Storage Containers From Plastic Canisters

Maarit Aho
by Maarit Aho
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!
Maarit Aho
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  • Cindy Wilcox 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?

  • Nancy Erickson 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?

  • Mary Jo Mary Jo on Nov 15, 2017
    could you use empty milk 'jugs' ???

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  • Elise Elise on Jan 24, 2020

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

  • Becky Becky on Jul 02, 2020

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