Originally Posted by KeithinSC
When you dump out that jar of mixed hardware looking for just the right screw, dump it into your dustpan. When you finish pawing through the pile, it is easy to tip up and dump back into the jar/coffee can.
I took an empty gallon windshield washer fluid jug, cut off the bottom and part of the side (where the handle is) to form a sort of flexible old-time sugar scoop. Now I dump my hardware into the scoop, sort through it looking for what I need, then compress the ends of the scoop together to form a funnel for pouring the parts back into the storage container. Since it's free, I've made a couple others for friends.