Cardboard six-pack drink cartons are great for organizing and storing spray paint cans and glue bottles in your garage or shop.

Begin by using duct tape to reinforce the carton for long-term use, then fill it up with cans or bottles. The handle on the carton makes it easy to store and carry the cans or bottles to the job site.

Watch the video above to find out more.


Joe Truini: The challenge every do-it-yourselfer faces is what to do with all the cans and bottles that you need to maintain your home. Well, here’s one idea. We’re going to use an empty six-pack carton to organize these.

First thing I do, since these are made for temporary use, is I put a couple of pieces of tape under it — either duct tape or packing tape — just to reinforce it so it doesn’t fall apart. And then we’re going to use the six compartments, where ordinarily you’d have the bottles, to put in the cans. It could be glue or spray paint, spray adhesive.

The nice thing about this is you can organize them by all different types of materials or maybe as all glue in it or all spray paint. And then you can very neatly store it on top of a cabinet, on a shelf, and it’s always ready when you are.

And the really great thing about it, also, is that it’s portable, so you can take the entire six-pack, and take it right to your job.

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Joe Truini

Radio Show Co-Host

Joe Truini is a contractor, author, and the host of “Simple Solutions” on Today’s Homeowner TV and the weekly Today’s Homeowner radio show. He has worked on both large commercial projects and residential remodeling, and has written for national publications such as This Old House and Popular Mechanics. He has also written eight books, including three best-selling shed-building books. Joe lives in Connecticut with his family and enjoys hiking, traveling, and baseball in his spare time.

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