When I first started out, I got a cheapo toolbox with lots of little compartments for doodads and a large open area for current projects. But have I been using it? No. Usually everything ends up in a big all-purpose basket and I fish out stuff when I need it.
There is no right way to knit; there is no wrong way to knit. So if anybody kindly tells you that what you are doing is "wrong," don't take umbrage; they mean well. Smile submissively, and listen, keeping your disagreement on an entirely mental level. They may be right, in this particular case, and even if not, they may drop off pieces of information which will come in very handy if you file them away carefully in your brain for future reference.