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The Many Uses for 5-Gallon Buckets

You can often procure free frosting buckets from your local grocery store’s bakery department and use them for a wide variety of things.

| August/September 2014

My husband and I have found 5-gallon buckets to be indispensable on our 4-acre homestead. We use these buckets for hauling compost, water and freshly harvested produce. We are conscientious of our water usage, so we position buckets under the eaves of our home to catch rainwater.

To avoid purchasing all of our 5-gallon buckets, we head to the bakery department of our local supermarket. We have found that they’re more than willing to give away their used frosting buckets.

Sarah Langlois
Schuylerville, New York

hughlened
7/21/2017 6:34:18 PM

With lids small or large, I use them for. Food grade so make great dried food storage, nipple waters for chickens and other foul, no waste feeders for the same birds. Hughlene, Claremore,Oklahoma


jvaessen
7/21/2017 4:01:02 PM

Not much info on the many uses for 5 gallon buckets.


havertydale
7/21/2017 9:12:53 AM

Be cautious about overfilling when picking tomatoes or other fragile vegs or fruit. You can smash the bottom items and have paste. Google bucket vermiculture for another great use. My favorite use is that when I can't take another step, I turn an empty bucket upside down and sit on it for a well deserved break. Dale Nebraska City







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