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Control Soap Dispensing Amount With a Rubber Band

Control the pumped amount of liquid soap or dish washing liquid, by tying a rubber band around the stem of the push down dispenser. Adjust it until you get the desired amount. It will help save soap.

Source: Saw it in a Japanese frugal living program.

By vgsm from BKK, Thailand

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June 2, 20090 found this helpful

What an easy & great savings tip. Thanks.

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June 2, 20090 found this helpful

I think the best part of this is, most folks will never notice the rubber bands. I've learned from experience, it takes very little soap to get your hands squeaky clean. Think I'll mention this to my church janitress, too, and volunteer some of my own rubber bands.

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May 21, 20100 found this helpful

I like this idea, have tried it and it really works, just enough to wash your hands. It's like having a measured amount each time.

Thank you for sharing this.

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May 21, 20100 found this helpful

My problem is getting the last 2 inches of soap out of the dispenser.

Anyone have a solution to that?

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February 22, 20110 found this helpful

What en excellent tip! I am forever trying to half pump & always get more than I need. Thanks so much for sharing this simple yet effective idea.

God's Blessings to you

Trish in CT

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