Wednesday

How to Stop Refilling the Soap Dispenser


Hey there!

Don't you hate the moment... After pushing and pushing that soap dispenser trying to get the lasts bits of soap out of it, you realized no matter what, you just need to go and REFILL it?!

Well, like you and me, there are tons of people who hate that task. And perhaps, this post might encourage you to do it sooner rather than later. ;)

I saw this
idea like six months ago on a Facebook post. I didn't follow the link (bad I know!). I took a mental snapshot and saved the picture in my mind. When the soap dispenser got empty this time, I once again, went online to try and find the source of my inspiration. Well, I really didn't remember who it was, but these posts HERE and HERE made almost the exact same thing.


Anyways, as much as I hate the task of refilling the small container every month, that wasn't the main reason why I wanted to get rid of that pesky soap dispenser.

Nope.

That disgusting picture was my main problem: The soap kept on leaking...


And LEAKING!  >:(

So, my plan was to buy a plastic tube, bring it from the big container all the way up to the pump and... Problem solved. :)

Buuuut, Mr. RLC didn't approve of that plan because First, the soap could dry out, and Second, the kids could have knocked over the bottle.

He went ahead and retrofitted the container's cap for the plastic tubing to fit nicely through it.


He used needle nose pliers to twist and remove the little tip from the middle.


And, using a ¼" drill bit, the hole in the green cap was enlarged.


The plastic tubing was cut to size and connected to the pump. It had a snug fit, we didn't use tape to hold it in place.  The other end, the one going to the soap container, got a slanted cut.

-Before buying the plastic tubing, make sure you know the size you need, better yet, bring the pump with you to the store.


The first time you try to get the soap from the pump takes a little while, but after that is just normal.


The mister did a spectacular job fitting the tubing through the cap!


And hey, I'm now feeling like I have an endless supply of soap... And no leaking!! :D

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21 comments :

  1. Cristina, this is brilliant! Thank you for the details! ~ Christina in FL

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  2. Fabulous, its my next kitchen task for sure!

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  3. Awesome! I hate the contortions it takes to refill that tiny reservoir. Great fix. Bulk size pricing too!

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  4. I did this for my son's bathroom soap dispenser too! Works like a charm!

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  5. This is a fabulous hack, definitely going to get my husband to help me with it soon!

    xoox, SS

    The Southern Stylista

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  6. How smart!! I have to tell you, at our last house I ran out of soap and mindlessly refilled. Then it didn't seem like there was soap so I did it again..two or three times. Finally I realized the soap bottle had disconnected underneath and there was Dawn everywhere under the cabinet!! Ugh.

    Thank you for sharing this fabulous idea at Thoughts of Home. I love smart ideas. :)

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  7. Such a savvy idea! It is a perfect solution:)
    Great to have you with us at TOHOT!

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  8. This is awesome! Great idea and so much easier!

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  9. Oh this is such a clever solution! Thank you so very much for joining us at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

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  10. This a great guide, thank you! But I should ask my bf to do it, I'm not the handy one ;)
    Hackney

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  11. Que genia eres amiga ,, que buena idea de colocar ese dispensador de jabón debajo en las calerias

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  12. We did this when we first had our kitchen redone! I bought a kit from ebay for about $15.00, it came with different size caps in case you want to change to a different scent. My bottles usually last for over 6 months and I get tired of the same scent after a while. I can't imagine having to fill the small bottles.

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  13. Does anyone have problem with the soap draining back into the bottle? Mine does then I have to pump and pump for a while to get it to restart. Any solutions this problem?

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    1. This is with using the tubing-forgot to mention that!

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