Using Decorative Containers for Everyday Stuff

When I was looking at Holly's Laundry Room renovation yesterday, I noticed that she put her laundry detergent in a large decorative jar. This is one of my favorite ways of taking an everyday item and making it more special.

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Myself, I put my dish soap in a glass jar by the kitchen sink. The blue liquid looks so much better in a glass bottle than in the plastic squeeze bottle emblazoned with the soap's brand name. Maxwell likes to use small squeezable bottles and water down the soap.

In addition to making an everyday item look more exciting than it is, this is a great way to reuse an attractive bottle or container that might have otherwise ended up in the garbage/recycing bin. For example, the bottle I filled with dish soap originally contained mojito mix. I love the shape of the bottle and using it for soap is a wonderful way of keeping it around a little longer.

This method of creative reuse also allows you to buy soap in bulk without having to lug out a giant jug of soap every time you need to wash dishes.

Images: Life in the Fun Lane, Jason Loper

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