Thursday, May 31, 2012

Uses for Wipes Containers

Lastnight Mr almost 4 and I were going through old receipts.  Hubby and I kept previous years receipts in old Huggies wipes containers. We had 4 containers, with receipts in there from 2009....

Seriously?? 2009?? I knew there were a lot of receipts but I thought it was 2010 onwards...

Anyways, we had a good sort through and ended up with 2 empty containers. One has 2011/2012 Financial year receipts, and the other has preschool receipts yet to be filed.

I also stored my breast pads in a wipes container, but as I've weaned my son, I no longer need the pads. I'd only just opened a box of breast pads when I started weaning him, so I'm going to give them to my cousin, as she's due to have her second baby in a week :)

So that leaves me with 3 empty wipes containers... I didn't want to throw them away as they are very useful, so I thought about using a box to store my freezer bags in, as they're all over the place in the drawer...unfortunately the drawer isn't deep enough...

Another area which was in need of some organisation is the craft cupboard. I had a lot of bags with mixed up crayons/pencils/textas etc, so I decided to put all the crayons in one container, finger paints in another and the last one housed the small chalk, glitter, glue and other little bits. I also sorted the pencils and textas and put them back where they belong.

Once I file the contents of the other 2 boxes, I can put them to good use. I'm thinking of using one to store plastic bags instead of having them shoved under the sink and the other I'm not to sure yet, but I've got some things in mind.
Here's a few ideas of what they can be used for/store:
  • Crafty bits - Pencils/paints/crayons etc
  • Grocery shopping bags
  • Money box
  • Make up
  • Lego
  • Receipts
  • Phone chargers
  • Hair accessories
  • Ribbons for craft/presents
  • Pet food
  • Baby keepsake
  • First aid kit
  • Contain objects in bag/nappy bag
  • DIY Wipes for bub or cleaning
  • Screws, nails etc
  • Batteries
  • Breast pads
  • Other pads
  • Cookie cutters
  • Tiny toys
  • Doll clothes/bits
  • Washing powder
  • Spices
There are many more ways in which they can be reused. Mr almost 4 spent most of his time pushing them around as cars and trains :)

1 comment:

  1. I cut regular wash clothes in quarters and zigzagged the edges. I like the smaller wipes bc there's no folding required. I just use more of them. I keep them in a disposable wipes box with water. I always put the clean ones on the bottom and it's never gotten nasty.