I need a neat and clean way to store my paint

I have LOTS of small paints that need a neat, easy way to store that I can put colors together and make them easily seen and gotten to. I have them in a tote right now and it's a mess. I have to dig and move them to find the color I need. HELP!
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  • Elaine Terry Elaine Terry on Jan 10, 2015
    Old jars you can see through and put a touch of the paint on the top. Then arrange according to color.

  • Pina1964 Pina1964 on Jan 10, 2015
    I agree with Elaine, jars! maybe mason jars in different sizes...

  • Tim A. Gordy Tim A. Gordy on Jan 11, 2015
    @Heather72, you can get metal grids, with dif size spacing, if you hang them diagonally, it will hold the bottles horizontally

  • Art Genneken Art Genneken on Jan 11, 2015
    If they are small bottles like I use from JoAnn , I cut different size pieces of PC pipe to fit the width and depth of the bottles. Glue them in a stack with PVC glue, and stand them against the wall. Easy to get to and save counter space.

  • Tracy Williams Tracy Williams on Jan 11, 2015
    If they are the small bottles paint a dot on the top of the container & then lay them down so you can see the top & know what colors you have. Then glue some smaller boxes together & put them in by color (just saying the flat rate boxes from the post office work pretty darn good for this) :-)

  • Gloria Duy Gloria Duy on Jan 11, 2015
    If you are talking wall paint, I pour the paint into Dollar Store plastic leftover containers, label with a marker and stack in a plastic basket. I whole shelf of paint turned into one basket. The paint also keeps better tan in a can. If you are talking craft paints you could use a spice rack from a resale shop.

  • Fran McCarty Fran McCarty on Jan 11, 2015
    Baby food jars are great for small amounts of paint. Paint the lid the color of the paint and store in a drawer or box. You can easily see the paint color because of the lid being painted.

  • Heather72 Heather72 on Jan 30, 2015
    These are some really neat ideas... yes, they are small craft paints, acrylics that you can buy at WalMart...