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Creative Storage Solution #1


Organizing doesn’t have to be expensive or hard.  Look for things that you already have that you can re-use for an organizing purpose.  Scrapbook paper or washi tape are easy ways to to turn trash into a cute storage container.  Today’s idea:  metal cans!

Whether old or new, metal cans have been used to store items for many years. Cans are a great storage container for office items, art supplies, or even makeup brushes.

Metal cans can be left plain or covered with decorative scrapbook paper. When using a can for storing items, try to use a can opener that leaves edges dull; not sharp enough to cut someone. Clean the can well before use, and try to avoid cans that have a smell that may be hard to get rid of, such as tuna.

Unless you love the smell of tuna.

Probably not.

The can above came from a school surplus sale. I shudder at the thought of my kids at school eating canned pork, but it’s a cool can nonetheless!

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Natalie Wright

Natalie Wright is a contributing writer at Organized Mom and Tech4Moms. You can also find her DIY blog online at

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