I LOVE using tin cans (clean and aired out) to organize all kinds of things. I don’t buy a lot of canned goods, but with a weekly slow cooker meal (affiliate link to my FAVORITE slow cooker), we usually have one or two tin cans to recycle each week. A good soapy wash and dry and they are ready to serve a new purpose.
I especially like using them for the kid’s art and school supplies. It makes it so easy to just pull one can when a few markers or pencils are needed, and not have to lug out a whole bunch of supplies.
Here’s a peek at our art regular art supplies. This antique cabinet is in the kitchen, an although it’s valuable real estate it was a smart move for me to give it up for the supplies the boys need the most like markers, crayons, and pencils. Keeping the materials where we use them most, means they get put away too. It’s a win-win really.
It’s easy to dress your tin cans up with washi tape, ribbon, or some paint. Create a pencil cup, makeup brush bathroom organizer, or flower vase.
15 great organizing tips that use tin cans:
Cutlery Caddy by Madame Criativa
Wall Storage Organizer by Midwest Livinging
Picnic Essentials by Sweet Paul
Hanging Storage by Wrongdecade
Tiered storage with vintage tins from Better Homes and Gardens (Don’t you love those frames too?)
Caddy by Shabby Chic Inspired
Art Supplies by HGTV
Large Item Storage by Parolan Asema (in Finnish but great pictorial directions)
Desk Organizer and Anthropology knock off by View From the Fridge
Tuna Can Desk Organizers by HGTV
Fridge Magnet Kitchen Organizer by A Pretty Cool Life