Updated November 29, 2020 by Alexander Rennie

The 10 Best Hardware Organizers

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This wiki has been updated 24 times since it was first published in September of 2015. When you’re at a job site or working on a do-it-yourself project, there are few situations more frustrating than having to scramble around in search of the right tool, nail or screw. However, if you get yourself one of these handy hardware organizers, every utensil, fastener and widget will be logically organized and easy to access at all times. These come in a range of sizes and styles. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Work Van Mobile

2. Seville Classics Rack

3. DeWalt DWST17805

Editor's Notes

November 25, 2020:

For this update, we replaced the Tactix 320020 with the Tactix 320632, a standalone organizer that fit our category better than its predecessor’s multiple box kit.

We also added the DeWalt DWST17805, replacing our old DeWalt model, the DeWalt Toolbox, that lacked any real organization capabilities. To make things even easier to find in your organizer, you might want to use a label maker to customize your unit.

If you’re looking for something more catered to construction or home improvement, one of these tool organizers might be a better choice. Or, if you’re looking for a permanent option to keep in your garage or workshop, one of these tool chests could better suit your needs.

March 17, 2019:

Replaced the Akro-Mils Cabinet — it’s a decent model, but it’s extremely similar to the Akro-Mils Craft (which already appears on the list), and it does not offer the same variety in terms of compartment sizes. Bumped the DeWalt Toolbox up a few couple of spots upon seeing consistent reports that it’s not only suitable for effectively organizing a variety of small parts (bolts, washers, screws, etc.), but it offers ample capacity for housing plenty of commonly used tools like screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, and hammers, all while remaining easy to manage with its long handle. Also moved up the Work Van Mobile, as users seem very satisfied with its convenience — its comfortable carrying strap, easy-to-access compartments, included labels, and belt clips are all features worth noting. Added the Tactix 320020 Set as a high-quality budget option that’s suitable for a range of applications outside of basic hardware storage.

4. Stanley Fatmax

5. Akro-Mils Storage

6. Olympia Tools Organizer

7. Tactix 320632

8. Akro-Mils Craft

9. Plano Molding Stow N Go

10. Stack-On Storage


Alexander Rennie
Last updated on November 29, 2020 by Alexander Rennie

Alex Rennie is a writer from Los Angeles, CA, and holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Missouri. Having been a successful residential and commercial carpenter for six years in New York City, he has a comprehensive knowledge of woodworking, power tools, and the world of home DIY. His passion for construction and carpentry keep him up to date on the latest gadgets and techniques, and he never misses an opportunity to patch up a drywall dent or sand down a rough edge. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking the Santa Monica mountains with his family and their dogs, and fostering rescue animals.


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