store headphones in a mint container

If this lil’ idea helps no one but myself, that’s ok. Josiah thought I was kinda a freak for being excited about it.

But every time I travel, I just shove my headphones in my backpack or purse, and they end up getting smushed at the bottom and a huge tangly mess. (yes, I know there’s life hacks out there for keeping your headphones tangle free. This isn’t about that. This is just concerning WHERE my headphones stay!)

I had this cool container from ginger mints that I absolutely loved and was holding onto because it was a pretty orange.

Why not…. keep my headphones in there??!

store headphones in a mint container - The Burlap Bag

Now if they end up at the bottom of my purse, I don’t have to worry about them getting squashed. They’ll be safe in their little box – and they are less likely to get tangly because they are all snug!

If you already have your own way of storing your headphones – awesome. If not, keep the container next time you buy mints! (and if this helps you, then yay, my blog post was a success!)



  1. ~amy~ October 16, 2013 at 7:58 am

    quite brilliant…love this idea!

  2. Giant Sis October 16, 2013 at 11:30 am

    And, it’ll make your earphones smell minty fresh! Goodbye ear-wax smell! (Ok, I don’t know if earwax has a smell, but you get my point!)

  3. Rebecca October 16, 2013 at 11:39 am

    I like to store my thumbtacks in a mint container…

  4. Erica October 16, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Fabulous idea! This will also keep it from tangling with my yarn!

  5. Nathan the FFK October 16, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    LOVE IT! I’m going to go buy some Altoids and then eat all of them so I can put my headphones in the tin!

  6. Cheryl October 16, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    And you have a good reason for hanging onto that cool tin. I used to keep all my Altoids tins because, well, they are just so useable. I purchased some little ipod “socks” awhile bak which are quite narrow but stretch to accommodate an origianl ipod. That is ehat I have used to store my earbuds for years now. I can easily squeeze them inyo my camera bag. Great idea for the tins!

  7. Shawn October 16, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    What a grrrreat idea!!!!!!
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  8. Amelia October 22, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Brilliant! I need to finish up my mints!

  9. Lauren October 22, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    This is the best (and most simple) use I’ve seen for a mint container! I’m pretty excited about it.

  10. Tara October 22, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    brilliant! I just got 4 new Altoids cans so perfect timing. :)

  11. Brenda Ton October 24, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    I used to collect mint boxes, so upset that I threw them all away recently when I’m finding all of thee cool things to do with them. Love this idea!

  12. Lindsay October 30, 2013 at 2:56 am

    This is perfect. I love those mint boxes, they’re so useful and I find them pretty as well. YOU SHOULD BE EXCITED, this is cute and useful!

  13. Jessica November 1, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    This is such a great idea. I always get my headphones tangled and it drives me bonkers! Now to find a cute mint case…Thanks for sharing :)

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