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{Repurposing} Baby Wipes Containers

December 29, 2011

Written by Contributing Writer, Sarah Farthing

My boys have been out of diapers for quite some time but I still find it handy to keep baby wipes at our house and we seem to go through them regularly, whether we’re using them for cleaning sticky hands, wiping up glitter or handling paint drips. I try to always buy wipe refills in bags but somehow we still amass our fair share of empty rectangular containers. I mostly use ours for storing markers, crayons and other art supplies.

A few more creative ideas to consider the next time you pull out the last wipe:

1) Plastic bag storage (from a simple heart for home)

2) Lego Storage

3) Emergency Sewing Kit

4) Organizing gravy and sauce packets in the pantry.

5) First Aid Kit

6) Yarn or Twine Dispenser

7) Workshop towel or rag storage

8) Brick mold for making snow forts!

9) Barbie accessories or Polly Pockets

10) Baby grooming supplies- clippers, combs, nail brush, etc… (from The Well-Rounded Home)


If you don’t have an immediate use for the containers, or time to deal with them, you can store them with the lids flipped open and stack inside each other to save space!

I think my favorite new use might be #8!

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  1. Julie R.

      on December 30, 2011 8:36 am

    My boy is 11 and we still have a couple of these kicking around the house. At the moment ours are used as little army guy storage container and as a money bank dedicated to charity causes.


  2. RLR

      on December 31, 2011 12:43 pm

    Love the idea of using it as a twine or plastic bag dispenser! We don’t regularly use wipes anymore, except when we go camping. I think I just might have to pick up a box of wipes next time, rather than one of the plastic-bag-type packs. The boxes are SO much cuter than when my kiddos were babies! The money bank idea is great, too – thanks Julie R.!


  3. Whitney

      on February 26, 2012 12:26 pm

    So smart!


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