From Bleach Bottle to Soil Scoop

Isn’t it great when you discover a new way to get something for free? Here’s a way to transform a half-gallon bleach bottle into a handy all purpose scoop.

Next time you empty a bleach bottle don’t toss it in the trash. Rinse the bottle out thoroughly and remove any label. Screw the cap back on and secure with glue or duct tape. Place the bottle on its side with the handle uppermost. With a sturdy utility knife, cut off the bottom of the bottle by making an oval cut with one end of the oval about 2-3 inches from the handle and the other end of the oval near the bottom right of the bottle. It’s easier to do than to describe -trust me. The resulting scoop can be used with potting soil, granular fertilizer, kitty litter, pet food…the list goes on and on. Best of all, when the scoop breaks you can toss it with a clear conscience, knowing you’ve given it a second life.

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