I keep a tin of Altoids in my purse at all times. As a result, I end up with lots of empty tins.
They’re so neat. I just hate to throw them away. Such a nice little compact container, relatively waterproof with a tight fitting lid.
It’s a shame not to reuse them, no?
Uses For Altoids Tins: Mom Version
The kids and I have come up with quite a few creative uses for Altoids tins that are especially helpful for moms. (Because if you Google it, you’ll find plenty more uses, but they’re a little… obscure.)
Altoids Tin as Crayon Case
It just so happens that crayons fit perfectly inside an Altoids tin. It holds around 20 or so. Perfect to keep in your purse for moments when you need some quick kid entertainment.
I dunno about you, but whenever I need my earbuds, they’ve mysteriously disappeared somewhere in my son’s room, where they’ve picked up way too much earwax (and dust, from the extra earwax).
Lipstick/Lip Balm Keeper
I hate when I have to dig for lipstick or lip balm, both of which I am horribly addicted to, in the recesses of my purse. My lipsticks fit perfectly into the tin. No more searching!
First Aid Kit
I keep Band-Aids and a little tub of Burt’s Bees first aid rub in a tin in my purse.
Some people carry stevia packets with them so that when they go to a restaurant, they don’t have to use sugar or some nasty substitute. My green tea packets fit perfectly in there too.
Other uses we’ve conjured up so you don’t have to:
- Mini Sewing Kit (a couple of extra buttons, small spool of thread, needles)
- Vitamins and supplements for travel
- Earrings and jewelry storage for travel, or not
- Tiny LEGOs
- Loose change/piggy bank
- Baby and toddler hairbows and rubber bands
- Emergency toddler entertainment – fill with stickers and a couple of small plastic toys for use when tot has to sit still
Have you found any creative uses for Altoids tins? Please share below!