Are you going through laundry soap too fast? Use this easy laundry tip to save you liquid laundry detergent and time.
I can’t guarantee that this will work with all front loading washing machines. You may have to adjust to a different container for different machines.
My front load washing machine has a drawer that pulls out that you can put detergent, bleach and softener into. At the back of each compartment, the walls slope inward. This is what you really need to pay attention too. You want to make sure that that your container isn’t so small that it will fall through those slopes.
A pill bottle is perfect because the container has a big edge for the cap, so it won’t go past those slopes.
The pill bottle is also small enough that the drawer will shut with it in there as well. So I when I do a load of laundry I just shut the drawer and leave it in there.
Measure out how much liquid detergent to use and pour it into the pill bottle, then draw a fill line with a permanent maker.
I actually use a little bit less liquid detergent than is recommended. My clothes always come out clean and smell good, but I get a couple more loads out of a bottle.
Poor into the detergent slot in the washing machine.
This has really come in handy for my kids as well. They do their own laundry, and it is easy for them to fill it to the line and leave in the drawer. Plus it doesn’t get all gunky, and slimy because the washing machine rinses it with every load.
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