The best things in life are free
This is so simple and easy. HUBBY and I got four new blueberry bushes for the garden. He made me a big scoop to move lots of planting mix quickly. It is so much kinder to shoulder and arm muscles than a shovel. Plus, the scoop is way easier to handle.
There are many types of plastic jugs you can use to make your upcycled scoop. Keep the lid if you can. The scoop makes an excellent funnel, too. All you need are a pair of scissors and a clean jug. We use vinegar to clean just about everything in the house now. HUBBY made this scoop from an empty gallon jug of white vinegar. Perfect! With the handle side up, cut a semi-circle arch just below the handle base. Then cut straight down toward the bottom of the jug. When you get near the bottom, curve it down a bit toward the lip. You'll want to leave a little bit of the bottom of the jug as a lip at the base of your scoop.
Simple, easy, and so handy
This gallon size jug was the right solution for my garden needs. Try a smaller jug to make a scoop for other things like legos, pet food, or cat litter. Like I always say, I want to hear from you. What kind of a scoop would you make? What kind of jug would you use for your scoop?
Gardening is good for the soul. Expect to see more gardening posts soon.