Asked on May 17, 2017

I need a jar with a spigot to dispense liquid laundry detergent

by CJ
I want a jar with a spigot to use a liquid laundry detergent dispenser- Please advise, if you have found a great detergent dispenser. I bought a beverage dispenser at Walmart but the liquid runs very slow and drips after I shut it off. Even water ran out slow when I rinsed it before filling with detergent. I'm very disappointed with my purchase. I have room for a jar up to 12 inches tall.
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  • Pennie Drosky Pennie Drosky on May 17, 2017

    How about an ice tea jar that has a spigot on it? Can be found at wMart

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    • Judy Armstrong Judy Armstrong on Nov 14, 2018

      I bought the same dispenser, it looks so cute, but works as you described ;( Must be a fix somewhere, right?

  • While I get the jars look "pretty" in laundry rooms, unless made for this purpose there will be problems. Why not save one of the plastic spigot ones that you buy at the store and when empty, paint or mod podge it to suit your laundry room theme? Or if you make your own detergent, get a family member or friend to save one of theirs for you. Just a thought.

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    • There is a fancy schmancy company based in NYC that I occasionally would purchase dryer balls from, I can't think of their name off the top of my head, but they do have excellent products, just a bit too much for my budget, anyway, they had some beautiful laundry soap dispeners but very expensive. Until they come down in price, taking a store bought one looks to be your best bet. I sometimes purchase Sun Free and Clear detergent (generally make my own as some of the pets have allergies, but I need a backup at least for my stuff sometimes), and it comes in a white container - might be something to consider as a base.

  • Deb Deb on May 17, 2017

    Bed Bath and Beyond have good liquid dispenser. The one you purchased and didn't seem to work, may still work (if you haven't thrown it out). Seal around the spigot area with a caulking you would use around your tub, bathroom sink, this usually repels liquids and may just be your answer.

    • CJ CJ on May 17, 2017

      Thank you Deb. I'll stop in there next time to see what B.B.&B has before I decide what to do. I won't throw this jar away, I could use it for vinager in my laundry room!

  • Bobbie Bobbie on May 17, 2017

    Buy the next bottle of detergent that has a spigot, then just keep refilling. You can upscale it by spray painting or using chalk paint.

  • Charla Charla on May 17, 2017

    I've thought of this also. What about buying concentrated detergent and diluting it with water? This would make it more fluid and easier to go through a spigot.

  • Gail Gail on May 17, 2017

    Good idea Bobby, that is what I do; however, it still drips.

  • CJ CJ on May 26, 2017

    Thank you, ladies, for all of your suggestions! Now I just need to decide which way I want to go with it.

  • Chas' Crazy Creations Chas' Crazy Creations on Jul 06, 2021

    I usually get mine from Amazon and look for the best rated one for a decent price

    • CJ CJ on Jul 06, 2021

      Thank you Chas, I actually gave up on the idea of having a cute jar on my laundry shelf! I'll check Amazon, don't know why I never thought of it. I found Tidy Cup on Amazon, on one of their ads and I like that it hangs from the spigot of my jug and catches the drips and I can keep the cup on the Tidy Cup shelf between wash loads.

      I love reading your posts and have used some of your ideas. My favorite is using a broom to clean the shower, it works great in the bathtub, too. Kneeling is very difficult and bending is a 'no-no' for me.

  • Megan Walling Megan Walling on Sep 04, 2021

    I am trying to do the same thing and have the same issue of it dispensing too slowly. Did you find anything that worked? I'd love to know! Thanks!

  • CJ CJ on Sep 06, 2021

    Hi Megan. No, I chose to not waste any more money on something that may not work. I just use the detergent jug on the shelf over the back of my machines. I use a "Tidy Cup" found on Amazon that fits over the detergent spigot to catch drips and hold the cup between was loads. It's not pretty but it's very functional. At this point in my life, functional is good enough! At least my laundry room is otherwise beautiful! Maybe I could drape a placemat over the jug that will go with my beach decor, or a towel.