General uses for the ice cream bucket:
Big Tupperware container
Catcher for water when your roof springs a leak
Hand wash delicates bucket
Holding all the little kitchen things. Like one has all my popsicle forms, and another has all my bottle nipples and liners
Bucket for mixing concrete, thinset and grout in
Holding all the roofing nails when the box splits at the seams.
I think you get the idea; they are awfully handy and when I use them for something really gross (like mixing grout) I don't feel too bad about throwing it out instead of forcing myself to clean it.