100 tin cans and counting
I collect tin cans. Not for any particular reason, other than that I like them, and as far back as I can remember I have collected them.
Collection of tin cans
My collection has grown over the years, however how many tin cans I have right now, I really have no idea. A few years ago we remodeled the kitchen. Most of my cans had been displayed on top of the kitchen cupboards, with the remodeling they had to come down, and for the time being they were stored in boxes. When the remodeling was complete I was able to re-arrange my tin cans, which was a lot of work, but also a lot of fun as I re-discovered cans I had forgotten I had.
What kind of tin cans are there:
There are chocolate cans; tea cans; Tobacco cans; Christmas cans; toy cans; round cans; square cans; big cans; little cans; tall cans; shallow cans; cookie cans; candy cans; coffee cans; liquor cans; new cans; old cans; kitty cans; dog cans; cracker cans; spice cans and many, many more.
Uses for some of the tin cans:
I still have tin cans on top of my cupboards in the kitchen, in the bathroom, and everywhere through the house one can see different displays of tin cans. I also use a lot of them, some for plain storage; others have things in them that I regularly use, like art supplies.
Getting tin cans:
The past week I have been very fortunate as one of our friends gave me her collection of tin cans! It has been great fun going through them, cleaning them and now having to re-organize them and find room for them. For the time being they are just going to be stored wherever I can find room in the house, come this winter I plan to go through all of them and organize them by theme.
Tin cans for organizing:
I plan to empty all the tin cans I have, because some have 1 or more cans stored in them, I then want to combine the cans of a particular theme together. Then I can take inventory of how many cans are the same and decide what to do with the duplicates. I don’t want to get rid of them, but rather find different uses for them. It will be a challenge to see how I will make some order in the chaos, but that might be a topic for another blog post.
What do you usually do with your tin cans? Do you throw them out? Give them away to friends, good will etc? Do you collect them? Please leave a comment below with what you do with tin cans, and don’t forget to subscribe to the newsletter to keep you up to date!
Change is not merely necessary to life it’s life. AlvinToffler