Why Paint Cans Beat Coat Hooks At Their Own Job

Nailing paint cans to your wall is not necessarily a sign that you’re suffering mental confusion or own an Applebee’s. Thanks to their storage capacity, cans tend to make better coat hooks than coat hooks themselves, argues Instructables.

The post reasons you can still drape jackets, scarves and what have you over the cans, but can also utilize the can openings to shove gloves, coat keys and whatever else you’d like. Depending on your tastes, metal cans might not work with whatever setup you’ve got going, but with some creativity you can apply the concept to something that looks good and provides the extra convenience.

What other odd things make a surprising amount of sense when attached to walls?

High Functioning Coat Hangers [Instructables via Lifehacker]