It may not seem so bad, when you first look in here. My paint stash isn't THAT big, is it? Well, it is...see this is where I was storing half of my paint supplies - in my basement.
The other half are in my shed outside! My goal: keep it all in one location! I prefer having it in the basement so I did a little bit of re-organizing. My other goal: don't spend ANY money on organizing bins. For Pete's sake, this is paint in the basement! It doesn't need to LOOK pretty! But, I DO need it to function practically!
I got all my paint, spray paint, paint brushes, anything related to painting, and put them in the basement on the floor.
Wow, that's a LOT of paint. I even attempted to try and get my friends to take some - a small amount was actually taken! But, there is still a lot left.
My cardboard carry-all box was not functioning as originally intended. It had now become my "throw it in there and forget about it" box!
A couple of years ago, I was smart and bought many small, quart-sized paint cans at the hardware store. They aren't expensive and I had a couple left. I use those to pour that last little bit left from the big gallon paint cans of paint into.
More importantly, write down the date and the room you used it in. I can't tell you how many cans of paint I forgot to do this with and the colors all start to look alike! Was this the kitchen yellow, the bathroom yellow, or furniture yellow? It's also amazing to realize - "wow, it's been 8 years since I painted the kitchen?" - and realize that it might be time for an update!
My resources for organizing were simple, old containers. I used a small coffee can, a Doritos can, Feta cheese container, a couple of cardboard box-bottoms, and some aluminum left-over containers. All of these I found in my stash of containers in my overflow pantry.
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