THE FIVE-GALLON BUCKET. It's certainly one of the most common and universal utility products on the planet. And, like most utilitarian products, the five-gallon bucket has been commoditized to the point that, no matter who makes it or where you get it, the bucket is virtually the same, other than maybe the color. It's inexpensive, poorly constructed and it comes with no expectation of performance. Yes, the five-gallon bucket is just one more disposable, feature-less product.
Yet, you'll find five-gallon buckets just about anywhere utility is needed. The five-gallon bucket is the catch-all container. For work and for play. And a prime candidate for reinvention.