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It is frustrating trying to get organized with smaller parts. I can't label my plastic containers with Avery labels. They stick for a short time and peel off.

Anyone have a label that works? I have attached a photo I copied sometime ago.

Any really good plastic storage system for small parts?

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Steve,
Have the same problem at work, I am the parts mngr. for our school dist. bus barn and the label peel off also after a while. I use some of that clear packing tape, some of the really good kind, and tape over the labels. Also works great on cardboard bins also! Hope this helps John
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Steve,

When I pulled the picture up, I said to myself, that looks a lot like shop, then I realized it WAS mine Small world sometimes.

The labels I use on those plastic containers are from my DYMO Letratag label maker. You can get one almost anywhre for less that $30 and to this day, those labes are still stuck to those boxes 100% end to end.

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Hi Steve -
I had the same problem (I use clear plastic peanut butter jars and baby food jars for storage). I finally just started using glue sticks on the labels (like a lipstick) from the office supply store on plastic containers and cardboard boxes, too. Works great...end of problem!

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As you can see Steve, I have quite an assortment of storage containers and hardly a label in sight. They are either transparent or at least translucent, so I can see the contents. During the years that I was in business, I had hundreds of small containers holding small electronic components and I found that contact adhesive applied during the initial fixing was the way to make it permanent.
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Harry,

Your shop looks like a hardware store
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Where do you get all those containers? They aren't offered where I live.

I don't have a memory anymore, but I bet I could make your system work.

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I hate to interrupt a project for the sake of a lack of a screw, nut, bolt or washer etc. I bet when you reach my age Bob you will have acquired a similar collection of hardware and like me, smoking will be but a distant memory. Keep it up, you WILL feel so much better and food will take on a different, very pleasant taste!

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I tend to use smaller containers, clear (or translucent) without labels. Why? Because if I reorganize, I'd have to get the label off and relabel. If the container is not CLEAR so I can SEE what's in it, then I stick a sample of whatever IS in it on the outside.
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"Where do you get all those containers? They aren't offered where I live."

Steve, would you believe that I buy them at the supermarket.

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