I prefer to buy the bucket of litter over the smaller jug and the giant bag. It’s a good balance point between carrying very little while wasting money and saving a buck but destroying my back. But, if I’m being honest, I just like the idea that I get a free bucket out of the deal. A bucket’s one of those things that is instantly recognized as useful.
Nobody has ever asked anyone, “Why do you own a bucket?”
That said, after so many years of cat ownership, I’ve come to realize that the used litter buckets aren’t so much useful items that I got essentially for free by being clever, and are more empty packaging that I can’t bring myself to throw away, even though I have a huge stack of them.
People never ask anyone why the own a bucket, but they often feel compelled to ask, “Why do you own twenty-three buckets?”