Can you believe it’s the middle of July? I know we are nearing a new school year by the length of my to do list.
My urge to purge is at an all time high this time of year. One of the areas we tackled this month was our garage. It was time to organize the almost empty paints cans.
We knew it was time to organize the paint cans when I found this leaking from inside the closet. When I first saw it I thought we had some toxic blob coming to life from the other side of the door. I held an informal contest on Instagram to guess the substance. The comments were funnier than reality.
In a rush to put away a step ladder, the ladder slipped and the black paint took the fall. I had at least three cans of paint stacked in the closet.
It turns out one of us doesn’t always secure the lids to the can.
That spill was a messy lesson to get the paint cans organized.
what in the heck
We had paint cans in our garage and we longer had that paint color on our walls. We had paint that was long past its liquid form. To organize the paint, I removed ALL the cans and sorted the almost empty paint cans. I had labels and mason jars for the cans with just enough paint to save for touch ups or future color matches.
We had a dozen of quart size paint cans with just enough paint to save. I still have nightmares about my chalk paint project from two years ago. But I keep the chalk paint can just in case…
That’s kind of the thing about storing paint in glass jars. It’s a visual reminder of past paint projects and those just in case future paint jobs.
Can we all admit everything looks better in a mason jar? The glass jars line up nicely and the colors look pretty on the shelf. The size of the jar makes touch ups more manageable. Here’s a great way to organize the finished mason jars. I shared the same idea to contain the clutter under the sink. The storage idea works well in the garage too!
And, now I remember to secure the lid with a “righty tighty” grip.