As mentioned a couple of times now, Amazon is running a couple of brand-specific promos for the holiday season, which includes a $10 off $50 Stanley promo.
Stanley’s 25-compartment organizer is priced lower than before (when I bought more in June 2014 they were $12.94 each), AND they’re now eligible for Amazon’s $10 off $50 promo.
I LOVE these things.
This post was originally published in December 2014, and republished on December 16th, 2015. Stanley’s organizer was NOT eligible for Amazon’s $10 off $50 holiday discount at the start of the 2015 holiday season, or the couple of other times I checked. But I checked it again just now on a gut feeling, and it IS eligible for the discount.
These are fantastic small parts organizers, plain and simple. You can take a couple of bins to your workbench for a project, or you can swap them around the same case or other cases for customized organization. The organizer housing is pretty durable, and it does a great job at keeping the contents from spilling around.
I should say that the case design keeps most contents from spilling around. #2 washers and other similar ultra-thin materials tend to wander into neighboring bins when the organizers are transported vertically.
Whenever I mention these organizers, someone chimes in that you can get similar organizers from Harbor Freight for less. Well, you can get look-alike organizers, but similar? No. There is a huge difference in the quality of the bins and the organizer itself. These are the real deal and, from what I can tell, worth the premium over the imitations.
I have owned 5 of these for a long time now, not including the one I gave to my father, and bought 4 more back in June 2014 when Amazon was running a similar $10 off $50 promo for Father’s Day.
Each organizer is currently $11.25. If you buy 5 of them the price is $56.25, or $46.25 after the holiday discount is applied at checkout. That comes out to be just $9.25 per organizer, beating out the $10.26 per organizer price from last year, when the price was $12.76 each.
You don’t have to buy 5, you could just buy 1 or 2 – these work great whether you want a couple or a lot – but you only get that extra $10 savings on a $50+ Stanley tools order or eligible items.
I have filled up most of the space in my 9 organizers, but am awfully tempted to pick up a couple more. The deal will likely return next Father’s Day, but there’s no telling what they unit price would be. At $9.25 each (after discount when you buy 5), it probably won’t take much persuasion for me to add a couple more.
Mine are currently stacked on top of each other, and in previous years I had them supported vertically in a shelving unit. One of these days I’ll build an organizer for them, inspired by a reader’s DIY organizer cabinet.
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A couple of years ago, I visited the local Home Depot, Lowes, and Target stores numerous times over the course of many months, and maybe even 1-2 years, looking for more organizers. At the time, the online retailers I shopped at didn’t have any in stock, and the local home improvement stores stopped carrying them. Then, one day when I finally found them in stock again, by stack increased from 2 to 5.
Because of this history, and how darned good these organizers are, I cannot help but continue to see them as somewhat of a luxury. Hence the Treat Yourself: part of the title. I wanted to start it off with Deal: or Stock Up:, but those lead-ins seemed a little cold for a product I appreciate so much.
Unfortunately, these organizers don’t lock together. If that’s a feature you are set on, check out the Stanley Fatmax shallow organizers and Stanley FatMax and Dewalt deep organizers that do stack. Those stacking organizers, however, have fewer compartments that are also larger and less suited for small parts.