet
- total of 44 drawers
|Rating||4.5 / 5.0|
The Stanley Fatmax FMST14820 is for handymen on the go. It has an unbreakable clear lid that lets you easily see what's inside before opening and also works well for stacking multiple units, all of which can latch together for easy transport.
- removable compartments and cups
- heavy duty handle won't break
- has a waterproof seal
|Rating||4.8 / 5.0|
If you have a commercial workshop or need a hardware display for sales items, the Seville Classics Rack is a good choice. It includes 200 sliding and locking bins in a variety of sizes on seven different tiers, giving it versatile use options.
- has bins large enough for tools too
- includes 22 bin labels
- sits on four rolling casters
|Rating||4.9 / 5.0|