How can I repurpose this container?

Any ideas on how I can repurpose this pool bleach tablet container?
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  37 answers
  • Galen W. Yoder Galen W. Yoder on Aug 01, 2016
    That is the Handymans Tupperware for the shop!

  • Galen W. Yoder Galen W. Yoder on Aug 01, 2016
    Dry, mouse proof, easy to stack,water-proof, dust proof!!! Easy to label!

  • Victor Victor on Aug 01, 2016
    remove the top, colour the whole white box to blue, add some plants inside and keep it next to pool.

  • Carole Carole on Aug 01, 2016
    Keep on kitchen bench as a bucket for your compost scraps. When full, transfer your scraps to your outdoor compost

  • Bernadette Turner Bernadette Turner on Aug 01, 2016
    If you are in an area where you have lots of snow and ice during the winter months, leave it on your front porch and fill it with sand/salt for deglazing the driveway once you have cleared it. The salt won't get wet or clump as long as the lid is kept closed.

    • Carmen Carmen on Aug 01, 2016
      I'm already using one to put my powder laundry detergent. But was hoping to get more ideas since I hate recycling them.

  • Dms7485853 Dms7485853 on Aug 01, 2016
    Store garden tools inside and use it as a seat when gardening. You could add a cushion.

  • Judi Judi on Aug 01, 2016
    Send them to me.. I never have enough... Use them for fertilizer stakes, grainular fertilizer, plant ties, dog food, paint brushes ..., anything and everything!

  • Dar3954769 Dar3954769 on Aug 01, 2016
    We feed wild birds in our yard, so I use mine to store the bird seed that I by in bags. It keeps a tight seal and I have no bug issues.

  • Carmen A Scheid Carmen A Scheid on Aug 01, 2016
    Garden clippings and like two people have said, I use mine for compost scraps, to keep your garden tools, I'm gonna put some wheels on some and use them to carry my compost to where I need to add it, I don't have a wheel barrel. They are great storage containers, or stools, even planters.

  • Christine Christine on Aug 01, 2016

  • Carol Carol on Aug 01, 2016
    I keep birdseed in mine.

  • Lal6901309 Lal6901309 on Aug 01, 2016
    A good container to store sewing, knitting projects.

  • Ellen Ellen on Aug 01, 2016
    Like you, I live in the South & sometimes experience drought. Those are a manageable size for me to drill holes in the bottom & set at the base of small trees for slow, deep watering. Even if I have to refill a couple of times, it's better than standing there with my hose--or worse--forgetting that I left the hose on!

  • Susan Axsom Curtis Susan Axsom Curtis on Aug 01, 2016
    Knitting keeper. /You can keep three or four skeins of yarn. Drill holes in the bottom and the kids bath toys.

  • Jennie Lee Jennie Lee on Aug 01, 2016
    It's good for storing dry cat/dog food. Put an appropriately-sized scoop inside, on top of the food.

  • Bg*7779583 Bg*7779583 on Aug 01, 2016
    I make my own laundry detergent -- it would be the perfect size for that.

  • Char Char on Aug 01, 2016
    I have cat litter bucket, similar, but deeper. They hold charcoal, and I also put "ice melt" in it, with a couple charcoal briquettes to keep the moisture down. My husband kept the bird seed in them, the garage.

  • Sandra Allen Sandra Allen on Aug 01, 2016
    I use them for all sorts of things. In the car for emergency cat litter which you can zip lock bag and still keep car fluids, tools, emergency blankets, etc in. Crochet yarn, overnight toiletries for when I am away from home, "ladies" things under the sink, the possibilities are endless!!

