Wednesday, April 6, 2011

spray bottles

Do any of you fellow frugalites use plastic spray bottles with a vinegar/water mixture?
 
I've been doing this for years, and every 6-9 months these bottles get sort of stuck and really difficult to squeeze the handle. I'm so irritated at having to buy new bottles so frequently, especially because the whole point of using vinegar/water is to save money, not keep buying plastic crap!
 
My routine is to put a mixture of roughly 50/50 or 60/40 vinegar/water into the bottle, spray my laundry or whatever needs spraying, and then transfer the mixture back into an old vinegar bottle. Then I rinse out the spray bottle and squeeze the handle a few times with regular water to "clear out" the nozzle area. That helps it last a little longer but it still happens.
 
Does this happen to anyone else? Any other tips or advice on this? I just had to go buy another bottle last night, and I've got two under the sink that are in perfect condition except it's so hard to squeeze the handle they're useless.
 
 
 
 

2 comments:

  1. I just started doing the vinegar/water mixture so I haven't experienced it yet myself, but I'd love to hear what other people do if it happens so I can be prepared.

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  2. Can you reuse the bottles but only buy new sprayers?

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