Here's Why TikTok Wants You To Put A Cereal Dispenser In Your Laundry Room

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If you're into all the organization trends on TikTok, you know that decanting items for a more organized home is extremely popular. There are countless satisfying videos of homeowners pouring products from their original packaging into sleeker and much prettier containers. While this task can be completed in any area of the home, one of the most frequent places this is done is in the laundry room. You've probably seen liquid detergents poured into huge glass bottles, or dryer sheets placed in baskets or boxes. However, if you want to decant items like scent booster beads or stain remover powders, try using a cereal dispenser. 

A cereal dispenser could either be placed on a shelf or installed right onto the wall within easy reach from your washing machine. To use it, you'll simply pour the beads or powder into the containers from the top, replace the lid, hold a cup underneath, and dispense the amount of product you need. This will make your space look much more organized and aesthetically pleasing, and it could also make cleaning clothes easier and more enjoyable.

Choosing the right cereal dispenser

When shopping for cereal dispensers, there are plenty of options to choose from. The best choice for you will come down to what type of product you're going to put inside the container. If you're using it to hold scent boosters, any type will work, including those with a turning knob like the one @Cortney J. uses in her TikTok video, which could be purchased on Amazon. If you're using it to hold powder like a stain booster or laundry detergent, it's best to choose one that dispenses when you press a button at the back of the machine, as ones with knobs or levers may leak the fine powder.

Dispensers that are made out of clear glass or plastic are usually the best options, as you'll be able to see how much product is leftover. And adding labels will be extremely beneficial, so you always know what everything is. Also consider how many different products you need your dispenser to hold, as some come with three containers, while others come with only two or one. 

Things to consider about decanting

While some may find decanting pointless, it can have a number of benefits above just looking more aesthetically pleasing than the original packaging. For starters, large boxes or jars of product can be heavy, and having to take them down from a shelf may be difficult. If you decant your items into cereal dispensers, everything will be more easily accessible. As mentioned, because cereal containers are often made out of clear glass or plastic, it will be easy to see when you're running low and need to restock. Further, dispensing in this way may help you be more consistent with the amount of product you use, which could save you money.

Keep in mind that those with young, curious children should make sure these items are somewhere where they can't reach them. Additionally, liquids shouldn't be placed inside these containers, as too much will be dispensed and they could easily make a mess. Instead, you could put liquid products in glass jars with pumps, which you could buy on Amazon.