Uses for Baby Wipes Tubs


I have been researching for a while things to do with all of those wipes tubs I have been collecting since my baby was born months ago. Here are a few ideas I came across:

  • Around the house: I use them to hold plastic grocery bags, dryer sheets, trial size items. they make a good piggy bank for the kids turn it into craft and have them paint and redecorate the tub.
  • Around the kitchen: instant oatmeal packets, hot cocoa envelopes, recipe cards
  • Around the home office: Use them to keep photos, scrapbooking or other craft supplies. They are great for holding and dispensing yarn. Can also hold crayons, markers and other school supplies.
  • In the car: use them to hols a first-aid kit and keep in the car. They are also great for holding and dispensing tissue paper, no more crushed boxes in the car. Create a travel box with small toys to keep children busy while in the car.
  • Around the workshop: use it to holds small tools, also rags, screws.
  • Other: have a pet? great for holding pet food while traveling

Do you have anymore ideas you would like to share? Leave me a comment.

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  • Kathie

    LOVE it! Thanks for sharing. I can use some of these tips!

  • Laur @ A Day Spent

    Great ideas! My little guy is only 2.5 months and I try to buy mostly the refill packs, but I know I’ve thrown a tub or two away so far.

    I have an extra one now that I’m definitely going to use for the plastic bags in the kitchen — they are overflowing!

  • looney

    They used to make tubs that were shaped like blocks, with two round raised parts on the top–think like a giant lego. You could then keep them and stack them and let your kid use them for big blocks–I don’t know why they don’t make them anymore…

  • kim

    I know that a lot of schools around here use them for crayons, scissors and art supplies, you could ask your local school if they need some. I put my boys ages 7 and 6 magnetics and legos in and then on the closet shelf so we can keep them away from my 2 yr old daughter

  • April

    I love these for plastic bags. I use them to scoop cat litter into and beforehand, the cats would scatter my stash of bags everywhere.

    My youngest has a couple she likes to play with(20 months) she uses them to put stuff in(blocks, toys, etc) They easiy keep her entertained.

    They are also good for GI Joes and Polly Pockets.

  • Anonymous

    we use them in the kitchen to keep washclothes for easy clean up after meals.

    also- I collect box tops for education – this is a great corral for them.

  • Anonymous

    I use the tubs to hold plastic grocery bags. I have them in every bathroom for quick disposal of poopy diapers- in the car for junk or to grab when I run into a store. I love these tubs!

  • MJ

    We use cloth diapers and wipes, so I don’t have many of these. I so WISH I had a stack like in your photo! DS is having a pirate party for his 4th birthday and those would be perfect treasure chests! So don’t forget the creative uses (or just to store craft supplies!).

  • Marcy

    I store little canisters of play doh in my extra wipes containers.

  • I’m the Mom

    I use mine to store my daughter’s hair clips and also I have one for a coupon file.
    I like the yarn idea and am planning on trying it out!!
    Thanks for the ideas.

  • I’m the Mom

    I use mine to store my daughter’s hair clips and also I have one for a coupon file.
    I like the yarn idea and am planning on trying it out!!
    Thanks for the ideas.

  • I’m the Mom

    I use mine to store my daughter’s hair clips and also I have one for a coupon file.
    I like the yarn idea and am planning on trying it out!!
    Thanks for the ideas.

  • Mercedes

    Here are more ideas I got from a reader via email:
    Uses for diaper wipe boxes – great to hold toy pieces for older children (like parts of a lego project, card game, dice, etc) Use to hold game cartridges for kids (DS, SP, etc.). Organize your craft items. Glue sticks, beads, jewelry making tools. Hold pencils, pens, markers, colored pencils, small stapler, pencil sharpener – think portable homework helper. Pack with snacks to road trips. Makes the snacks smash proof and should hold snack and juice box. Prescription bottle organizer – put all your prescriptions in one container for each member of the family – best if you also use different colored boxes for each member of the family.

  • YummyBoyMummy

    I store my receipts in there. I also keep one for q’s that I want to trade or put on trains.

  • Melissa

    I use my extra ones to mail things. I sell things on ebay often, and these boxes are great for shipping small items! I got the idea from someone who sold me something on ebay and shipped it to me in a wipe box!