Friday, January 16, 2015

I Haven't Bought Bar Soap in Years (and No, I Don't Make My Own!). Also, Stop Throwing Away Those Slivers!

This is a photo of my soap holder right outside the shower. In it, you can see lots of little bars of soap. These are from the hotels we have stayed at for vacations, conferences etc. You pay for this soap when you rent your room, so you might as well make good use of it. The soap we use when we are there also gets brought home, in the original packaging, which we keep until we are ready to pack up and go home!

Hotel towels, bedding, lamps and pictures are rented. I don't recommend taking those. ;) However, you pay for all the toiletries that are in your rooms, especially the soap that you use when you are there. It will just be thrown in the trash.

Can you guess what this is? This is not a backwards egg! :) This is an older bar of soap "glued" to the next bar. There is no need to throw away that little sliver just because it's too hard to hold onto! Simply use the larger bar, then when you are done showering, press the sliver into the newer bar and let it dry. Presto! No more wasted soap slivers!

I don't use soap on most of my skin. It strips away essential oils and dries it so I only use bar soap on "pertinent areas" also saving on soap and moisturizers!

Happy savings!


  1. I was at a yard sale last summer, and picked up a whole ziplock bag full of someone's soaps from their travels all around the world in obvious high class hotels for 50 cents. I haven't bought bar soap since! Great tips, and what a great idea to piece slivers of soap by letting them dry together!

    1. ~simply frugalynne~January 17, 2015 at 9:39 AM

      I have also bought bags of hotels soaps at garage sales! Sometimes you can get a lot of soap for very little.