Storage | Glee: Knife Blocks are so 1994 - try this instead: Get a heavy/sturdy container and jam it full with skewers. (it should be really crammed in there, don't skimp on the skewers) Or you can buy the real version by Martin Robitsch Schaschlik.
10 Smart & Practical Uses for Rubber Bands That Actually Work
Make a small-parts clamp by wrapping a rubber band around the jaws of needle-nose pliers. The rubber band keeps the jaws of the pliers clamped together for holding small items. It works especially well for getting nuts into inaccessible spots or for starting small finish nails.