We all have them at one time or another around our homes. I’m talking about Bleach Jugs. Once empty we toss them, and buy another. Here is some tricks you can use for those empty jugs. Read more.. .. .
When it comes to tackling really tough jobs, sturdy 1-gallon bleach jugs win the heavyweight title, hands down. Here are 5 super ideas for their second careers:
1. Buoy. Screw the cap on good and tight, then tie a rope to the handle and a weight to the other end of the rope. You can even paint these to meet your decoration desires. They float well and can be used to tie to the side of your boat when you are coming into dock, so as to keep your boat from hitting the sides of the dock, therefore making scratches on your boat.
2. Clothespin Holder. Cut a hole in the side opposite the handle. Punch small holes in the bottom for drainage, and hang it on the clothesline. Works wonderfully.
3. Dumbbells. Why go out and purchase expensive weights for exercising, when you can use empty bleach bottles? Pour sand into two bottles until they’re heavy enough for your exercise program. When you’re ready to handle more weight, simply add more sand.
4. Funnel. Remove the cap, cut the jug in half, and keep it in the trunk of your car as an emergency funnel for motor oil, antifreeze, or water.
5. Scoop. Cut diagonally across the bottom, screw the top back on, and use it to scoop up sand, fertilizer, compost, cat litter, or just about any other non-edible substance.
And finally, to clean a toilet bowl, you pour 1 cup of bleach into the bowl. Let it stand for about 10 minutes, then brush and flush. Job completed and your toilet will be extra clean.
You can even freshen up old sponges around your home by soaking them for about 5 to 10 minutes in a mixture of 3/4 cups of bleach per gallon of water. Make sure you rinse well.
If you have any additional uses for bleach, or empty bleach bottles me and my readers would love to hear from you. Use the comment section below. Thank you for your time today.
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