The ubiquitous milk jug: We toss it out without a thought. But did you know that the unassuming plastic container could have a whole new life ahead of it?
With a simple permanent marker, blade, and scissors, you can create five incredibly useful gardening tools.
Watch to learn how to save money or substitute a jug for your regular equipment in a pinch.
The clever hacker in this video starts by cutting off the handle to create a small hand trowel perfect for adding soil to a container. He then moves on to create a larger scoop, followed by a so-simple way to cover plants on chilly evenings.
Up next, he shows you two brilliant ways to water your plants sans-can. We'll be trying all of these in our gardens this weekend!
This article originally appeared on Better Homes and Gardens US.