How many allen keys (aka allen wrench) do you own? I counted mine when unpacking and it turns out that I have 17. It seems that nearly every piece of furniture I own has it own allen key…whether it was purchased at Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel, or Ikea.
When packing, I meticulously wrapped each item’s hardware, including its allen key, in a zip lock bag. I then labeled the bag and attached it to the disassembled item with painter’s tape.
Once I reassembled each furniture piece, I discarded the bags and simply attached painter’s tape to each allen key. Then labeled them with a sharpie. Now all 17 keys are bundled, with a twist tie, in my tool box. Next time I need one…I will know exactly where to find it!