It’s pretty obvious that utilizing the concept of containers, he was able to keep the items in his drawer from rolling all over the place. But that’s not the key discovery he made.
What he discovered was how many of each item he actually had after we had organized them, not only from the desk drawer, but other places in his office.
Reducing supply purchases can save a company about $100 per year per employee. That’s a boatload of money when you have 500 or 5000 employees!
The secret — containers provide boundaries and if you use containers correctly, you’ll know how many of those items you actually have. And of course, utilizing containers properly makes it easy to find something when you need it.