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    Re: What to do with old bleach bottles

    I liked the scoop idea, however i am pretty sure I cant use 45 scoops in a lifetime.
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    Re: What to do with old bleach bottles

    For those who close each winter, fill the 1/2 full of water and use them to hold down the cover. We do this each year then recycle them in the spring.

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    I rinse them, fill 3/4 full of water and keep them in the chest freezer to make it run just a little less. With no kids remaining at home, it just isn't as full as it formerly was!
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    Re: What to do with old bleach bottles

    [QUO TE=sbn56;723397]I rinse them, fill 3/4 full of water and keep them in the chest freezer to make it run just a little less. With no kids remaining at home, it just isn't as full as it formerly was![/QUOTE]

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    Re: What to do with old bleach bottles

    Draining them thoroughly without rinsing, then filling with tap water and closing them up again is actually a great way to store an emergency supply of water in the basement. There's just enough chlorine in the jugs to keep the water sanitary for a long period stored in a cool location. That and when you have your next party, you can break one out and take bets on whether or not you can chug a bottle of "bleach." Just be sure to mark them conspicuously as water, unless it's the jug you're going to use for the bets!
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    What to do with old bleach bottles

    This sounds totally nuts but my dad used old plastic bottles with bottoms and tops cut off as planters in his garden. He would start his tomato and other veggie plants in them, then bury the whole thing in the garden soil. The big bottles, like bleach, were very good at protecting the roots of the plants from moles and other burrowing animals.

    Crazy, but it worked great.



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    Re: What to do with old bleach bottles

    Quote Originally Posted by Leebo View Post
    For those who close each winter, fill the 1/2 full of water and use them to hold down the cover. We do this each year then recycle them in the spring.
    I like that idea. I have a safety cover, but putting them around the edges may keep leaves and needles from blowing under the cover so much. Thanks.
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