Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Dishwashing Soap

One thing that all new Family & Consumer Science teachers learn within their first two cooking labs is that if you put a full bottle of dishwashing soap out in each of the kitchens, the kids go through it like no tomorrow. For a while I used the smaller bottles and just refilled them from a larger bottle – it got the job done, but the outer labels tended to get pretty gunky after a while. Then I found this fabulous idea from - use craft bottles! Definitely a “why didn’t I think of that???” kind of moment. Fill these up part way and they last for several labs, the squeeze tops prevent extra soap from running down the sides, and they are very easy to clean. Thank you Shelley!


  1. Thanks for the shout out! It's so true that they just can't control themselves when it comes to soap! :) The less they have the less they waste!

  2. I had teacher in my bldg donate empty hand soap (pump) bottles. They work great! Fill a little at a time!

    1. That "little at a time" bit is key - the more they have available, the more they waste! Ah kids, so predictable!