Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Re-Purposing A Soap Pump

I have wanted to buy a cute soap bottle for the kitchen.  Something simple but pretty that I can store dish soap in on my kitchen counter.  We don’t have a dishwasher so I find that I constantly use the dish soap in the kitchen for quick clean-up.  That means the big, bulky soap bottle always finds its way onto my kitchen counter.  It’s kind of an eye sore!  

I have been looking for a bottle to put the soap in but just couldn’t bring myself to buy one.  Then I had an idea to re-purpose a pre-filled hand soap pump that I had purchased a few months back for the bathroom.  It was clear and much smaller than the bottle I was currently using.  Over the last week, I have been washing/soaking it to get out any remnants of the hand soap.  I had a few minutes today to finish cleaning it up – removing the old label – and fill it with dish soap.  I put the bulky container back under the sink and my new sleek container on the counter.  Much better!  It’s discrete, cleaner, and re-purposed!  I couldn’t be happier.

What have you re-purposed lately?  What do you do to quell the urge to buy something new that you don't necessarily need?  Please share! 


  1. Great idea. Isn't it wonderful how simple changes can make such a huge difference. When I get that urge to shop for a solution I can't really afford, my first intervention is to commit to just stay home. Great job on the blog and your efforts with your home. I love how you are keeping it real, and I look forward to being inspired.

  2. Thank you Beccy! My husband and I are trying to make an concentrated effort to reuse things we have at home rather than buy new. Not to say something new isn't nice. :) Thank you for reading and for the kind comments!


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