|lotion bottle with pump used for dish soap|
DISHWASHER DETERGENT: I use several swing-latch bottles for powdered dishwasher detergent. Not only are they more attractive than commercial packaging, the long neck allows you to easily pour into the small dispenser and it is easy to see when you are running low.
|dishwasher detergent in swing-latch bottles|
MOUTHWASH: I saved a couple of tapered neck olive oil and balsamic vinegar bottles that we now use to store our mouthwash. We happen to use a mouthwash that came on the market not long ago that is lavender in color- very pretty to see when we open up our medicine cabinet and can even be left out on a vanity. I buy the large-sized mouthwash and just fill each person's individual bottle as needed.
|Our laundry room shelves: re-purposed olive oil bottles for liquid detergents, softeners -|
pharmacy bottles containing essential oil solutions for laundry and housecleaning
Tip: Buy the larger, more economical version of any product with a long shelf life: detergents, softeners, mouthwash, etc. Store these bulk items away and re-fill the bottles, canisters and jars throughout your home, as needed. This is quite a savings in the actual product cost, but also in time and energy spent in trips to the store;-not to mention, it cuts down on packaging waste!
MILK, JUICE, ETC: You can transfer milk and juices and the like to glass carafes or large bottles or jars you have saved. They are more attractive than cartons; keep everything nicely chilled and they can go right to the table that way.