A photo of furniture hardware sorted by step rather than type blew up yesterday on reddit, indicating a clear consumer demand for this kind of packaging.
DIY furniture assembly has become synonymous with ‘living hell’; what some characterize as the tradeoff for affordable furniture. For me, this is a new take on ‘frustration free packaging’.
Our astute readers may notice that Step 3 appears to be missing. As per OP, step 3 of these particular instructions didn’t involve any hardware, rather it was inserting one piece into another.