When all those yellow balls have found their way to the baskets and the courts, what do you do with those cans? They stack beautifully and make great organizers! Remove the outside wrapper and any closet or garage is instantly sorted and visible. Here are ten of my favorite ideas:
1. Plasticware – sort those knives, forks, and spoons into their own canisters and you’re ready for a backyard BBQ.
2. In the Art Studio – The cans are a great height for markers, charcoals, pencils, and paintbrushes.
3. In the Workshop – Sort nuts and bolts for easy grabbing in the workshop.
4. In the sewing room – make your room as beautiful as it organized by filling each can with like colored spools of thread. Line them up on a shelf and you’ll always be ready for your next project
5. Manipulatives – a great tip for homeschoolers. Fill the cans with colored blocks, rings, and other items for sorting and counting. Let your kids decorate the clear cans for extra fun.
6. In the pantry – Fill with rice, pasta, beans, and other dry goods. (Please make sure to clean well beforehand.) Add a date to the label and you can keep the pantry well-rotated.
7. In your office – Organize the home office – line up several cans with pens, pencils, ink cartridges, etc. One can even hold a stapler and refill staples!
8. For other Sports – great holders for ping pong balls, shuttlecocks, and golf tees.
9. In the bathroom – Organize cotton balls, Q-tips and other small items while keeping them moisture-free.
10. In the Kitchen – We can’t forget the Kitchen sink – the cans make great storage for those dishwasher drop-ins. They keep the pods dry and handy!
What is your favorite unusual use for empty tennis ball cans? I’d love to hear more fabulous ideas!