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  1. manimal

    manimal Ociffer Tackleberry

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    I've got several tidy cat litter buckets lying around the garage that i'm saving for...well, i'm not sure what yet. I'd hate to just trash 'em (not sure if i can recycle them here) and they're very practical.

    so give me some ideas and ways to re-use them around the house.

    i found a few ideas here:

    http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf105780.tip.html

    like this but with a sturdier metal handle
     

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    we use them for geocaching containers.
     
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    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    You could use them for moving dirt at a certain non-specific location near a possible local body of water.
     
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    You could use them to carry camping supplies to and from a camp site.
    Maybe they could be used as targets at the local shooting range.
     
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    Storage, cleaning bucket, car wash bucket, kids toys (see sand box), recycle them
     
  6. buildyourown

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    On their side, they make a good hen hutch. (If you ever wanted chickens)

    I store my used motor oil in them and I used one yesterday to carry tools on my roof. Square is better than round when you're on a 10" wide roof jack.
     
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    hooker head storage
     
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    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    You live in a doll house ?
     
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    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    Get 20 bags of Quick-create and use them as moulds to make the bunker of your dreams.
     
  10. buildyourown

    buildyourown Turbo Monkey

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    Roof jacks, the 10" x 2" planks you put on your roof so you don't fall off.

     
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    Throw all that unnecessary paperwork in the tubs.
     
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    hmmmm...now that's a good idea!

    and yes, we could always use more dirt movers at the lake :D
     
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    that gave me a good idea wumpus. i'll use a couple of them in the van and my car to keep the emergency supplies together.
     
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    Cat coffins.
     
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    If her face is ugly and she has a smokin' bod,, bag it..
     
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    I give them to the homeless to use as luggage and claim the initial purchase price as a charitable contribution.
     
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    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    Hey man cats are useful, they're good at rodent population control and shedding on expensive furniture.

    I find that a cat really comes in handy when you unexpectedly run out of toilet paper.
     
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    cat torture chambers first.... then cat coffins.
     
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    Use them for growing tomatoes on your back porch (not too late to plant this year at all).


    Cut a hole in the lid and throw some old meat in there, and then bury it in a stream up to the lid. Crawdads cant swim up, and they'll go in after the food and get stuck. Eat the crawdads.

    Keep one under your bed for those late night "emergencies" when you dont feel like walking all the way to the bathroom.
     
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    I use them to sit on to wrench at home. Actually, I have a Park stool now, but I could slide the bucket on tile just as well.

    I also use them for fork servicing. It's nice and big for catching old oil.
     
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    Whore baby prisons?
     
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    I use them to coil rope in and cut a hole in the top to feed it out. Same for extension cords. Little compost bins (holes for air and drainage) Camp potty.
    I have some stacked like blocks on a wood shelf to make modular storage bins.
     
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    Duck tape them together to make a raft.
     
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    Use some 2x10 boards and build yourself a proper college style home entertainment stand.
     
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    Use them to store fine gravel in. This gravel could then be used for a cat's litter tray or something.

    You could make the biggest spice rack on your block and use these to keep spices in.

    Fish tanks. Not a very good idea, I realise.

    If you were living in a small apartment, they would be good for growing vegies in on your balcony.

    Fill them full of scissors. I saw some dudes at the airport doing this. It seemed a bit funny at the time.

    Build a wall out of them and smash your car through it. Film this and post it up on RideMonkey.
     
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    you got it! maybe i'll set up one of noah's ramps on the lower side of it, have him jump over it right before i crash through it. this is why i have a beater car :D
     
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    We use them for a variety of parts bins that we take to rides/races with us. They're great for storing car wash stuff and then use it when you wash the car. You could also make a seat out of vinyl for the top and store fishing gear in it then use it as a seat while you fish.
     
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    I fill my with lime and keep them next to a few holes I dug in various locations.
     
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    we use them for
    : storing golf balls
    : misc bike parts
    : carring ur tools in from one area to another
    : critter food in them
    : potting soil storage
    : storing old puter parts
    : i have one in my room with my super nes sitting ontop of it
     
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    if you collect the thumbs or ears instead, storage is a much smaller problem.
     
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    Use 'em to hold up your plywood board-style jumps....
    (chics dig guys with skilllz!)