No matter which brand of dishwashing liquid you buy, you know that more often than not when you squeeze the bottle a lot more of the soapy liquid comes out than you need. Well … you can save money by simply adding water to the container as you use it.
I know that doesn’t sound like major savings, but why waste your hard-earned money that way? You’re only making the manufacturer richer. And even if you tell yourself “I’ll be more careful next time,” it happens again. And again. Money down the drain — literally!
What I do instead
My solution (no pun intended) is not to work to remember, but to make it easy to forget. By watering the dishwashing liquid down a few times as you go along, you’ll see you can get more than enough soap with the same amount of liquid — and wind up saving some money at the same time. Lasts longer too.
I usually add at a little right away before using, just to top it off (you still need to leave enough room to be able to shake it). And then after I use up about an inch, I add some more water and shake again.
Close cap tightly, and shake bottle well to get liquid evenly distributed.
You can probably do this a couple of times more as time goes on – up to 1/4 or even a 1/3 of the total. You’ll get the hang of what works for you. But of course you don’t want it all to be water! 🙂
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