I'm all about organizing small parts. About two years ago, we got heavily into small pneumatics, and we have trays and trays of little boxes of Legris push-to-connect fittings in all variety of sizes. They're organized, but still a pain to get to a given one.
To whit: Our local ACE chain is completely remodeling a store -- ground- up type of remodel. And when they remodel, they 're-fixture', as well. They auction or junk out anything they're not using. If they're ugly, the parts usually just go to a scrapyard.
The Senior Manager of the four stores is a friend, and called me to "look at some stuff". When he calls, I go!
He gave me six racks of 84 bins of those "tip-bin" racks they use for small parts. Each bin has a label slot, and all of them are servicable
-- a few minor cracks in some bins, which a drop of methylene chloride fixes, and all of them covered several layers deep in yellow ACE price labels, which naphtha will remove without softening the plastic. They're even on roller-tracks, so you can build a 'curtain' of them in layers, and slide the ones hiding others out of the way.
Each bin will hold 50-or-so of the largest fittings. We really needed to get those parts more accessible. Yay! SCORE!