Old wooden barrel can be used as pet house to accommodate your dog or cat in garden. Barrel would nicely blend in the garden. However you need some support work for the barrel to stay where you put it and not to roll away
A lot of laundry rooms have a narrow wasted space either next to or between the washing machine and dryer. To take advantage of this space, build a simple plywood cart on fixed casters to hold detergents and other laundry supplies.