You can re-use the nice white plastic container that Clorox wipes comes in. Remove the label and the lid and it works well for a lot of things. I store my feather duster in mine, but you could also use it to store your toilet bowl brush, yarn, kids toys, and other things, as well.
By Cyntimental from FL
I use one in my car as a mini trash can and when it's full just empty it and put it back. They're also perfect to store all those small kitchen utensils you don't use very often that clutter the drawer like corn cob holders, small condiment spoons, seafood forks etc. :-) I especially like your idea about using them for balls of yarn instead of paying extra money for the knitting yarn holders!
I do want to mention that I rarely purchase brand new containers anymore because it's so much more economical to buy the refill wipes in bulk.
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What are some uses for empty baby wipe containers?
By jcarpenter from Mt. Pleasant, MI
You can also make your own 'wipes' by using the canister. Either cut a roll of paper towels down to fit (use an electric steak/fillet knife to cut it down) or stuff in used rags, then fill up the container with whatever you want; Windex, 409, homemade cleaner, etc. You may have to rewet the rags, and don't fill the can full if you use paper towels, just enough to wet thoroughly, but not soaking to the point that they fall apart. (07/15/2009)
The Possibilities are endless :-) Crayon box, store hair accessories, plastic grocery bags, make-up, craft supplies, miscellaneous screws and nails. I'll bet if you walk around the house and start looking in closets and drawers you'll find lots of things you could organize and you can label the canisters with a Sharpie :-) (07/16/2009)
Put pop-up tissues in them to keep in your car. (07/16/2009)
You can carry your coupons in them, just organize the inside with dividers, homemade or otherwise. Baby socks are easily organized in these, as well as barrettes and such. You can divide up the screws and nails around the house. They can be used as a daily trash can for the car. Just take it inside with you and dump it out each evening for a neat and tidy car in the morning! (07/16/2009)
Another hot item for baby wipe containers, anything found in your bathroom storing soaps, nail polish, bows, some combs, barrettes, nail clippers, etc. Endless amounts.
Another use is for putting some cords for like video games, or such that seem to keep on getting all tangled up. Just make sure you label the top of the wipe box. (07/16/2009)
I use them for plastic shopping bags. I put one in my bathroom and one in my laundry room and anywhere else that I use plastic shopping bags as trash bags. (07/16/2009)
I just buy a refill package and therefore don't have a buildup of the plastic containers! (07/19/2009)
Good one graymare47 ;-) That's what I do and didn't even think to post it! LOL! Have had the same baby wipe box for over two years :-) (07/19/2009)
My husband and I each have one for our prescription and over-the -counter medicines:That way, anytime we get ready to go, we have them. Just grab up the box! The container keeps our nightstands from being all cluttered with pill bottles that roll and fall everywhere when we reach for them, AND it makes them even harder for a grandchild to get access to!
Freeze water in them to put in your cooler.
Store baby's smaller toys in them; they create a rattling sound before the toys are taken out,which babies love. (07/20/2009)
Reuse Baby Wipe containers to store your dryer sheets. I have found this to be better than anything else I have tried. They won't pop up unless they are made together and perforated, but the container still works great.
Another use for Baby Wipe containers is storing Kleenex, Scotties, Puffs, etc. in your car. Most tissues pop up so the container is convenient and won't get smushed like the box the tissues come in.
By Linda from Arlington, TX
I use them for storing my daughter's art supplies, markers, chalk, erasers, etc. I also use them to store used batteries for recycle, dryer lint, and odds and ends. The top will usually pop off to make perfect sized containers for the kid's medicine dropper and other household items. (03/12/2009)
They're great, I use them for clothes pins, batteries, odd nuts and bolts, Brillo pads (keeps the soap dust from getting all over the place under the sink.) They stack nicely and everything stays dry. I write on them with marker so I know which is which. I believe I have about 6 of them under my kitchen sink right now. (03/13/2009)