I've mentioned before that I'm a bit of a hoarder - not a messy hoarder with piles of newspapers stacked around the house, but one of those that keeps an empty spirits bottle because it looks nice, or a piece of ribbon from a nicely packaged pair of pyjamas because you never know when you might need a piece of ribbon that length/colour. So when my lovely friend Maude (her real name is Michelle, but I'll call her Maude to protect her identity) mentioned over drinks one night (rather a lot of drinks to be honest so I'm surprised I can remember the conversation at all) that she uses an empty vodka bottle as a soap dispenser, I stored that nugget of useful information ready for when it came in handy.
I remember her telling me that you need to look for the right kind of hand soap to go in the bottle - there's no point in having green or blue in a vodka bottle as that won't look right, and the bottle needs to have a screw cap and be the same size as the bottle of hand soap. With this in mind I scoured the hand soap aisle in Asda for a clear hand soap and came across one scented with bergamot and lime. The tube inside was a little too short for my vodka bottle which means I'll have to refill the bottle before it comes to an end, or I could switch the tube for a longer one, but the finished article looks great in the downstairs toilet, ready for guests to wonder why I have a bottle of vodka on the sink!