{Declutter} Shower, create your own shampoo pump dispenser

Decluttering the shower

What do you keep in your shower?  Do you have way too many product bottles?  Do you really use them all?  Today I would like to you to take a look inside your shower, throw away or put into the cupboard what you haven’t used for 2 weeks or more.  If you rarely use it, store it under the bathroom sink to keep your shower clutter free, you will find it easier to clean. 

Handy Shelf

I found this wonderful corner shelf at Big W recently, it suctions onto the wall.  Perfect, as I can keep the shampoo and conditioner off the floor to prevent mould forming.  It’s also at a height easily accessible for the kids. 

Less shampoo and conditioner waste

Do you find the kids squeeze too much shampoo from the bottle, therefore wasting most of it?  Create your own little pump dispensers.  1-2 pumps is all they will need.

What you will need:

    • 2 x liquid soap dispensers
    • Shampoo and conditioner
    • Vinyl craft letters (I used Making Memories glitter letters)
    • Product to remove sticker, either:
      • De-Solv-it (found at your local supermarket or hardware store)
      • Bosisto’s Eucalyptus oil
      • Baby or cooking oil
      • Nail polish


  1. Peel label from soap dispenser
  2. Saturate the sticky residue left from sticker using your preferred product, stand for at least 1 min.  Rub off with a cloth or paper towel.
  3. Decorate each dispenser differently so kids will know the difference between shampoo and conditioner.
  4. Fill dispensers each with shampoo and conditioner, using a funnel if needed.




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Sarah July 13, 2011 - 1:15 AM

Fantastic idea! I love that the bottles can also include names or brands if everyone uses different shampoos.

Deli Espino July 12, 2011 - 8:52 PM

Great idea! I am going to do it for the kiddos. Their bottles tend to fall over and end up spilling half the bottle out. :/ I love it!! Thank You so much 😀

Katrina July 19, 2011 - 10:05 AM

Anytime 🙂

Kirstylee July 12, 2011 - 10:25 PM

That is such a great idea!!!

Katrina July 19, 2011 - 10:05 AM

Helps on not wasting all the shampoo.

Pam July 12, 2011 - 10:35 PM

Great idea! I’m going to do that this weekend. I use WD40 to remove labels….only because hubby has a heap of it in the shed. Works well, bit smelly but does the job.

Katrina July 19, 2011 - 10:05 AM

That’ a good idea Pam!

Kristen July 12, 2011 - 10:45 PM

Awsome idea. Will definatley be doing that. The kids are forever wasting and dropping the bottles and smashing the lids.

Katrina July 19, 2011 - 10:06 AM

Hopefully this eliminates that problem

Brenda July 12, 2011 - 11:51 PM

My husband and I were just discussing this issue just this morning! I’m putting your suggestion straight into practice, thanks 😀

Katrina July 19, 2011 - 10:07 AM

Happy to help Brenda, please let me know if it works well for your family.

Kristen July 13, 2011 - 12:19 AM

Fantastic idea, we all use Moo Goo and I hate the idea of leaving $35 worth of products in the shower for the kids to use how they see fit so hairwashing is always done in our shower at the moment! Will definitely use this as they get older 🙂

Katrina July 19, 2011 - 10:08 AM

My girls just don’t know when to stop squirting, it helps to eliminate the waste. Moo Goo is great isn’t it!

Michelle July 13, 2011 - 10:30 AM

Excellent idea. I will definitely be setting this one up. I will get the kids to help, then they will love it even more.

Katrina July 19, 2011 - 10:13 AM

cute little project for them to create, good thinking

Jacqui (CRAP Mamma) July 13, 2011 - 1:33 AM

That’s a great idea, it’ll stop the littlest one playing with the lid of the baby shampoo bottle too lol!!

trooppetrie July 13, 2011 - 11:20 AM

I love this, i bought big shampoo bottles with pumps and it works the same way. i love this idea. I also got this styrofoam square that fits under the toilet paper so they cannot unroll the whole roll easily

Katrina July 19, 2011 - 10:14 AM

What is the styroofoam square, I am intruigued, would love to hear more.

mums the word July 13, 2011 - 8:20 PM

great idea and so pretty!!

Katrina July 19, 2011 - 10:17 AM

depending on what stickers you use easily adaptable for boys.

Michelle Ladkins July 22, 2011 - 10:27 AM

We don’t kepp anything in our shower at all. Everything you need for a shower is kept in the cupboard – you just grab it out before you jump in.

Sm Shep August 5, 2011 - 3:52 AM

A squirt of WD 40 will also help remove sticky labels (mostly the paper type). I used to work at a pawn brokers and that is the only thing we used to remove old price stickers and store labels. Actually spray it ON the label before removing, leave for a about 30 seconds and the label should peel off in one piece. Then you just wipe over with a bit of paper towel. Is still feels tacky, use an alco wipe.

Kerrie August 10, 2014 - 11:07 AM

Great idea! Too much is wasted in our house. Where can i find these bottles?

Amy-Jane Taylor August 12, 2011 - 3:54 PM

Will defiantly be doing this, this weekend!

Laney @ Crash Test Mummy August 20, 2011 - 6:05 AM

I like this idea. Different shampoos, soaps etc don’t always fit well into the caddy. At least this way you can find something that fits perfectly, buy your goop of choice in bulk and refill as needed. Brilliant!

Kelli Masilun September 10, 2011 - 1:45 AM

Loved this idea but I found that the pump bottles we repurposed didn’t hold up well over time. So, I went on a hunt for some refillable plastic bottles that were durable and functional. It wasn’t as easy as I thought it was going to be. Finally found these and have been thrilled with them. They hold an entire bottle of shampoo so I don’t have to refill nearly as often.


Lisa Wood September 26, 2011 - 10:06 PM

Our boys are not that keen on washing their hair, so we dont have to worry about waste. But we do have to think about the mold issue, and the bottle falling over as we drive! I really like your corner shelf from big W. Will have to look out for one of those 🙂
Also like the idea of making a pump dispenser

Di4mk63 February 16, 2012 - 6:23 PM

I have done this as well, because I buy shampoo and condition in bulk litre bottles when on special, they are too heavy to handle in the shower/bath!

shampoo dispensers July 3, 2012 - 7:51 PM

The idea works well! the dispenser would really free up the space no matter if your bathroom is small. you. All it need is to just fill the dispenser bottle and have it at an easy press. Importantly, you will be finding  your things without any hassles.  If your bathroom is still old, it is time to remove all those bottles and bowls that makes your bathroom messy. Once you install it, you would definitely feel like you should have done that earlier!

Renee Simpson April 11, 2014 - 3:20 PM

This is a great idea, just did this for my girls. No more waste.


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