A pill bottle may seem like an unlikely place to store a variety of everyday items, but it is actually quite practical. See how these round little bottles can pack a lot in!
Hide a key
A pill bottle is the perfect shape and size for hiding a spare key. To help it blend a little more, glue a rock on top of the bottle. Bury the bottle in a hidden spot with the rock showing to help you find the bottle when you need to retrieve it.
Waterproof money holder
This is a great idea for keeping small items dry. Add nylon cord to the top of the lid by drilling a small hole, then insert the nylon cord, tie a knot and add some E-6000 glue to seal the top and hold the cord in place.
Store Q-tips and cotton balls
Store small bathroom items, such as Q-tips and cotton balls. You can add decorative paper or washi tape around the bottle to blend in more with your bathroom decor.
Keep it fresh with your favorite perfume
To avoid traveling with a large container of perfume, add a small amount to a cotton ball or cotton swab and place in a pill bottle. The cotton balls should stay moist all day. Just swipe a little on your skin for a midday freshen up!
Portable sewing kit
A simple way to keep sewing supplies together is by packing a pill bottle. These can be great gifts for friends.
Stack of quarters
Keep a stack of coins in a pill bottle to be used when you need to quickly find coins for parking meters or tolls.
For travel-sized lotion, shampoo, conditioner, or soap, add them to a pill bottle.
Hair ties and bobby pins!
It’s a great place to store hair ties, clips, and bobby pins that can so easily get scattered.
A place for matches
Not only can you store matches, but you can easily light them too. Add the strike board found on the side of a box of matches to the side of a pill bottle and you have an easy way to light the matches.
You can use pill bottles to store seeds for your garden. This example uses a variety of sizes and types of pill bottles.
Store earbuds without getting frazzled
Keep your earbuds from getting frayed and minimize tangles by storing them in this little compartment.
From straight pins to staples and paper clips, pill bottles are a great way to store small office supplies. You can also cover the sides of the bottles with decorative paper to look less like an eyesore in your office.
Store your favorite spices!
If you buy spices in bulk, instead of storing them in plastic bags, use old pill bottles.
Instead of lugging around a collection of vitamin bottles, travel lightly by putting a small amount in pill bottles. This look is bedazzled!
Stow away gifts!
You can decorate old pill bottles to be small packages for the perfect gift.
Makeup brushes fit perfectly!
Use a pill box as a small holder to keep your makeup brushes together.
It’s definitely time to turn more old pill bottles into a variety of storage kits!