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21 Unexpected( And Awesome) Uses For Boring Old Bar Soap

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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 ).

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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.

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2. Scratch a wet bar of soap over an area with broken glass to assist collect small shards.

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3. Make your own glitch repellant by pouring sudsy water into a spray bottle.

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4. Scratching soap over a squeaky door hinge will help remove the nasty sound.

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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.

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6. When you run out of your favorite stain remover, try rubbing a wet bar of soap immediately on the stain.

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7. Itching caused by bug bites can be soothed by scratching the area with a wet soap bar.

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8. Pack a bar of soap in your luggage for a simple air freshener.

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9. If you run out of clay, try using soap as a sculpting medium.

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10. Scratching your nails with soap prior to gardening can stop clay from getting trapped underneath.

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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.

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12. Rub a fingernail with soap before hammering to avoid dividing the wood.

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13. Grease up windows and drawers that are jammed with soap to induce them open and close with ease.

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14. Cover your glass with soapy water and wipe clean to prevent them from clouding up.

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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.

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16. Soften up tough leather shoes by scratching the inside of the material with a softened bar of soap.

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17. Soap up your rings that aren’t so easy to remove and operate your hands under water to set them free.

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18. Operate a bar along zipper teeth to avoid a jam.

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19. Bar soap can also serve as a pin cushion, while doubling as a needle lubricant.

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20. Add snowflakes of soap to hot water and apply the mixture to wallpaper for easy removal.

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21. Lather up your key to help loosen stiff locks.

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( via Homesteading Survival)

I might need to start buying in bulk, because I see I’ll be going through a lot more hand soap.

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