Storage Containers From Plastic Canisters

This idea may not be the most gorgeous and exquisite, but it's very useful! I usually buy a 3-liter soap canister, which I divide into pump bottles. I always feel bad throwing them in the trash afterward. Therefore, it's a nice benefit to use them again for this!
I've invented a clever way to use these canisters in the kitchen. For example, like this!
This type of canister is very suitable for this purpose.
First, mark the point where you want to cut.
Then, just cut it and use it.
I use these plastic containers for storing dog supplies, too.
My skin care products can also be organized and found easily in these containers. These are perhaps not the most beautiful display on the planet, but in fact, they put me in such a good mood! They are definitely not garbage anymore!!
To top it off, you can decorate these!

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3 questions
  • Cindy Wilcox
    on Sep 18, 2016

    Do you have a problem with the sharp edges after you cut them? If so, how do you address it?

    • Rosie
      on Jul 14, 2017

      Why am I always buying containers to store items when my kids drink so much milk and juice. I will do this instead thank you for sharing
  • Nancy Erickson
    on Sep 19, 2016

    Great idea if you have lots of kitchen clutter. Plastic can be recycled in most cities. Is it not available where you live?

    • Kemberly Boston
      on Sep 25, 2016

      You could always decorate them to spiff them up I hate throwing away good containers and I never have enough Thanks for the idea

  • Mary Jo
    on Nov 15, 2017

    could you use empty milk 'jugs' ???
    • SnowKnitty
      on Mar 13, 2020

      She used a "3-liter soap canister". These are sturdier than today's milk jugs. Any rectangular liquid containers would work (e.g., laundry detergent, beverages). Look for sturdy containers that have the handle on the sides. Avoid those with handles on the top because you want to cut off the top. Snoop through the laundry, bathroom, cleaning, and pantry supplies.  There's probably something suitable there!

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  • Elise
    on Jan 24, 2020

    Very clever I may try for my small garden tools and more.

  • Becky
    on Jul 2, 2020

    My thanks for sharing. I’ll dress mine up with some fancy duct tape edging!

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