I work in a small r&d company where we do a lot of prototyping and fabrication. All the mechanical work (cutting, soldering, etc) takes place in a single area of the room.
The problem is that people never place back what they use. I've made sure to include plenty of storage and designated areas for storing tools and materials, but after a day or two, the whole desk is a total mess. Even worse is that most of them wont put items like drill bits in the right place so it becomes impossible to find out which bit is which unless you get out the calipers. All this is due to the fact that most employees use the station for less than 5 minutes at a time and therefore don't take the time to place back what they used.
Because of this, I'm forced to clean up after everyone if the lab is to maintain a minimum level of cleanliness and organisation since either no one else cares, or no one wants to take the time to take care of it.
How can I get people to properly place back the items they used after working for short periods of time?