Sunday, August 22, 2010

Cheap soap

I bet that I'm not the only one who does this with the soap but I'm posting it anyway cuz it is easy peezie to do and saves on the moo-lah.

With nine kiddos one would think that we go through a lot of soap.

Actually not so.

And not because they don't ever wash their hands either.

My anal personality demands that they wash...frequently.

I just love the foaming soap stuff.

We used to use the regular stuff but the little ones would actually fill up their little hand with liquid soap, most of which would just fall off and go down the drain.

Enter in the picture foaming soap dispensers.

I get mine at Walmart and keep one in each one of the bathrooms plus one in the kitchen and one for the garage sink.

I also have 5-6 extras that I keep filled up, under the kitchen sink.

When one gets empty, we simply grab another one and stick the empty under the sink.

When they all get empty, I pull them out and refill them.

Piece of evidence #1:

Foaming soap bottle
Do you know that the store actually sells the "refill" for these bottles?

All it is is watered down soap.

Here is "bottle row", all the inmates bottles waiting for a refill.
Sometimes the bottles end up looking a bit grungy.

I just take them apart and, using a sponge, give them a good cleanin'.
Here is my bottle of Dial.

I bought it at Costco and it is a biggie.

We have had it for years.

Seriously.

It's starting to get down to the bottom so at some point in the not so distant future, I'll have to fork over the bucks for another one.
You only need about one finger's width worth of soap.

Use any more and you will clog the pump on the soap dispensers.
There is a little refill line already marked on the back of the dispensers.

Fill with water up to the line but do it slowly so bubbles don't form.

Cuz that just makes it messy.
Shake up the dispensers after you put the pump thingie back on.

Don't shake it before.

That's like saying "put the lid on the blender before you turn it on."

Believe it or not we have to say stuff like that around here.

Anywhoo,

That's all there is to it.

Happy washing!

4 comments:

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

I do the same thing, and I'm a household of ONE! :)
I use hot water, then pour the soap on top. (I've done it so long, I know how much to use) :)
I think the hot water helps make the soap mix well with the water.
I did NOT know there is a fill line! Need to get my glasses on for that one!
thanks for sharing!
gail

Green Willow Pond said...

Thanks for the tip. I have a couple of those foam bottles I haven't used yet because I was using up my stash of "sale" bottles of regular soap.
This will definitely save some bucks!

Carrie said...

I've been doing this for a while too. I got a refill with a really nice scent and it has lasted and lasted.

Deanna said...

I have also used shampoo or bath soap samples to refill with, too.