Yep, it IS Wednesday, but I am catching you up on some of the Frugal Tuesday ideas we have been bouncing around on my facebook pages.
This was such a simple change, and yet it makes a discernible difference in helping bars of soap last longer!
One of my friends on Facebook responded to my question about how to make soap last longer by telling me to take the bars of soap out of their packages and let them "harden" and dry out for several weeks to a month or more.
It works! We were going through a bar of dial soap every couple of days. Now they last over a week! That adds up to decent savings in a year! Now it is just a matter of planning to buy enough soap to give it time to dry out.
You might even want to let the bar of soap scent a closet or dresser drawer while it is drying out or "maturing".
I remember seeing a lush picture in a decorating magazine of a huge apothecary jar full of large bars of soap on one of the marble counters in the bathroom. Someone knew this secret.
Turns out a lot of folks knew this trick among my Facebook friends! Read more of the interesting discussion here .
We are also saving the little shards of soap left over to try my hand at making home-made soap this year, probably after the summer garden produce is all put up. Do you have any good long-lasting home made soap recipes you would not mind sharing?
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