Don’t tell me what I can’t do.
Not sure how many of you are actually interested in this, but I’m going to post about it anyway because I think it’s totally awesome.
I posted once about how much I loved these new Lysol hands free, automatic, non refillable, hand soap dispensers. However, I don’t love how expensive the new soap refill bottles are after my boys wash their hands a gazillion times a day because they like the robotic feature.
I’m not complaining about their hand washing. Not. at. all.
The little soap bottle refills are not supposed to be refillable. It basically says that you might as well go buy a new bottle at the low low price of $4 a pop because you simply can’t refill them so don’t even try.
Don’t tell me what I can’t do!
(Name that TV show… Anybody?)
I have an awesome husband who wasn’t going to let a soap bottle beat him. So now I can buy the bigger $1 hand soap bottles from our discount grocer and refill these suckers myself.
So take that, Lysol!
By the way, if you’re reading this, Lysol, I heart your hands free soap dispensers.
I’ve made a nice picture tutorial so you can refill these non-refillable hand soap dispensers, too.
See how sweet I am?
You’ll need your automatic hand soap dispenser, a bottle of fresh hand soap, and a flat head screw driver or butter knife. Make sure to turn your dispenser off before removing the empty bottle. The bottle removes easily by pressing the release button on the back of the dispenser.
Step 1: Wedge the butter knife under one side of the lid. The lid is held on with two notch-like pieces. The goal is to simply wedge the knife up there and pop the lid off, holding the bottle so the lid points away from you. You might feel like it’s going to pop or break or something but we have 3 of these babies and none of them have broken so far. And if it does, at least you tried.
Step 2: Search for the lid. My lids usually go popping off and whizzing in all directions so I do this in a closed space like the bathroom. Congratulate yourself on your success.
Step 3: Fill your bottle up.
Step 4: Pop the lid back on with the heel of your hand.
Step 5: Place the freshly refilled bottle back into the dispenser. Turn it back on. Run your hand under it a few times to bring the soap out.
Go ahead and take a moment to marvel at the fact that you have successfully beaten the system. You’ve accomplished what they said you couldn’t do.
Don’t you just feel like a good person gone wild?
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