Friday, February 8, 2008

Clever ideas to declutter

I came across this clever idea on HGTV on how to recycle tin cans to wonderful storage organisers. For more ideas and instructions, click here.

(above) "Hot glue heavy-duty magnets to ten soup cans and stick them to a steel cookie sheet. Hang it within kids’ reach using a plate hanger. Use the cups to hold crayons, chalk, markers and even Legos. Label the cans for easy clean up."

(above) Organise the little odds and ends in the drawer with these tuna cans!

(above) Now this is something I need to do! "Bolt three eye-catching blueberry cans to a wooden cutting board with a frame hanger on the back."

18 comments:

Kelly said...

i love this idea so much. i'm already planning it out in my head.

Joanna Goddard said...

LOVE that top idea. it would be fun to do w/campbells soup cans, a la andy warhol.

HC Design said...

clever and cute! this is my first time visiting your blog and i just have to say, LOVE it! all your finds are beautiful, inspiring and i'm lusting over everything! bookmarked! as a mom to a 2 yr old, pupsik is a good one to watch also.

karey m. said...

it sounds too easy, but it's such a brilliant idea! thanks for passing it on...

bc we don't get hgtv. sob. sniff.

Tara said...

I could see myself doing this--easy and neat! Got you from Barb at May Dec home and am glad I stopped by!

Samantha said...

oh fabulous. I want to declutter my jewelry drawer. I will use tuna cans or jam jar lids perhaps.

val said...

My daughter's 2nd grade teacher did something like this using giant cans from the school cafeteria. She cleaned them and then painted them and labeled them with each child's name. She then made rows in the shape of a pyramid. It was all held together by duct-tape that was ultimately camouflaged by thin plywood.
That was where the kids turned in their homework each day.

diane said...

wow! thanks for sharing!
one of those things where you think "why didn't i think of that!?"

great blog too :)


*diane

Anne Kaz said...

super idea

edward and lilly said...

that is such a cool idea, i can think of a hundred uses for those!

MommySecrets said...

I just found your idea through the motherload. What a great idea! Thrifty, green, and super easy, but best of all, they look great! Thanks for sharing!

Alison@This Wasn't In The Plan said...

Thanks for sharing this - I'll definitely be saving my cans!

Silvia said...

Oh! Thanks for the ideas!

:D

Anitra Cameron said...

What great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

Robin Neudorfer said...

I have been saving my coffee cans for something inspirational. This is first on my list. Thanks!

Kindra said...

I plan on using the tin can idea...love it. I used your picture and gave you credit in my blog post today. Thanks for the great idea!
http://www.gardenofedengoods.com/2011/06/baby-girl-to-big-girl-room-makeover.html

Captain Murdock said...

What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

émilie said...

nice idea for the new studio ;-)