  • Darrel Rose Darrel Rose on Aug 02, 2016
    Perfect for storing your own homemade laundry detergent in

  • Mcc7104178 Mcc7104178 on Aug 02, 2016
    Great for storing clothes pin in and you can leave it outside

  • Carol E Gaudry Carol E Gaudry on Aug 02, 2016
    I use mine to hold my bird seed for my birdfeeders

  • Kirsten McCann Kirsten McCann on Aug 02, 2016
    cat and dog food because the fur kids can't knock them over and open them! Potting soil and fertilizer because those flimsy plastic bags don't cut it. Broken glass and ceramic that *someday* I am going to make a mosaic out of. etc etc etc

  • Virginia Dean Ditto Virginia Dean Ditto on Aug 02, 2016
    I use these used plastic containers as decorative storage by decoupaging them.

  • Susan Axsom Curtis Susan Axsom Curtis on Aug 03, 2016
    Drill holes in the bottom , place thin layer of gravel , top with garden soil. Plant lettuce leaf lettuces once ripe you can pick just about every day for fresh salad. or radishes or any other short rooting veggies or even plant flowers.

  • Kari Roberts Kari Roberts on Aug 04, 2016
    Small kids toys storage.

  • Sue Kiene Sue Kiene on Aug 07, 2016
    how about it being a portable coldframe for seed starting. Easy to stack with the lids separate or inside. Plenty of room for starters and their roots

  • Kris Biles Kris Biles on Aug 09, 2016
    Not sure if yours is the same size as mine, but it works great in my CRV and van for a garbage bin. Big enough and doesn't tip!

  • Becki Bode-Wyscarver Becki Bode-Wyscarver on Aug 09, 2016
    I have a similar container and I use it for bird seed. I keep it In my shed and fill it full of birdseed and throw in a scoop, handy for filling my bird feeders. I also have one in my pantry full of dry dog food and a scoop in it as well.

  • B. Enne B. Enne on Aug 10, 2016
    Good ideas...You could also let them air out for a while then donate them to a school for craft storage. IMO, I don't think I would use them for pet food storage, since they may not be food safe.

  • Elizabeth Burrows Elizabeth Burrows on Aug 11, 2016
    Undercounter storage in kitchen and bathroom - contains tall bottles and makes recycle bin on top more easily accessible,

  • Ivy Ivy on Aug 11, 2016
    I wash and rinse it very well. Let it dry and I use it to either store dry dog food or rice.

  • Nan6915615 Nan6915615 on Aug 11, 2016
    I use mine to store small garden tools. I have a larger size that I store potting soil, in it.

  • Caggiano Barbara Caggiano Barbara on Aug 11, 2016
    Lego's, a small set of tools to keep in a utility closet. In the south with the humidity as high as it is, this would be great for various tapes so the gum on them doesn't get destroyed via the humidity. Trunk storage? A waste basket for the car? We would use something like this to put various kinds of cords in. Sewing supplies/threads. Art supplies. Crayons or small toys for kids or grandkids to play with. They could easily be covered with contact paper, or painted to match with decor, or to look nice sitting somewhere. Cleaning rag storage. Emergency kits.

  • Kathy Kathy on Aug 11, 2016
    We cleaned them out use for pet food,salt for the winter,the kids extra baseballs,potting soil....the lid snaps and no water gets in.

  • Bonnie Addicott Bonnie Addicott on Aug 12, 2016
    I can't have enough of these. I keep fertilizer, lawn and plant food, pet waste (line with a plastic bag and you only have to empty once a week), potting soil, fragile Christmas ornaments, fabric scraps (we called the "rag bag" when we were little), I catch rain water to use on my indoor plants and steam iron, drop cloths, clean-up rags, edging tape, stirrers and other painting accessories, hats so they're not always tumbling down on the floor, I keep one in my trunk for the loose items I buy at the big box stores...

  • Flipturn Flipturn on May 14, 2021

    I'm sure any toddler would would have fun building structures with them. Remove the handles first however, so that little hands can not swing the containers around and hit other things.

  • Jmo51035272 Jmo51035272 on May 14, 2021

    I too use those for storing lots of items. I use them for clean rags, my grandkids toys, legos, matchbox cars, etc. BTW those buckets can be recycled. If you get too many you should ask your friends it they want any for storage use. Many uses for them.