I decided last week that I don’t need to measure the laundry detergent into the cap. I’ve know what the right amount looks like sliding into the dispenser. I hate all the messy little dribbles down the side of the bottle–and the inevitable drips on the floor. I imagine the gooey detergent crust that rings the lid represents a fair amount of waste, if you multiply by all of us using the measuring cap.
So I quit. Now I just pour a quick dash of detergent into the dispenser. With a front-loading, high-efficiency washer, you don’t need much.
I can’t tell you how much joy it gives me to have a clean lid. I’m really excited to start a new, crust-free bottle.
Small things add up. Waste. Irritation. Joy.
I prefer to multiply joy.