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Clever and Resourceful Uses for Bar Soap


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This list of alternative uses for bar soap is for all of you who hate throwing away those small scraps of soap. You’ll also appreciate these creative uses for bar soap if you enjoy clever new uses for everyday things.

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Bar soap is something you probably saw in your grandparents’ bathrooms growing up. Nowadays more people use liquid soap for washing hands and even for in the shower.

But, those bars of soap are mighty useful and you might want to pick some up the next time you shop online or are in a store. I will share a handful of resourceful uses for bar soap in a handful of areas throughout your home.

Creative Uses for Bar Soap

Soap is great for keeping our hands and body nice and clean, but don’t allow it to stop there. Whether you buy your soap or enjoy making soap you have to check out these fabulous uses for bar soap uses.

From taking the squeak out of doors to keeping mice and deer away. I love all these really helpful tips and tricks when it comes to bar soap.

Soap is great for keeping our hands and body nice and clean, but don’t allow it to stop there. Whether you buy your soap or enjoy making soap you have to check out these fabulous bar soap uses.

From taking the squeak out of doors to keeping mice and deer away. I love all these really helpful tips and tricks when it comes to bar soap.

blue bar soap in a blue soap dish

Squeaky Door Hinges

If your door is making noises as it opens and shut consider rubbing a bar of soap on the hinges. This bar soap tip will help add lube to the hinges and make it a lot quieter. Repeat as needed.

Zipper Issues

When your zipper is having issues working, rub some soap along the teeth of the zipper and then try moving the zipper up and down and see if that helps.

Deer Away

If your deer are getting in your garden put a strong smelling soap in a mesh bag and hang it on a stake by your garden. Do a few around the perimeters to keep deer away.

Bug Bites

Rub a bar of soap on a bug bite to soothe the itch.

Painting Tip

When you are painting rub a bar of soap along the edges of windows, switch plates and other hardware around your home. Then if paint gets on it you simply wipe away from the waxy residue.

Nail Hole Cover Up

Take a bar of soap and rub it over a nail hole in your wall. The soap will fill in the nail hole and hide it. This works really good on white walls and using a white colored bar of soap.

Mirrors

If you like to take hot showers but don’t like the foggy mirrors after, try this soap hack. Rub a bar of soap on your mirror lightly then buff away any residue with a cloth. Then next time you shower it will not fog up. Do this about once a week or when you notice the fog beginning again after a shower.

Toolbox

Keep a bar of soap in your toolbox. Then when you go to nail or screw rub the soap all over the screw and it will go into the wall a lot smoother.

Mice

Keep mice away with Irish Spring bar soap. Place in the area of the home where mice are lingering and it is supposed to help keep mice out as they don’t like the smell.

Gardening Tip

If you like to garden and have longer nails rub bar soap under your nails. Then as you garden the dirt won’t get all stuck under your nails. Rinse hands like you normally would and all the soap washes away.

Cast Iron Skillet

If you are planning to cook out with your cast iron skillet you might love this tip. Rub soap on the bottom of your cast iron skillet before you put it over the open flame. The soap will help in making you be able to clean the soot off the bottom of your pan. If you have ever cooked over an open flame you know soot is so hard to get off once it is on.

two yellow bar soaps, and a green bar soap on a white background

Even More Bar Soap Hacks

If you liked the ideas above, here are a few more uses for bar soap you might find helpful:

  • Rub soap along the track of a sliding door to help it open easier.
  • Use soap to rub around the frame of a sticky drawer that won’t open smoothly.
  • Chunk up a bar of soap and place a few pieces in drawers or closets to deter moths
  • Use leftover pieces of bar soap to clean up extra dirty pots and pans. It helps break down the grease.
  • Rub a bar of soap over an area that had broken glass, and it will pick up the small pieces easier. Discard soap after.
  • Substitute bar soap for a stain remover on clothes. Just lather away.
  • Put a bar of soap in your shoes to help soak up odors overnight.
  • Rub soapy water over your lenses of glasses then wipe off to prevent fog.
  • If your ring is stuck rub some soap over your ring area while you have water running. It will help loosen it up and you should be able to twist ring off.

More Clever Uses for Everyday Items

I’ll admit it, I’m obsessed with life hacks and finding new ways to use ordinary objects is a fun activity for me. Here are some other ideas for using everyday items in new ways:

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