For the past several years, I’ve been storing my opened seed packets in plastic ziplock bags. This seemed like a fine enough way of keeping them organized. Except they weren’t really organized and seeds always end up spilling out into a mishmash that gets thrown out every spring. I suppose I could toss all those mystery seeds into the garden and see what comes up. That could be a fun experiment!
But I came up with a better idea. While searching my cabinets for something that could work as a DIY storage container, I came across my pretty little tea tins (You can find this brand at Target.). I’ve used these to store all sorts of art and office supplies. And it turns out they’re the perfect height and width for storing seed packets!
Keeping your seed packets organized is as simple as setting them upright in the tin. Or you could get a little fancy and cut dividers from pretty card stock. You may also want to label the outside of the tin with a Sharpie.
Getting and staying organized sometimes feels like an uphill battle, but little discoveries like this always put a smile on face.
Vanessa Tsumura is a gardener, writer and mom living in Wisconsin. She blogs about crafts and DIY projects atBluet & Clover.
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