Here are a few tricks from my hobby work table, from what my wife describes as "my fertile mind". She claims it's "fertile because it's always full of bovine end digestive product. Must be love...I don't make that much money. We use baby food to feed one of our many critters - a sugar glider. We use the stuff in the little throw-away plastic tubs with the resealable lids, which are a perfect size for holding small parts that might get lost, have a nice blank top on the lid that takes Magic Marker well, and without the top becomes a holding tub, soaking tub for tiny parts, loose change, that belly lint you never know what to do with but might need for scenicking some day, and those little figures that fall and get trampled - you know - the ones you just spent days painting and getting just right - or little people! Take a bunch of them, organjize all the little screws, washers and other little whatnots in your hobby room or your garage and stack them neatly atop one another. Fool your wife into thinking she finally cxonvinced you to get organized. :thumb: Got stuff lying around on your modelling table when you're working on something, like I do, and you keep moving it to get to something else, which makes you search again for what you just moved? Try double-sided carpet tape: just slap down a strip, take your little parts and pieces, and lay them on the tape. They will remain exactly where you laid them until you move them. If you're planning to sneeze, give them a little tap and even the subsequent hurricane won't move them until your ready. And if you just happen to find some stry hairs on it when you return, you have all the proof you need to shoot the cat. My work table always has a small strip of magnetic tape stuck somewhere - the kind with the peel-off sticky backing. I stick a strip anywhere that's handy, horizontal or vertical, and put all my little modelling tools on it when I set them down. Surprisingly, they are where I left them when I start looking for them all over again. I don't know what you folks use for tiny detail work, but for about thirty years I have used a set of dental pics that I picked up somewhere dirt cheap. A whole selection of angled little points, probes, flat little chisel ends and other useful shapes, and if you need a special shape just for you, you can always grind a tip into the shape you need. not sure where to get nifty little parts for railroading that come in packages at the LHS, like chain in a lot of sizes, tiny little ropes, pulleys, spars and so forth? Check out places that sell model ship kits, the fancy wooden ones. If they haven't got the parts, the companies that make the models will often sell you an accessory packet that has a whole selection of useful little stuff. If you are at all like me, the act of holding some mysterious little gizmo in your fingers and peering at it for awhile begins a strange mental process that leads to all sorts of uses for it that the manufacturer never intended. Works for me. These are a few of the ways I try to maintain both order and my sanity. I hope they work for you!