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23 September 2018

SOAP


Do you throw away the last of tablet soap? I have friends younger than me who wouldn’t dream of continuing to lather a small piece. I suppose I was brought up in an age when every bit saved meant more money in the purse. It doesn’t apply to me anymore but I do still continue to abide by the old saying ‘waste not, want not’. Old habits die hard.

I have great fun with tablet soap. When it starts to get a bit thin I get a new bar and promptly ‘stick’ the old to the new. It looks funny if one bar is coloured and the new one plain white or vice versa. After that, whenever I use the soap I can see the wearing thin process of the older soap.

I can hear you all saying ‘play nice’!

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  1. "I have great fun with tablet soap. When it starts to get a bit thin I get a new bar and promptly ‘stick’ the old to the new."

    Valerie, that's a FABULOUS idea, and one that I will most definitely try the next time my bath soap starts to get small. Like you, I hate wasting anything, so what I usually do is save the small piece and use it has hand soap until it's all gone.

    Thanks so much for sharing this today, my friend! And have a lovely Sunday!

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    1. Hi Ron. Don't be defeated if at first the old soap won't stick to the new... it will, after a couple of goes. The family used to laugh at my efforts until they realised why I did it.

      Whenever I do stick the two together I am reminded of my father who would look at my effort and say 'play nice!.

      Well it's the start of another week - I hope you have a good one x

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  2. OMG!!! Mrs.C does the same thing, DRIVES ME CRAZY. I tell her, we may not be wealthy, but we can afford soap!

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    1. I think Mrs C and I have a lot in common lol. Remember the old saying 'waste not, want not'?.

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  3. Me tooooo, I just hate to throw away, those little bits of soap!!!!!!!!!

    I have tried the "stick it on" way, but it does not seem to work for me. :-( Yours looks like a perfect a fit. Wonder why it doesn't work for me????

    Our soaps seem to be rectangles. Yours looks more egg shape.

    Wish I knew how you do it!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ✨ 🍁 ✨ 🎃 ✨ 🍁 ✨

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    1. It will stick, eventually. Wet the two tablets first, then try again, and press the two together - HARD.

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  4. Yes, Valerie, I do the same with a the soap bars. Mainly I use handmade soaps purchased at thrift stores or as leftover pieces, which are deemed "not good" enough to sell by a soap vendor, but work perfectly well. Yes, I could afford to start a new soap bar, but why?

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    1. Exactly my view. Anyway, it's more fun doing it our way, especially if the colours clash!

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  5. I use the soap right on up until it is all gone. I had a friend that would put the small pieces of soap in a sock and use them to wash hand at the outside spicket after doing yard work.

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    1. Hi Dan. Your friend has the right idea, as do you.

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  6. I do that too. It helps if you get both bars wet and make a nice glue. You can tell I've been doing this awhile :)

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  7. Yes. I can tell, kden. Plus, your description is much better than mine.

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