Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Pinning It Down {3}: Tin Bins

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Easy peasy organizing going on today. Altoid tin organizing bins! Just the perfect size for a label and holding some doodads in the junk drawer. (Oh good grief. First, I showed you my garage, now my junk drawer. What is wrong with me?)

Altoids are medicinal around here especially during allergy season, which in Texas lasts from January to November. Nothing induces a couple of cleansing sneezes like chewing an Altoid. Unfortunately, I had tossed a big pile of these helpful bins before I saw this great idea. So, I took the few I had and started using them.  I don't have a label maker so I just printed these on the computer and secured them with clear packing tape. I hope to add more later.

Bye now!


  1. Oh yes, we have lots of those tins too! Great idea. My junk drawer could use a little organization.

  2. Nice. File that under "why didn't I think of that."

  3. I love this idea. We keep accidentally throwing the tins away before I can collect any. :)

  4. GREAT idea! I actually haven't ever thought of using altoids as allergy-helpers either (duh, Sarah). Awesome.

    1. Sarah,
      If you chew two of them at one time, not just suck on them, but chew them and then breathe deeply through your nose, you are almost guaranteed to sneeze!

  5. I have seen so many great ideas for these tins too. I looked into purchasing some for crafts, but they are expensive. I love the way they fit all organized in the drawer!

  6. That is a great idea! I've never had an altoid, but I do think I can begin to think of them as cute organizational tins with a bonus inside.

  7. label makers are addictive. and now I have an excuse to buy altoids.

  8. What a simple & amazing idea! I have a drawer that could use some help!


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