Bread Bin: Our family has been doing this for as long as I can remember; they are anti-storing-bread-in-the-microwave kind of folk.
Preserving: Big stock pots are great for boiling jars of jam, pickled veggies and the like.
Cat Food/Litter Storage: A more attractive option than the Rubbermaid alternative!
Garbage Can: Won’t absorb odors, good capacity, comes with a lid!
Planter Pot: Great for hiding the ugly plastic pots that Tropicals typically come in.
Impromptu Bucket: For soaking tired feet with Epsom salts, mopping the floor, whatever is typically on your bucket list.
(Image: MaryAnne Petrella)