These really are good tips if you own your own home and have basic carpentry skills. Yeah, I’d put my detergent into a pretty container, and why not? I like having a home that is attractive. Not to mention- as I embark on making my own laundry detergent, I’m not shovelling it out of a bin; I’m putting it into a smaller container that fits in the laundry room. I’ve seen most of these on either the Better Homes and Gardens website, or on the This Old House website…both of which are great sources for us Do-It-Yourselfers.