The Simplest Organizer Built for Free

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One of the reasons I'm still buying canned food (even I'm canning my own vegetables and fruits), is that I get what I need for projects like this one.
This is the simplest organizer you can build for free, and it's the perfect tool even for a creative mind that never gets along with keeping things in order, namely me.
Prepare the tin cans for this project by perfectly cleaning them and washing off the labels. Get a piece of wood long enough for placing the cans in the line of the top of it. Choose a nice spray paint in your favorite color.
Use a hammer and a nail to make a hole in the bottom of each tin can, as you see in the picture below.
Don't be fooled by the pink photobombing creature, I assure you that no pig has been harmed during this photo shooting.
Paint the piece of wood, then spray paint all the tin cans for a neat look of the organizer. When the paint has completely dried, fix the cans on the piece of wood with a washer and a screw for each hole.
This is it! I told you this is the simplest organizer one can build!
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Suggested materials:

  • Tin cans   (reclaimed)
  • Wood board   (reclaimed)
  • One washer and one screw for each tin can

Gabi Ralea
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  • Danielle Danielle on Jul 29, 2016
    Did you do anything to dull down the sharp inside edge of the can where it was opened or have a suggestion on how to do it?


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  • Tammy Tammy on Aug 01, 2016
    Love this idea ! Also using the larger cans would make great storage for larger spoons and things like it close to the stove area... This would be great to use in a bathroom and as Debs above said put names on them maybe for each child you have for their brush , comb or even their toothbrush and paste. Love this ideas are coming in my head like crazy. Thanks for sharing.

  • Debra Pulliam Debra Pulliam on Aug 22, 2016
    You could even use this a remote holder in your den or great room.