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I'm one of those who prefers to be a bit mobile when I'm working on any projects, not just electronics. So I'm always looking for smaller toolboxes and ways to organize visually while also keeping things portable. I know some hobbyists who keep their resistors separated by values in small drawer/trays that are labeled and inserted into a box or wall-mounted system. It's a great system, but not that portable. My solution uses nothing but a few small boxes and some card stock for separators with the value at the top. It takes two boxes to keep them all, but as I continue to work through projects I'm finding that I always reach for certain values and those values are slowly but surely getting moved to a single box, with lesser used values going in the other box. At a glance, I can see the value, reach down and grab the plastic bag, and pull out the quantity I need. Here's a photo.
One habit that I'm trying to develop is that after pulling apart a circuit I immediately put the resistors back in their proper bag. For those times when I don't do this, I've got a small Altoids tin where they go for me to one day (ONE DAY...!) pull out the multimeter and take a reading and file them properly.