I put all my knitting “stuff” in ziplock bags. I have a bag for tools & stuff, bags for projects on needles, a bag for current yarn wrappers/labels, a bag for old labels and a bag for old labels with samples. All of this is in a lovely quilted tote bag. Mom made the total bag. She a great quilter! There’s a couple of reasons for the zip bags. 1) they are clear – I can see what is in them. 2) the stuff is contained for when I dump the tote bag – accidentally or on purpose. and 3) the stuff is kept clean and free of cat fur or other dirt that just might fall into the bag. And they are inexpensive and if they get a whole in them, toss ’em and get a new one.