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Repurpose Empty Bleach Bottles As Dumbbells

Earlier this week we suggested you could save money with no-equipment exercises, but that’s not the only way to workout without burning a hole through your pocketbook. Common household items such as empty bleach bottles can also do the trick.

Photo by Guerilla Futures|Jason Tester.

Simply fill two empty bottles with sand and use them in lieu of real dumbbells. This is an old trick, and we’ll go out on a limb and say you could just as effectively use a detergent or other comparably-sized bottle. You could also use water instead of sand if you wanted, but the idea is useful if you don’t want to spend cash but do want to enjoy the benefits of a little at-home weight lifting.

On the other hand, if you’re looking for a more high-tech way to get or stay in shape, check out our best exercise tools.

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