If you use vinegar to clean, you probably have at least a little concern for the environment. Which
probably means that you don't enjoy throwing the empty gallon jug in the trash when you're done with it.
I've found several practical uses for my empty vinegar gallon containers. This way you can get one or more additional good uses out of them before tossing them!
I have two ways to cut them - with the handle and without.
For the with-the-handle model - cut an opening where I put the blue line (label may be removed if you like):
1) Store toys that might leak, such as Bubbles for blowing or Poster Paints. Not only does this prevent accidents, but it also makes a handy carrying caddy.
2) Cleaning supplies caddy and storage. Once again - easy carrying and leakage prevention.
3) Toilet Brush caddy. At my dollar store, I can buy toilet brushes for $1. or the ones with their own storage caddy for $3. At a fancier store, I could spend a lot more. I buy the $1. brushes, and keep them in my vinegar jug caddy. An added advantage? If I need to move it, there's a handle and I don't have to touch anything gross. And, when it all gets too yucky, it can just go in the trash!
4) Tie-dye basin.
5) Campground toiletries tote: Do you need to take the shampoo, washcloth, soap & conditioner down to a shower facility? Pop them into your adapted vinegar jug. You may want to poke some holes in the bottom for drainage, depending on the conditions.
For the handle-free model - just cut where I put the dotted line:
1) Use as a bucket for yucky cleaning jobs. When you're done cleaning, it can go in the trash.
2) Temporary or short term pet dish. Make sure you're pet isn't the sort to gnaw on the edge and choke. And, check for sharp edges.
3) Picnic serving bowls. No need to lug dirty bowls home if you don't want to.
4) Bubble solution tray for dipping those large bubble wands.
5) To catch drips under a leaking pipe under the sink.
6) Use as a defrosting container in the fridge, when defrosting foods that might leak (such as those frozen in zippered storage bags)
7) A no-need-to-clean mixing bowl - again perfect for camping or travel.
8) Doll swimming pool.
9) Container for sensory play - like with shaving cream.
10) An impromptu sickness or nausea basin.
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