Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Works For Me Wednesday Backwards Edition: Baby Wipe Containers

It’s the backwards edition of Works for Me Wednesday. I’ve been waiting for the backwards edition. Here’s my dilemma that I need your help with…

I’ve been collecting my wipe containers. Everyone’s been telling me they will come in handy. Handy for who? I’ve used one out of the seven that I decided to keep. It has grocery bags in it since I can’t seem to keep those things under control. What can I do with the other seven (besides throw them away)?

Once you leave me a wipe container suggestion, head over to Rocks In My Dryer to find other’s that are looking for help.

13 comments:

ET @ Titus2:3-5 said...

I have no clue what those would come in handy for, besides wipes! LOL. I used to save mine, too. But now I have the one I'm using and one extra (in case the lid gets broken). I got nothin'. Sorry. :)

3kids2jobs1dog.com said...

I have three kids all a year apart and while I loved the thought of never buying another diaper... I actually miss wipes and more importantly the boxes. I am not sure if you have other kids (I will be reading more of your blog after posting this comment)but they are great for craft storage like crayons and markers. My kids and I also make alot of our own games and puzzles and kindergarten type matching games and these are great containers for the pieces. Not very creative I know, but it's an ide. Good luck!

Kim said...

Legos, puzzle pcs, dinky cars, hair baretts etc..., crayons, markers, sewing notions, marbles, treasure boxes for kids, car toy box, blocks, flash cards, ...

Don't throw them out just yet - once you do, you will come up with the perfect use for them.

Jeni said...

I've heard people say they also work pretty well as a temporary toy "jail" when toys haven't been picked up.

Your plastic bag idea is a good one - I'm going to use that! :-)

PastorMac's Ann said...

You can cover them with contact paper to make them look nicer. Then fill them with crayons or markers, other crafts supplies (scissors, glue, etc.) hair stuff, etc. Anything that will fit that you need organized. They stack pretty nicely too.

Christa said...

We use one for crayons and one for markers... oh, and one for Matchbox/Hot Wheel type cars.

Maybe try just buying the refills from now on. Looks like you have enough of the containers! :)

Phoebe said...

I just started making my own fabric softener, and I use an old wipe container to store it in.
We also use them for the plastic grocery bags like you said, cars/small toys to take in the vehicle with us, crayons and markers like others suggested.

Awesome Mom said...

My kids love to use them as a fun container to put their small toys in.

Mom2my9 said...

This is a great blog and thanks for visiting mine! If I were you, I would throw the darn things away. I'm trying to improve my life by decluttering and those just add to the "stuff" I don't need. Good luck!

Andrew & Audra said...

I had a girl cover one with cute brown toile fabric, add a ribbon on the top, and give it to me as a gift. It's my permanent wipes container now, and I love it!! So...cheap, cute baby gift idea?

mom_of2boys said...

Thanks for all the great suggestions. I think I'll be able to put some of them to use now. The others I might pass along to other moms in the neighborhood (or trash).

Leslie said...

If you have girls, you can use them for hair stuff. One for elastics, one for barrets. They are the perfect size and stack under the sink quite nicely! I also use one for mini spools of thread. I am not a big sew-er but I do keep a few standard colors of thread for things like sewing on loose buttons.

Dot said...

I have so many...and my "baby" is 13. LOL They last and last. Anyway, I use them for batteries, candles, first aid kit, drawer organizers (almost every kitchen drawer is full of them), craft supplies, small toys and games, toiletries, and if I'm not careful my 21 year old son will steal them from me for organizing his junk. I actually have boxes from when HE was a baby...so like I said, they last and last.