I read a post from Acanthus and Acorn, one of my favorite blogs, that inspired me. She is an interior decorator. The post was written about organizing and decorating the laundry room. I don't have a laundry room in this house. I have a laundry closet, but am always interested in a new way of organizing. The picture she posted of her laundry room showed her fabric softener stored in an oil bottle. I thought "what a neat idea!". I prefer liquid fabric softener to dryer sheets anyday, but hate the "gunk" that accumulates in your lid as your measure and pour out the correct amount for each load. By using an oil bottle, you can pour the fabric softener directly into your washing machine without any dribbles and spills and do away with measuring out of a lid at all.
I started thinking of other ways to use oil bottles. Of course, I use an oil bottle for my olive oil. Such a great way to add oil while you're cooking to the exact spot you want to add it. I thought of using oil bottles for mouthwash. The bottles that mouthwash are packaged in tend to leak and become quite sticky on your bathroom counter after a couple of uses. I keep an oil bottle with mouthwash in each bathroom with little glasses for each person to pour their mouthwash into. No more sticky bathroom counters.