Buckets are a great thing to have on hand. Many people keep at least one in the house at all times to do things such as hold items as they work in the garden or when they want to bring stuff from the car to the house. If you have a few, you’d be surprised at the many other things you can do with them. Buckets are surprisingly versatile. These alternative uses are perfect if you want to get creative or just look at the bucket in new ways.
Water is essential. You need water to cook with and water to wash your home. You can use a bucket to capture water that might otherwise be lost. Set a bucket underneath your gutters. The water will seep inside. This kind of water may not be totally safe to drink but it can be used to water your flowers or wash your car.
Put Out a Fire
Fire extinguishers can be helpful in case of a fire. However, if you don’t have one or it runs out, keep some water in bucket. Use it to put a fire and prevent it from spreading to the rest of your home. The bucket is safe and you can keep in on hand without worrying about getting messy chemicals all over the place in the aftermath of the fire.
Feed Your Doggy
The bucket makes an ideal tool to feel your favorite Fido. All you need is a saw and some silicone glue. Start by cutting the bottom and making a serving tray. Then you can a hole for food on the bottom. Remove part of the lip from the bottom of the bucket. Silicone glue the two pieces together and you have a great thing to keep food for your dog even when you’re not home.
Wash Your Clothing
If you have a small load of laundry and you want to get it clean without running the washer, the bucket is your friend. Pop your socks and under things inside with some water and detergent. Shake the whole thing vigorously. Empty the bucket and put fresh water there for a fast cleaning.
Have an errand you want to run but don’t have the space to carry stuff on your bike? Use a bucket. Strap the bucket and the lid to your bike and you’ll have the space you need to carry all those little extras home.
A bucket is an inexpensive way to do lots of things. Use them to put out a fire, harvest water, add more storage to your or even wash your clothing. The possibilities are easy, endless and lots of fun.