7 Brilliant Ways To Repurpose Six-Pack Beverage Sleeves In And Around The House

As they say, good things come in small packages, and fancy sodas, craft beers, or seasonal wine coolers are no exception. According to Forbes, the traditional six-pack has become less popular in recent years. At the same time, singles and build-your-own mix-and-match six-packs have also become quite trendy, allowing people to select an assortment of unique drinks without committing to the full case. Either way, you have to admit that a six-pack just fits comfortably in the hand, and the little cardboard caddy makes them perfect for toting out to the backyard or taking to a neighborhood party. As you pass the bottles out to your friends or pop open the last cold drink from the pack, you might automatically start to break down the beverage holder and walk toward the trash can. But before you throw away your cardboard beverage caddy or toss it into the recycling, stop for a moment to imagine the potential!

Cardboard six-pack beverage caddies might seem like a single-use item, but they can be surprisingly versatile to use around the house. Here are seven brilliant ways you can repurpose that trash, from turning it into a handy-dandy kitchen holder to a seed organizer and more. Further, if you don't like the look of the cardboard sleeve, try covering it in paint, peel-and-stick wallpaper, or another material. This will allow you to personalize the piece and could be especially beneficial if you decide to keep the holder out on display.

1. Kitchen essentials organizer

Are boxes of aluminum foil, plastic wrap, storage baggies, and parchment paper cluttering up your kitchen drawers? Turn them upright and slide each item into its own slot of the six-pack beverage caddy, then put the caddy in your pantry or cabinet or on your countertop. Storing these items vertically makes everything easy to see and grab without needing to rifle through the pile of boxes in a drawer. Not only that, but this will also help you make space in a kitchen drawer for other useful items.

2. Pool day caddy

Instead of tossing everything in a bulky tote bag to carry around on pool days or during other outdoor activities, keep your sunglasses, sunscreen, tanning oil, bug spray, battery-powered fan, and anything else you might need in your repurposed six-pack carton. This handheld cardboard caddy keeps everything upright and organized in one place, so you won't have to go digging for an item or risk making a mess with spilled sunscreen in your bag.

3. Art supplies to-go kit

Whether you're looking for genius craft room organization hacks or a way to bring your art supplies on-the-go, repurpose your cardboard six-pack into a creative caddy. The separated compartments are excellent for sorting markers, colored pencils, paintbrushes, a box of crayons, sticker sheets, and more. This can be a brilliant way for crafty kids to take their creativity from home to the park to grandma's house and beyond!

4. Garden seed organizer

Keep your garden seeds organized in the garage or shed by repurposing your old cardboard six-pack carrier into a nifty seed packet organizer. To take advantage of the multiple compartments, consider separating your seeds by flowers and vegetables, annuals and perennials, or seasonal planting times. Additionally, to make everything easy to find, you can label each of the compartments as well. You can also use the caddy to carry fertilizer bottles, small trowels, and more while you're out in the garden.

5. Potluck utensil station

Don't throw out your cardboard six-pack sleeve. Instead, fold it up and store it in your kitchen for your next picnic or potluck! This cardboard caddy makes a perfect organizer for forks, spoons, knives, napkins, condiments, and more, keeping them separated and easy to grab from the end of the table. Plus, if things get messy, you can simply toss out this cardboard caddy at the end of the day — no fuss, no muss.

6. TV remote basket

If you're always losing the remote or mixing up which remote is which, transform your old six-pack package into a nifty remote basket. Label the remotes and compartments if you'd like, then pop each one back into its parking spot when not in use. To make the package look more seamless in your living room, cover the outside in wrapping paper or give it a light coat of spray paint before setting it on the shelf or coffee table.

7. Mini toolbox

If you just need a few items for a DIY, why drag out the whole kit and caboodle? A six-pack carrier has enough room to hold the basic tools every homeowner should have like a few screwdrivers, a wrench, a small hammer, paintbrushes, measuring tape, pencils, and a box of nails or screws. When you're done, fold up the cardboard caddy and slide it back into your big toolbox so you can grab it again before your next mini project.