Who wants to drag a bottle of laundry soap on a trip? Not me. So I thought, ok I will just put a little bit of soap into a container. Well, most all containers leak, in the end making more mess for ME to clean up. So that wont do. Ding! Use the baggies that I have already put into recycled circulation (yes I reuse baggies if they are clean) then prefill them with a cap full of laundry soap, bleed air from the bag, seal and put baggie into container. This will definitely reduce the risk of spill and your laundry soap is already premeasured. I also put a few dryer sheets into a baggie and placed on top of soap in container. We have about a six and a half hour drive up through the mountains, so I will update you guys and let you know how it worked out. What really makes this little idea even more terrific for me??? No clean up! Just rise your baggie while you are adding soap to machine...and viola your bag is clean! Let it dry and reuse it again....of course not for any edible items :)
These kind of clever ideas are what I live for! Best of all...it didn't cost a dime.
You could even try premeasuring laundry soap into baggies when you are trying to cut cost or control use at home. My teenager is brutal on laundry soap. Just remember try to use recycled bags whenever possible.