Streamlining The Stash: Paint Can Organization
Today’s post is a hit or miss, meaning you’ll either relate or you won’t–homeowners, that’s most likely the target demographic for relating. People who are permitted to alter the wall colors in their places of residence.
Such people will have stashes of paint, stashes that in some cases bear striking resemblances to entire Home Depot paint department aisles. Amassed upon re-doing a new home or desperately attempting to salvage hideous rooms in homes already owned, old paint cans will be found lurking in a storage area somewhere, collecting dust, their formulation slowly separating into a parfait-like effect. Their lids will be caked with crusted on paint, and the labels obscured with runaway drips.
How to handle this situation? The answer isn’t just to toss the cans– the precise color inside may be required for future touch-ups– but rather to streamline and neaten them up.
The main course of recommended action is to transfer the paint from the old decrepit can into a new container. One obvious choice for this is to pick up a bunch of pint-sized paint cans.
Pour the meager contents from that barrel-of-a-quart into the the new pint can.
Or just use what’s on hand– tupperware, that’ll do.
Glass jars will get the job done just as well as the first two.
Once you’ve transfered the paint (hint: a funnel is a wonderful tool) you must affix a label to the new container. Capture details such as paint brand, color, finish, and possibly the location it was used in your home.
The resulting effect will be one of an attractive and accessible collection of wall colors. Ah, yes, that’s Living Simply.Image credits: Centsational Girl, Martha Stewart, Martha Stewart, Lauren Lucia, Goodbye House, Hello Home, Brooklyn Limestone, Centsational Girl
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