Margarine Tubs (influenced by Milims)

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Margarine Tubs (influenced by Milims)

Post: # 39363Post the.fee.fairy
Fri Nov 03, 2006 3:52 pm

Milims was asking in a thread on RRR what to do with margarine tubs.
I realised that i haven't throw one away for about 2 years...

So...

1. Freezing stuff
2. Greenhouse tubs (seed/bulb storage etc)
3. Growing tubs generally
4. Plant saucers for things you grow in pots with drainage holes in the bottom.
5. Drawer separators
6. Stacking storage in a cupboard
7. Storage for toys/beads/barbie clothes and shoes/lego toys (keep complete kits together in a cupboard, or box)


Off you go...

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Post: # 39409Post Shirley
Fri Nov 03, 2006 8:44 pm

8. drill holes in and use as cheese moulds for soft cheeses
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Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:46 am

9. Soap molds

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Thu Nov 30, 2006 2:48 pm

10. Lunch box, to stop sarnies getting squashed.

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Wed Feb 07, 2007 6:17 pm

Ideal for mixing up small quantities of polyfilla.

Good for holding water when painting watercolours.

If the lid is good you can store small quantities of water based paint - jam jars are better cos you can see the colour.
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Post: # 48180Post Milims
Wed Feb 07, 2007 8:46 pm

Grow mustard and cress in them
Well I had to put at least on one since it was me who influenced the thread!! lol
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Wed Feb 07, 2007 9:19 pm

14. putting half a tin of beans, soup or whatever in. Saves using clingfilm (which should be banned in my opinion)

It is good to cover stuff in your fridge as excess moisture can make it run less efficiently.
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Thu Feb 08, 2007 7:14 am

15. Use tub to decant paint into when painting a small area with a paintbrush.

16. Use lid for putting paintbrush down on.

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Post: # 48234Post Thomzo
Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:54 pm

If you know a young lady with a dolls' house you can paint one white and use it as a bath. The softer butter one looks just like an old fashioned roll-top bath.

Big square ones are good as jaccuzis.
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Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:58 pm

18. Keep fishing tackle or bait in them.

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Post: # 48622Post the.fee.fairy
Wed Feb 14, 2007 12:28 am

Kev: lucy reminded me:
19. Dog Bowl!
20: for taking small amounts of food for your dog (ie: when out fo the day/going for long walkies/away for the weekend/training).

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Post: # 48722Post Kev
Wed Feb 14, 2007 11:00 pm

Thats a good idea. Ill put one in my bag for the next time we are out and about. :cheers:

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Post: # 48790Post Thomzo
Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:31 pm

Jelly moulds - yogurt pots are better. I always chose yogurts etc by what the tub will be useful for rather than what is in it.

Asda used to sell pate in little china bowls. They made brilliant cat food bowls.
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Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:53 pm

21. Use small ones in the garage or shed to separate nails, screws, bolts, etc. Pierce the side with one of whatever is inside for easy identification.

22. We get 5 gallon ice cream tubs and use them under the sink to collect scraps for the compost. Empty once a week and rinse and no smell.

23. Poke holes in the side and keep ear rings separated, rings or pins on the inside. Glue coordinating fabrics on the outside for a fancier look in the bedroom/bathroom.

24. Fill with batting and sand, cover tightly with fabric and you have a pin cushion.

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Post: # 48807Post glenniedragon
Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:45 pm

25. Not a nice one, but puke pots for kids in the car- the lid fits nice and tight to avoid spillage

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ps the large ones rather than the fiddly little ones

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