Oh my, I LOVE these tubs. When I got the set I actually thought, hmmm what in the world am I going to use these for... Well I can honestly say that they have been so useful for everything in my garden. I use the largest one for making my potting soil, the smallest one for filling with the soil and putting on the bench for repotting plants. Each one serves a purpose. Won't let my husband have them, he thought the large one would be great for beer and ice for parties...nope, he can't use them. So now with these tubs and my soil knife I'm a 'happy gardener'. They are a great investment, light and easy to carry.