Friday, January 7, 2011
Deb's Daily Dollar Idea: Save the Soap
1. To make bar soap last a lot longer, open the packaging when you get home and let the bars "dry" out and harden before using. A month or two should do - especially if you live in the WEST where we have dry mountain air to do the drying. Ever notice how a bar of soap that falls in the bath water just melts away? A soft bar of soap won't last long. A rock hard bar of soap will last a long time - yet get you just as clean.
2. Don't throw away soap bar slivers. Collect them, along with those little bars you collect from motel visits, and put them all through your grinder - like your food processor. Add a little water until softened and form into "new" soap bars the size of soap bars. Forget them for a while and you have new, hard bars. It is amazing how fast those slivers and bars add up. Another plus side is a fun activity to do with your kids or grandkids. You can use cookie cutters to form the soap into fun shapes.