Saturday, March 2, 2013

Get the Scoop!

This post might seem silly to some but anything that helps make life more convenient, streamlines a process  and makes it more affordable is definitely a winner in my book!  And I also just love the creativity of folks on the net and how they share with others!
I recently purchased a large 25 pound bag of flour at quite a substantial savings for baking and keep it in my pantry.  Instead of lugging the entire container out every time and carrying it to the counter (heavy!)  I made a handy dandy scoop out of a recycled plastic gallon jug to scoop and take to my workspace.  (This one holds about 9 cups of liquid)
I can think of quite a few other places to use these~
In the sandbox for kids,  as a scoop for dog food, for scooping  sugar, for scooping flour, for scooping out salt to melt ice in the wintertime, bailing water (God forbid!)  and the list could go on...  (update
~  Lisa Lynn has mentioned in the comments that she could use this for chicken feed!)

Here's another scoop I found that is a different shape that holds less that would be suitable for other uses.  

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  1. I made a smaller scoop to dole out birdseed from large bags into the feeders.

  2. Great idea :) I could use them for chicken feed! Found you on A Favorite Thing and I would love to have you share this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop today!

  3. That's exactly what we do with ours - we use it to scoop out salt for our driveway and sidewalk in the winter! Recycling at its best.

    Thanks so much for joining in this week!


  4. That's a great idea and I never thought of using it as an actual scoop, lol!

    We used to hold them by the handles and use it to catch and throw rolled up socks to one another. Sometimes we'd use bean bags instead of socks. Great way to play catch and the kids thought it was fun! :)

    So what do you use for the optical brightners in your laundry detergent so that it doesn't get dingy? Do you use something like oxyclean?

    Also, I didn't know that you were a fellow ministry wife! How fun to have that in common.

    Finally, the "Making Your Home Sing Monday" linky party is live right now and ready for your link up! Thanks for participating! :)

  5. Oh I'm glad you decided to link this one up too because I just think it's so clever as well!

    Thank you for linking up to "Making Your Home Sing Monday" today!

  6. Love this idea!!! (i took off the word verification and got three spams right away :(...) so now i took it off again and am going to moderate the comments :) thanks for the tip! hugs, bugs

    p.s...can't wait to see how you use your flour...did you get it at sam's/costco or the grocery store?

  7. We use the milk jugs for scoops as well for a variety of things. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Thanks for sharing your talent on The Creative HomeAcre Hop!
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