If you’re a bit of germaphobe like myself, “youre supposed to” purchase a lot of soap.
Although I have a predilection for liquid soap, I still keep a traditional bar on hand, just in case. But until recently, I had no idea just how versatile that bar of soap truly was( here’s a hint, it’s good for loadings more than just cleaning your hands ).
Prepare accordingly, because here are 21 astonishingly handy uses for that boring old bar.
1. Cover hardware, windowsills, etc ., with soap suds while painting to avoid possible paint splatter.
2. Scratch a wet bar of soap over an area with broken glass to assist collect small shards.
3. Make your own glitch repellant by pouring sudsy water into a spray bottle.
4. Scratching soap over a squeaky door hinge will help remove the nasty sound.
5. Scratch a generous quantity of dried soap onto the underside of your frying pan before placing it over a campfire to eradicate soot buildup.
6. When you run out of your favorite stain remover, try rubbing a wet bar of soap immediately on the stain.
7. Itching caused by bug bites can be soothed by scratching the area with a wet soap bar.
8. Pack a bar of soap in your luggage for a simple air freshener.
9. If you run out of clay, try using soap as a sculpting medium.
10. Scratching your nails with soap prior to gardening can stop clay from getting trapped underneath.
11. Create your own fruit and veggie washing by mixing a quarter cup of bar soap with two cups cold water and a tablespoon of vinegar.
12. Rub a fingernail with soap before hammering to avoid dividing the wood.
13. Grease up windows and drawers that are jammed with soap to induce them open and close with ease.
14. Cover your glass with soapy water and wipe clean to prevent them from clouding up.
15. Rub a bar of wet soap over your gas tubes as a quick route to check for a gas leak. If it bubbles anywhere, you’ve got a problem.
16. Soften up tough leather shoes by scratching the inside of the material with a softened bar of soap.
17. Soap up your rings that aren’t so easy to remove and operate your hands under water to set them free.
18. Operate a bar along zipper teeth to avoid a jam.
19. Bar soap can also serve as a pin cushion, while doubling as a needle lubricant.
20. Add snowflakes of soap to hot water and apply the mixture to wallpaper for easy removal.
21. Lather up your key to help loosen stiff locks.
( via Homesteading Survival)
I might need to start buying in bulk, because I see I’ll be going through a lot more hand soap.