I keep em in the box as well...
I use an old, massive tackle box to store all the gun cleaning supplies, and rather than drop some in a compartment, I keep a box of 500 in there.
They work great for hard to reach areas, especially for light cleaning when you aren't stripping the guns all the way down to pieces and just field stripping them.
"The philosophy of gun control: Teenagers are roaring through town at 90MPH, where the speed limit is 25. Your solution is to lower the speed limit to 20."
- Sam Cohen (inventor of the neutron bomb)