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Electronics Storage Boxes?

I've gotten to the point where I have a mess up resistors, capacitors, diodes, etc of various values, and I need a storage container for them all. All of the ones I have found are four SMT (surface mount) (very small) components. I prefer something that accepts Paypal, but whatever you find could you show me. Perhaps ones you use?

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I've been doing electronics for over 20 years. The one thing I learned is not to get anything with compartments too small to get your hand in easily. Below is a photo of the containers I use for the small stuff. You can see that I've labeled the lid with resistor values for easier selection (5 values per compartment). I found these in both a local hardware store and a local automotive parts store.

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 For the bigger stuff including tools I have a cheap set of plastic draws.

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These came from a discount store that sell all sorts of cheap stuff.

Fishing tackle boxes work well. Either the box ones witht he drawers or the flat clear containers for smaller items. I like th elarger box ones because I can put my tools in the bottom.