I even have a tin collection. I've purchased stuff just because I like the tin!
If it comes in a tin I'll buy that one every time. Tins are useful too, you can keep all sorts of stuff in them.
I eventually admitted to myself that my tins are a bit of a clutter problem.
As it turns out you can have too much of a good thing.
I realised I needed to say goodbye to some of my tins. Although tins are great for keeping things in and they are pretty my tin collection has gotten to a point where I don't have the space to put them all, I can't remember what's in all of them and they allow me to over categorise.
Tins are a clutter enabler.
I had purchased some small round biscuit tins in pink and purple. They were pretty but kind of boring and were the first to go. The biscuits were eaten and they never really got used again, mostly because they rusted on the first wash..
The super cute mini tea tins that had rusted were the next to go.
A few chocolate wafer stick tins I had no qualms about ditching, they seem to multiply on their own. I don't know how, I never buy them. They're great tins though, tall and narrow, perfect for all sorts of things like pens.
All those tins were all in the kitchen and were decluttered with the rest of the kitchen items. I didn't even get a photos for the blog, when you're in the decluttering groove you've just got to go with it.
But that was as far as I got. Most of my other tins were in the sewing room and around the house.
As I've been decluttering I've realised that I should try to only keep the tins I really like. Once I've only got tins left that I like I can reassess.
So far I've managed to empty all of these tins of the clutter that was in them.
I'm struggling to say goodbye to that unusual ocatagon sweets tin, it is the only octagon tin I've ever seen. I was keeping stockings and sockets in it.
And the nice big blue cookie tin, it's really big and originally held 1.5kg of cookies. That's a lot of cookies! I kept my pretty scarf's in it, but I've decided I want to start using them instead of hiding them in a tin to be kept and pulled out and admired occasionally.
Both were gifts from people who offered them to me after I admired their fancy tin.
It's easy to say good bye to the little candy tin. It's just cool to eat candy out of a gold tin don't you thin?. It's a really good size for storing things like hair ties or bracelets. I had it full of junk jewellery which I'm not keeping.
Here is another unusual tin shape. It's not often you come across a square tin, rectangles yes, but not squares; and it's got that cute puppy and kitty in relief. It's not really me, I'm going to send this off the the thrift shop where perhaps someone else will love it more then I do. I had some hair ties in this one.
And yes, it's full of small tins. As well as these smaller tins I have about the same amount in use holding sewing notions. Little tins are great for little items.
But they all look the same and I would have to paint them or something so they looked different and I could tell at a glance which was which. There will be plenty more where they've come from so I don't need to hold onto those either.