Containers to store powdered laundry addiitves?

brutusesOctober 26, 2008

Can someone recommend a store where I can buy or more specifically a container that will hold powdered laundry additives like Oxi and Borax? The borax especially is messy because it comes in a box that doesn't close back neatly.

I'm looking for something with a top that snaps up easily. I have arthritis really bad in my fingers so I can't get a grip on large tops turn turn to open and close. Thanks for your help.

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Brutuses, I just went through this exact dilemma. I love, love Oxy Powder but at the wholesale clubs it comes in a large box that is very messy and cumbersome to use. I scearched the internet and found the perfect solution for me at Tupperware of all places. Look up the Access Mates Large container, it's $31.50. A bit pricey but worth my sanity. I can refill the Access Mates with a big, new box of Oxy Powder when I still have a 2-3 inches left in the Access Mates. The Oxy Powder scoop fits in/out of the little flip up top perfectly and you take off the whole lid only when you want to refill. The flip top seals very well and is easy to open and close. Hope this helps.

    Bookmark   October 26, 2008 at 1:58PM
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Melissa Houser

I just read this post over on the Laundry Room forum. Maybe her idea will work for you?

Here is a link that might be useful: Container Store Coffee Dispenser

    Bookmark   October 26, 2008 at 2:01PM
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Thanks so much, I'm going check those thngs our right now.

    Bookmark   October 26, 2008 at 2:33PM
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sanita, I really like the one touch canister. It looks like the opening is big enough to scoop out contents comfortably. I think I'll order one and give it a try.

Thanks again

    Bookmark   October 26, 2008 at 10:28PM
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Now I just wish that container had a handle!

Since we live in an apt. and have to carry our detergents, etc., over to the machine.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2008 at 12:54AM
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You're so right, a handle would make it perfect.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2008 at 12:58AM
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I have that coffee dispenser that lissa linked to. I use mine for coffee. I could see how it would work for oxyclean. Clever!

    Bookmark   October 27, 2008 at 9:31AM
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I know this is an old post, but I use an ice cream pail for the Borax. Nice handle, easy to open and seals quite tight. I have a small pail with a handle that was actually from cheese ball snacks and I use that for dishwasher detergent.

When I had to go to the laundry room in the apartment I hated grunting a big container of detergent so I'd transfer a portion to a smaller container. If it happened today, I'd see if 3 - 1# coffee cans would fit into an ice cream pail or use a square pail or something to carry it. One for each item. Could even put a few dryer sheets in there if you use them.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2009 at 4:27PM
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with some things you want to make sure that the container is airtight, so you don't get a lumpy solid mass of laundry additive. I think that the cannisters that seal with an airtight lid might work well if you want something attractive, even glass ones so you can see what is inside would be cool.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2009 at 7:29PM
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I've been using a glass 'penny candy' jar for years. It holds a gallon of powdered detergent, has a wide mouth so I can use the scoop and not pick up the jar. I have it on the bottom shelf of the cabinet over the washer. It is heavy but I don't lift it except to refill it once in a while. I leave the lid off and don't get lumps.

The link below is for a small one. Mine is gallon size. Hope this helps.

Here is a link that might be useful: Penny Candy Jar for detergent

    Bookmark   March 1, 2009 at 10:44AM
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