Have a baby at home? If you do, you have lots of those diaper wipe containers. Despite not having a baby, I buy those wipes for my dogs, clean up after a workout and to clean up sticky messes on the go. This post is all about reusing, repurposing and recycling what you’ve already purchased and have on hand.
For this post, I wanted to have lots of matching containers. A dear friend mailed me some by Pampers. She had cleaned them out for me before they arrived. Here’s just SOME of the things you can organize with these awesome containers.
I have to say that this might be one of my favorite uses of a diaper wipe container. I filled it with plastic bags so they are easy to see, grab and use. I keep this in my utility closet and it’s a whole lot easier to store than a mess of plastic bags falling everywhere.
I covered the container is contact paper from Chic Shelf Paper….it’s the navy polka dot pattern. All you have to do to apply it is measure and cut, then peel off the backing and stick. It’s just like a grown up sticker! You could cover the top as well but I wanted to clearly show you the top and how it works as a dispenser.
I travel with my dogs all the time. We go hiking, on vacation and run errands together. I always need at least a little gear with me and these wipes containers are perfect to store it. If a leash gets muddy, I can toss it into the container without worry of getting it dirty. They can be emptied out and washed easily.
For my doggie kit I include a collapsable water bowl, toy, waste bags, leashes and some treats.
I covered the container in washi tape….I ran strips along the side, then the front and back. You can’t really see the seams and it covers the wipes branding, making it just a little cuter. I’m decorating a container for each doggie I have differently so I can quickly identify them without having to open them.
Never have to worry about markers, crayons or other art supplies making a mess again. Put them in a wipes container and if something leaks, toss it and start again. These are also easy for little hands to open and close. They are also easy to stack on a shelf when they are not in use.
Instead of keeping snacks at the bottom of your purse, keep them in a wipes container. This prevents them from getting crushed and ensures you’ll always have a little supply on hand. Keep one in the car for on the go snacking. These are also great for a day at the beach, camping or sports events.
Just like the markers, stamps are a great thing to keep in a container that’s easily washable. If a stamp isn’t completely free of ink, don’t worry about tossing it in. Ink pads that come open won’t be a problem either. Easy to clean plastic is the best container.
Next time you’re ready to drop one into the recycling bin, think about what you could use it for first!