No matter what your new year’s resolution is, getting more organized will help you set your intentions for 2019. By decluttering your home, you are creating a less stressful environment that will help you focus on your priorities for the year ahead. But don’t run out the store for storage bins just yet. You can organize your home using items you already have (ahem, Harney tea tins, ahem). Read on to learn how you can upcycle our tins to create a home you’ll love.
Store Baking Supplies
Baking cabinet always a mess? Dump your baking supplies into new containers and create labels like Cook for Real Connect for Real did and take control of the chaos. Not only are our tea tins stackable, but they were created to keep your teas fresh, so you don’t need to worry about your baking supplies going bad.
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Recipe Card Holder
If you’re like us, you have tons of old family recipes on small bits of paper that you can’t bear to part with. Gather them up and pop them in your favorite Harney tea tin. Have more than one tin you need to reuse? Separate your recipes by appetizers, mains and desserts and place them in different colored tins.
Vintage Tea Candle
Stop creating more waste every time you buy and finish another candle. Create your own candles in a Harney tea tin like Sweet Cayenne to use in your own home or give as gifts.
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Floating Tea Tin Organizers
Can’t find your scissors? Always on the hunt for a working pen? Join the club. Keep your office, craft room or kitchen organized with these floating tea tin organizers from Lines Across and store all your necessities in one spot.
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Refrigerator Herb Garden
There is nothing better than using fresh herbs in your dishes. If you’re like us and the windowsills in your kitchen are already overcrowded with plants, you’ll love this magnetic herb garden idea from HGTV. Not only is it super easy to create, it also makes use of wasted space in the kitchen.
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Portable Sewing Kit
We’ve all been there. You’re heading to an event and a button pops off your shirt or you get a small tear in your blouse. Fill your Harney tins with, needles, safety pins, a small pair of scissors, extra buttons and different colored threads and keep it in your car so you’re prepared for any clothing malfunction that may come your way.
Tea Tin Pendant Light
We love the thought of making a sweet pendant light for a nursery or playroom like 4FLighting did with this vintage cookie tin. All you need is a tool to cut metal, a pendant light kit, light bulb and a couple swag hooks and voilà!
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Qtip, Cotton Ball & Makeup Brush Holders
Keep your brushes clean and in pristine condition and store them in your favorite Harney tea tin like M Loves M. Have a couple more tins laying around? Store your cotton balls and Q-tips in them. You’ll be happy you don’t need to keep replacing your brushes and your significant other will be happy your things aren’t straying into their territory on the bathroom counter.
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We love reusing Harney tins as gift boxes for smaller items like gift cards or even homemade cookies and candies. You can wrap them in paper and tie with a bow or even spray paint them with chalk paint and draw new designs on them for each occasion like The Frugal Girl.
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Refill Your Tins
Finished your tea? Don’t throw away your tin! Buy the same tea in bulk bags of 50 sachets or 1 pound bags and refill it instead of sending it to the dump. We like to avoid creating waste as much as the next guy, so please consider this option when you are deciding whether you should keep or toss your tins.
Have a unique way you reuse your Harney tins? Let us know in the comments below and check out some of our favorite reads below to start your new year off on the right foot: