Pumpin’ with rage

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February 24, 2010

3 thoughts on “Pumpin’ with rage

  1. I’m a pump pack fan b/c of its sheer convenience. With flip-tops or upside-down bottles, you have to actually pick up the bottle and fiddle with the lid to get anything out. With pumps, turn on the tap, one pump and presto – you’re halfway to clean hands. With regular soap bars, you get soap scum on the basin plus the water-softened soap underside which I hate.

    I have no problem refilling the pump bottles either – it’s very straightforward and not at all difficult. If you like the convenience but are bothered by the short straw, just buy a decent pump bottle at any homeware store where the straw goes all the way down to the bottom. It’s possible – I’m sure I’ve seen them around.

    To counter your pump-packaging rage, check out this clever packaging contraption (in-built instant ramen strainer): http://images.google.com.au/imgres?imgurl=http://images.pingmag.jp/images/title/thoughtful-design.jpg&imgrefurl=http://pingmag.jp/2008/09/25/thoughtful-design/&usg=__KmjonI0LQbJHPbOtHuwsr3UsyfU=&h=346&w=470&sz=185&hl=en&start=1&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=bjZ1y2V89UyKzM:&tbnh=95&tbnw=129&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dconvenient%2Bpackaging%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26sa%3DN%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26tbs%3Disch:1

  2. I love pump packs, but I prefer the foaming pump packs. They’re the ones where you pump once and foamy stuff comes out instead of the thick liquid inside. I bought a few foamy pumper hand washes from Aldi and they’re brilliant! And because they are very watery, you don’t get the sludgy stuff left at the bottom. To refill is simple. Buy a refill bottle of whatever you like, put in one teaspoon in the foamy pumper, fill the rest with water, give it a good shake and bingo! More foamy goodness that does the job with huge economical savings because one 750 ml refill will probably last you at least a year. I do that with shampoos and any other soapy, detergenty type item as well. So no more throwing away bottles with stuff left in the bottom. You could also cut the bottles open when they’re “finished” and scoop any leftovers into the foamy pumper too. I wish we had stores like they do overseas where you can buy stuff in bulk and bring your own containers. That would be amazing.

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