Little Soap Bars

Those little soap bars that you get at motels and as samples go to good use by the side of the kitchen sink and wherever else you need just a little bit of soap. I save all of mine (even when they are slightly used) and put them in a bag to use up at home. And then I put them in a decorative saucer or interesting old ashtray by the sink. Much cheaper than liquid soap!

By pam from L.A.

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By Mary (Guest Post)
May 15, 20060 found this helpful

Also the little sample shampoo bottles you get at hotels are useful for hand soap and bath gels, as well as extra shampoo when taken home.

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May 16, 20060 found this helpful

I found some types of shampoo are better for washing clothes than your hair! Luckily they give you two-three days worth! They saved my expenses when I moved, and had to save money not buying big bottles, I just used what I had saved up!

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May 29, 20060 found this helpful

I save the unopened ones to donate to a local women's shelter. Also the shampoos, lotions, etc.

Used soaps, I wrap with tissue, and stick in the bag of dirty clothes-- keeps the smell down! When unpacking, those soaps go into the bathrooms to use just like any other bar soap.

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May 5, 20120 found this helpful

Put the little bars of soap between your mattress & bottom sheet towards the foot of the bed. Your feet should be able to touch them. You will have no more Charlie Horses! This soap has helped eliminate my arthritis pain in feet and knees! I found this article in the Houston Chronicle from a couple of Doctors. I have been doing this for 4 months and to me it is a miracle pain reliever. Put some in everyone's bed.

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January 15, 20130 found this helpful

Use motel soaps and leftover soaps. Place in plastic bar shape container, breaking some to fit in spaces. Cover with HOT water. In a few days, pop out bar and let dry. When buying soap, remove from wrapper for storing. It will last longer as it gets dryer.

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I have a lot of motel soap. What can I use it for? The family doesn't like it in the shower.

By Lisa



May 4, 20120 found this helpful

I find that the smaller bars work just as well at the sink, to wash hands. Occasionally, when a larger bar (from the shower) is starting to get small, you can suds it up and laminate a motel bar to it - depending on the shape of the motel bar.

You can get one of those things at Walmart that you put soap slivers in and use in the shower, bath, outside, ect. I think mine was only $1.00. You can grate them up and make homemade laundry soap (recipes are all over the internet); most of them call for fels naptha soap, but any kind of soap will work.

You can also grate, then melt them with a little water, and pour into molds, for larger bars of soap. Some people like to dissolve them in water and use in a pump container for hand soap, but it feels a little too slimy for me.

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May 4, 20120 found this helpful

You could donate them to a homeless or women's shelter.

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May 4, 20120 found this helpful

I keep them wrapped and put them in my drawers to gently scent my lingerie etc. Also, keep some in my suitcase for the same reason. If you open them and put them in an old knee high, knot near the soap and make a loop from the rest you can use it in the bath or shower since the nylon makes a gentle scrubber. Or hang it from the tap and you will have instant bubbles for free.

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May 4, 20120 found this helpful

If you don't like to use them yourself, donate them to a shelter.

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