In lieu of investing in a second rain barrel and figuring out where to set it up and how to hook gutters to it, I’m storing water in milk jugs. Here’s my reasoning. If I can keep my rain barrel from being 100% full, then the next time it rains, it can fill up with that much more water instead of overflowing. So, if there’s ever a drought or things are looking a little rough, I know I have the most water I could possibly have and my garden will stay hydrated.
Plus, I’m reusing these milk jugs giving them a second life as a pretty good watering can.
Plus, if the apocalypse comes, I will not hesitate to boil this water for drinking and cooking.