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This week's tip is so easy, and really fun to do!
Customer suggestion: Take some empty soup cans, paint them your favorite color, and hang on the wall for easily accessible storage.
I've seen people decorate their cans in so many fun and adorable ways, so if you're not a fan of spray paint, that's okay! Other options could include wallpaper, fabric (hey, why not!), or simply decorating them with a little bling. For the purposes of this test, I simply spray painted my empty cans with a glossy white using a paint that is meant for metal and wrapped a little ribbon around the top. If you don't use metal-friendly paint, you will start to notice a lot of knicks and peeling pretty quick -- trust me, I say this from experience.
Here's some examples of other cans I've seen....
(courtesy of iheartorganizing.blogspot.com)
(Courtesy of My Life in Lyrics)
(Courtesy of Fancy Schmancy)
An alternative to soup cans would be pint-sized paint cans. The tops are smooth, and the can's larger size offers a great amount of storage. You can either mix and match like I did, or use just one size and create beautiful uniformity like the picture above shows.
Once I had my cans painted, I used some Command Damage-Free hanging adhesive strips (they are SO strong!) and just stuck my cans straight to the wall. Because the heaviest thing I am storing in my cans is a rotary cutter, the hanging adhesive strips were perfect for my needs. If you need something that can take a little more weight, you might consider screwing your cans into your wall.
As you can see, the cans turned out really well, and I think they are a unique, and really cute addition to my sewing room. I love that I can now store my fabric scraps, cutting tools, small rulers, and marking tools right above my sewing and preparation space. It is so convenient!