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Organizing With Plastic Coffee Containers

If you purchase coffee in large plastic containers, be sure to reuse them for your clutter. This is a guide about organizing with plastic coffee containers.
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August 15, 2016 Flag

I live in a tiny apt. and I have a small space to create things in. So, supplies and clutter and stuff just pile up.

Today, I found two almost identical three drawer plastic units for 4.00 each and decided to put them to good use. Now, for the tubs inside I admit I raid the recycle bins for coffee cans and plastic tubs. I also get them from friends so I have literally 20 of them. When they became the clutter I had to do something.

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So I combined the two. Six of the shortest ones fit inside the drawers. They don't all match, but this was not a concern. They are in my entry way closet and no one sees them but me.

I used them to corral hardware, tools, gardening stuff, craft supplies, laundry stuff, and there is even room for a bottom drawer of shoes. I have actually run out of tubs and stuff to put in them, for now. But this is a wonderful start and gives me some breathing room in my work space.

NOTE: If you do this, be sure to put it from heavy on the bottom to light on the top and don't have more than one drawer open at a time. They will topple on you so little ones might want to be kept clear. Unless this is all for yarn or something. It's just something to keep in mind.

N-JOY!!

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August 19, 20161 found this helpful

Great idea, never thought of this. I have used coffee cans in the past to put cooking utensils in on my counter. But I think this may be a better way to use them.

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August 19, 20160 found this helpful

I too am in a small apartment and this looks like a good idea, plus the cans are free. I had started saving coffee cans to store "stuff" in and I already have a couple of those drawer units that were given to me. I like how everything can be seen easily. This is a better idea than I had so Thanks!

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August 21, 20161 found this helpful

Great ideas! I have been collecting these plastic coffee containers to use someday. They are too wonderful to just throw away. But I haven't found a use for them except for using one for craft supplies. Thank you for all your great ideas. I'm on it now to organize a closet for them... Jackie

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August 21, 20160 found this helpful

Then my job here is done!!

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