Tuesday, January 25, 2011

spray bottles

My spray bottles arrived yesterday & frankly, I'm disapointed.

They aren't nearly as nice as I'd hoped, although I'm not sure what type of quaility I was really hoping for at $2 a pop.

They are far more vibrant in color than I'd expected. And they actually hold around 20 oz, not the 16 they are labeled at, which was a nice surprise.They leak a little and the bottles are very light weight plastic. I wrote a review on Amazon and hopefully it's helpful to someone else who is looking for bottles like I was.

Here's the thing: they are manageable. For now.

The ironic this is that now that I've started using them (the bathroom is a whole new kindof clean, but more on that in another post) I found these, also on Amazon:

They are more expensive at $10.79 for the set of 3, but they are aluminum (☺!) and listed as holding 20 oz, which I've learned with the not so great bottles is a perfect size!

If I have any commissions on my check this week from selling packages, I may have to splurge on them and say to hell* with the others!

*recycle or relegate to crafting

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

I'm goin' to wash that crap right outta my life

I decided upon the spray bottles from Amazon:

Despite the fact that they are only 16 oz, I decided that I really think they are the coolest bottles I've found at the right price. It's really hard to beat $1.99 a piece! I can hardly do that well for the ugly hardware store bottles! Also it's easy enough to half the recipes I've found if I need to, so I'm not worried.

Although I think I only really need 2, I ordered 3 & since the come "assorted" and they make the selection, I'm hoping I either get 3 the same color or 3 different colors, but I'm not holding my breath. I guess I'll just have to see when they arrive.

In the mean time, I'm collecting recipes and other supplies for my cleaning products. I picked up some more Dr Bonner's Almond soap (I ♥ how it smells & it's good for shaving my legs too!) and some clove essential oil. We already have some tea tree oil & a mostly full bottle of some really hideously cheap vodka someone left at our house after a party- it's not fit for consumption, so I'm using it. I'm going to pick up a big box of baking soda, a jug of white vinegar & some lemon juice.

I also scored a sample pack of Seventh Generation's laundry detergent today at Lakewinds, so I'm excited to try that out. It's kinda perfect timing, we're close to needing to purchase more detergent.

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

who knew?

Who knew it was going to be so hard to find cool-looking, inexpensive spray bottles, that are bigger than 12 oz for my green cleaning project?

I found so really cool ones, but the wholesale site has a huge shipping charge and an up-charge for orders under $50, so although I really like them, I'm hesitant.

I know don't want the standard hardware store spray bottles:

I almost picked some up at Joann yesterday, but the shape wasn't good for labeling and I really want to make labels that include measurements so I can mix up more without having to think too much.

These are from Amazon:

They're 16 oz, so at least they are bigger than a soda can, but they pick the color for you & I'm not too thrilled about that and the reviews are mixed as to the quality. The price is certainly better than the wholesale place.

I could just rinse and wash out my old chemical cleaner bottles, but I've found the spray tops are really hard to get off and if I do get them off it's because they are broken, which doesn't bode well, plus there's the whole how clean can I really get them issue.

What's a girl to do?

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