Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Repurposing an Unusable Sample

I love to try new things, especially if they're free, so I always sign up for samples.  Usually they are wonderful & a great supplement to our household supplies, but occasionally I get one that I just cannot use.  

Enter Downy UnStopables, something that I assumed was a fabric softener.  In actuality they're little pellets you add to your wash that are meant to make your laundry smell flowery (chemically) until you wash it again.  The problem is that it smelled so strong inside the packaging that it literally made my lungs hurt. 

Then I had a thought, use this putrid smelling chemical concoction to cover a more putrid smell--diapers.  Our diaper pail has a built in little tray at the top for a refresher.  I simply poured the little pellets in & reattached the tray.  

They're working beautifully & I'm happy that my sample didn't go to waste.  If only everything in life had such a simple solution.  

1 comment:

  1. I hate it when that happens, unless it's free ;)
    But so glad you found a good use for it!
    I'm ALL about using what you have ;)