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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Cleaning the Laundry Cup #TuesdayTips

Tuesday Tips!
Do you use liquid laundry soap? How about those clever containers that have a spout and cup?  It's what I use. I love the easy convenience of pressing a button to get the soap. I do not like how horribly messy and sticky the cup gets, and the waste of soap left in the cup.

A couple weeks ago my mother in law was visiting. I told her about my problem with the cup, and she said "Just toss it in the wash". Really? I had thought of this before, but I was sure it would melt the cup, or break it into tiny pieces. Plastic just does not go in the washing machine. Well, with everything, I took her advice under consideration, and tossed it into the wash.
It worked. The clothes get the extra soap from the cup, thereby not wasting it, and the cup gets clean.


  1. I had the same problem...and I thought the same thing. I guess I will have to try it. Thanks for the tip.

  2. Another idea is to rinse it out each time you use it by turning on the washing machine and using the water as it fills up. You get to use the extra soap then too. Then you can keep the cap on the detergent without making it all sticky. Then if the detergent leaks at all it leaks into the cap too.

  3. Krystal, another great tip! For top loading washers that is definitely doable, and something I used to do. Front loading washers however, don't have that option.


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