We all leave a few things lying around during the course of a repair or parts replacement, but don't let it get out of hand. This toolbox hadn't had its top cleaned off in three months, and now there is little room to work. If you're going to save something, then save it. Otherwise, pitch the stuff and get on with your life. There is no sense in saving an intake end gasket or an 8-inch length of wire. These loose items are all work-space hazards.