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Uses for Large Plastic Coffee Jugs

I buy the large coffee jugs, the 33 oz. size. They are made so well, they have a handle on the side, with a good tight seal lid. I just can't see throwing them away. I give them to neighbors that I know, one being an older gentleman that uses them for his screws, nails and other little tools.

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I have been cleaning out and organizing things and got out the jugs I was saving. So here are a few ideas I am using myself.

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March 25, 20162 found this helpful

I love those! Since I'm not a coffee drinker, I don't have any of those containers, though. I wish I had a neighbor who would pass a few on to me. By the way, at Folgers' website, they have designs you can print out to cover their containers for holidays, etc. I'm sure the designs can be used on other, similar containers.

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March 2, 20201 found this helpful

This is all great, thank you! I searched around and found the Folgers link with instructions on how to decorate your empty cans --- perfect! and yep, Folgers cans have a much better grip than Maxwell House. It's Folgers for me from now on (and I love the coffee :-). I found how-to instructions on painting and labeling cans here: www.hometalk.com/.../fabulous-folger-s-coffee-plastic...

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March 28, 20163 found this helpful

If you line them up and nail or screw them onto a board they can become cubbies for shoes or Legos or anything really. Cheaper than the toy cubbies you but at Walmart.

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March 28, 20161 found this helpful

Thank you, just another great idea for these handy reusable containers. The ideas are endless. Thank you for commenting. :)

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April 26, 20200 found this helpful

This is cool to do ,paint them colors an put them on wall for kids to put their shoes , an stuff in that need to stay together.

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March 30, 20161 found this helpful

One of the best things about these containers is how durable they are. I have many in use. I even store clothespins in one. The Maxwell House container had the best grip, but they changed the design. I haven't bought Maxwell House, since.

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April 6, 20163 found this helpful

We use one for snow-melt at the side door and one in my husband's car.

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April 27, 20161 found this helpful

I have some saved to paint them!

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July 8, 20162 found this helpful

I have a dehydrator that I use to dry the ends of bread loaves. I store the dried bread ends in these plastic coffee cans until I get enough to "crumb" in my blender. Viola! Homemade bread crumbs!

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August 10, 20163 found this helpful

I like to use the coffee cans to put paint in when I'm painting up high. You can grasp the little handle on the side to hold on to easily.

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December 17, 20162 found this helpful

I use then to store rice,beans etc and I put used coffe r grounds @ rgg shells etc for compost you can put cement in them for posts

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August 17, 20160 found this helpful

these are all great ideas, but I have a bunch of small Maxwell house international coffee cans. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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April 26, 20200 found this helpful

Paint then with names like family members an make banks out of them, or anything at all that is decorated personalized for u or a child , anyone. U can paint them an use them in kitchen an paint them the design to match ur kitchen or w.e u would like. An put sugar, flour, etc.. u can use them for cold liquids also an keep them cold . D.i.y ur own cans an they can be used for so much. U can paint an make ash tray to put outside for cigarettes. Or anything at all.

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January 24, 20210 found this helpful

I use them to store electrical cords like extension or outdoor cords. I have quite a few and store them on top of my freezer and know where they are when I need one

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February 8, 20210 found this helpful

Remove both ends & discard them. Wash, then dry can(ms) well, and use them to bake brown bread, Irish soda bread, raisin bread, etc. Make sure you grease the inside of the can(s) WELL! Let bread cool in coffee can, then press firmly and steadily on one end of the bread to coax it out of the can It slices beautifully. It also makes a great little gift for giving, wrapped in parchment and tied with colored bakers twine or ribbon! Enjoy Jeanne

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January 23, 20174 found this helpful

Don't know if you will print this, but I use these containers as emergency pee cans on road trips and camping trips. A partial roll of tp fits inside.

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March 1, 20200 found this helpful

gr8 idea :-)

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March 7, 20210 found this helpful

I do the same in my boat

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March 20, 20181 found this helpful

We use them at events to put ticket stubs in until we draw them. Just put a slit in top to slide them in.

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July 24, 20191 found this helpful

also you can stack 8 maxwell house containers into the older squre milk crates great for plumbing fittings

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March 6, 20200 found this helpful

A durable and portable first aid kit for your car or wherever.

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April 26, 20200 found this helpful

They are very helpful. When u need to put things away an keep them safe. These work great. U can put them away in easy places also bc they r not big an square.

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February 19, 20210 found this helpful

The best use I have for mine (one large Yuban container) is for bird seed. :)

I have other small ones that I use for small "outdoor" types of things that I don't want to get wet.

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