File under: totally frustrating! It’s hard to keep your hand steady when refilling your liquid-soap dispenser—and even the slightest move can leave you with a stream of soap running down the outside of the bottle, forming a puddle on your countertop. The save: Place a chopstick in the empty bottle, then pour as usual. The chopstick will help direct the soap so it flows easily into the dispenser. No waste, no mess!