When I was at the grocery store last week, I noticed the meat department was selling plastic buckets for turkey brining that looked like the ones sold at hardware stores. They were probably about five gallons in size and two feet tall. How in the world would you fit that in your refrigerator? Unless you're lucky enough to have a second refrigerator, the only way a bucket large enough to brine a turkey would fit in the fridge is if a lot of the shelves were removed. But, no refrigerator shelves on Thanksgiving? Not very practical!
Instead of squeezing a bucket into the fridge, try this trick: Brine your turkey in a refrigerator drawer.