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    Question Storing your liquid homemade detergent?

    If you don't already have an empty detergent bottle?

    I normally use powder detergent but have made my first batch of the liquid and am wondering what would be a good option for storing it in the laundry room?
    I thought about an empty ice cream bucket but I don't like the idea of having to deal with prying the lid off everytime that I need to use it...

    It's currently 'curing' in my 5 gallon bucket for 24 hrs. but am curious if anyone has a good container solution?
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    an old milk jug? Maybe a beverage pitcher?

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    I just kept mine in one of those big plastic containers that cat litter comes in and just covered it with the lid.

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    cat litter bucket here. And yes I pry the lid off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotprincesscm View Post
    an old milk jug? Maybe a beverage pitcher?
    DUH! Why didn't I think of that??? LOL...seriously! I do have an extra one although I don't think it will hold it all but I could very easily just keep the rest in my 5 gallon bucket and then refill it until I get another empty one!
    Thank-you so much for your reply!

    Quote Originally Posted by Palooka View Post
    I just kept mine in one of those big plastic containers that cat litter comes in and just covered it with the lid.
    I have so many of these, I honestly didn't even think about it, I could of used one to of mixed it up in...thank-you so much for taking the time to reply!

    Quote Originally Posted by kita View Post
    cat litter bucket here. And yes I pry the lid off.
    Hahahaha...great minds & all that kita...ty for your suggestion as well! So what I think I'll do is next time, if I like the way it works, mix it into a kitty litter container and just refill my milk jug from this!

    Thank-you ladies so much for your suggestions, I appreciate you taking the time to reply!!
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    I also keep mine in a covered cat litter bucket. I keep a plastic measuring cup on top of the lid. Cheap & convenient!

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    I just wanted to come back and leave a review of the liquid detergent.
    I'm really happy with it, if I can just get pass the squishy jell-o type consistency of it...lol.
    I'm curious if anyone knows why it does this?

    I'm thinking it has to do with either the washing soda or borax that is added...

    Anywho...I've been really pleased with it so far, I have no complaints.

    Right now I currently have 2 cleaned out milk jugs that I'm storing it in. One batch makes two full jugs, so after I get two more of them, I will just make a double batch.
    It took just about 10 mins. of hands on time, but you have to remember this was my first time making the liquid, I figure once I've made it several times I'll have all the measurements memorized and it shouldn't take that long.

    Thank-you again for the container suggestions, I really appreciated your input!
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