What are some ways you could use the large kitty litter containers?

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We get rid of a lot of these large kitty litter buckets on recycle day. I was always wondering what other productive or creative ways you could use them after emptying them out?
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  • Funnygirl Funnygirl on Aug 23, 2015
    Someone else asked the same question not too long ago.she got a lot of good answers.somewhere on the question part of hometalk.
  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Aug 24, 2015
    Have a multi-floor home. These are great. I clean them and use them as pails for washing floors, etc. Used one for mixing 2 gallons of paint to ensure colour consistency. Also use them for storing extra curtain, door, window hardware. Numerous storage uses.
  • Karen Reilly Karen Reilly on Aug 24, 2015
    I uses one when I make my home made laundry soap it has a cover and you can dispense it into another container easily.
  • Audrie Sumner Audrie Sumner on Aug 24, 2015
    I use mine for compost scraps. Lid closes and no smells escape. Can use it until completely full. I filled it quickly in canning season, with corn shucks,cobs, peach pits, bean strings,etc.
  • Audrie Sumner Audrie Sumner on Aug 24, 2015
    I also use them to store birdseed as I buy it in large quantities.
  • Eileen B. Eileen B. on Aug 24, 2015
    There was an article the other day about uses for kitty litter buckets I think it was Saturday.
  • Barb in Texas Barb in Texas on Aug 24, 2015
    They make great buckets to store cat food in, with a scoop, so less messy than the original bag. I also feed the birds and other critters, label them and they hold the food and the animals can't just help themselves and make a mess in my garage. If you're not concerned about looks, they are great for plants, or you can fit them into a prettier pot.
  • Debra Pilchard Debra Pilchard on Aug 24, 2015
    As most know we here in Ca. are in a major draught but this could work during any season. I drill holes in the bottom and on the sides and bury them about a foot from my trees or grapes ...etc. you fill with water and put the lid back on and it helps keep the water from evaporateing. The water seeps through the holes to the roots of the plants therefore not wasting any water. My water bill is so low family asks how come my bill is so low this year.
  • Pete Sakes Pete Sakes on Aug 25, 2015
    I saw where one person wrapped/glued the litter bucket with twine and made sturdy baskets to store things. I can't find the post or I'd share the link.
  • Carole Carole on Aug 25, 2015
    Someone on Hometalk used them to fill in the bottom of a large planter (just place in planter upside down). This way the large, deep planter needed less potting mix to plant out. You could also remove the handles if they have them and paint the kitty litter containers and use them as planters. If you can paint them who will know they are kitty litter containers rather than planters?