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Stop the Drip of Laundry Detergent

Laundry detergent and fabric softener dispensers with lids attached.I store my large laundry detergent dispenser and my fabric softener dispenser in a cabinet over my washing machine. I slide the detergent container out of the cabinet and dispense the liquid by letting it drop into the washer by counting to 4. No matter how careful I am, the spout drips inside my cabinet and makes an awful mess. The blue fabric softener is even worse. It stains my white cabinet absolutely nothing will remove that blue stain!

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So the next best thing is to prevent the drip. No worries, there is a lid that fits both the detergent and the fabric softener spout. It is the Tabasco hot sauce lid. Save one for each spout.
You will need 2 rubber bands to secures each lid. Follow the photos for instruction but basically you wrap one rubber band around the Tabasco lid. Then you fish the second rubber band under the first and slip knot it. Then you slide the loose rubber band over the spout. It will hang nicely to the side to allow you to dispense the liquid. When done, cap the spigot and slide the container back into the cabinet. No more drip. Remember save your lids there can be used for so many things !

A tabasco lid attached to a rubber band.
 
A tabasco lid attached to a rubber band.
 
A tabasco lid attached to a rubber band.
 
Laundry detergent dispenser with the lid hanging from a rubber band.
 
Laundry detergent dispenser with the lid hanging from a rubber band.
 
Laundry detergent and fabric softener dispensers with lids attached.
 

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March 13, 20180 found this helpful

I love finding uses for lids ! I save mine grouped by size to make it easier but

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March 14, 20180 found this helpful

I just fill smaller deturgent bottles and pour directly into the machine dispensers. No drip. Same with softener.

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March 27, 20181 found this helpful

I Fill water bottles with laundry detergent and softener if Im going on a trip but at home I find that to be an extra step

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March 12, 20190 found this helpful

Deborah S.,

I sure can relate to the blue drip of the detergent in the cabinet above the washer.

I really like your "fix" for this. Thank you!

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March 12, 20190 found this helpful

Wouldnt covering that shelf with contact paper make the spills easy to wipe up, and prevent further staining of the wood? No Tabasco sauce lids and rubber bands necessary!

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March 12, 20190 found this helpful

Alicia,

I sure know what you mean, as I'd done that years ago, I'd put contact paper in the cabinets above the washer and dryer, but even wiping the laundry detergent off when it made a mess (because the bottles drip) that eventually removes some of the paint after awhile, and I wasn't that careful wiping it off.

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I think that's why I really appreciated this suggestion with the bottle caps, because now I need to do a touch up on the paint in cabinet again from all the wiping off of the soap. I guess I should of run the contact paper out more to the edges, but I thought it would curl up on the ends in time.

I think because I can relate to this and the problem it causes, I love the idea of the caps. :)

 
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March 12, 20190 found this helpful

Forgot to say, I just went into the laundry room and took a picture *in previous post* of how the paint eventually gets rubbed off the cabinets from wiping off that liquid soap that drips all the time.

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Sometimes, depending on the bottle, there has been literally a small pool of soap sitting there. I wish the "caps" could screw on, haha then it would never drip :)

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November 9, 20200 found this helpful

I thought I was the only one that doesnt put the cover back. I love this idea because I get lazy and just take the whole jar and pour into the washers dispenser

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February 28, 20210 found this helpful

The original cap also catches drips.

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November 30, 20210 found this helpful

A great idea, when you need laundry detergent like that you will make great use of the space and this is neat.

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