8 Surprising Uses for a Bar of Soap Around Your Home

Blossom Lady
Nov 19, 2021 06:04 AM
8 Surprising Uses for a Bar of Soap Around Your Home

Even if you are a fan of liquid soap, do not give up on the old-fashioned bar of soap because it can be used to do some amazing things in your household. You can even make your own liquid soap! Just choose your favorite brand and scent or take home free bars of soap from hotels. Here are our top 8 reasons to keep a bar of soap handy.

1. Fix sticking drawers and sliding doors

8 Surprising Uses for a Bar of Soap Around Your Home
If drawers or sliding doors do not open smoothly, rub the bar of soap on the edges of the drawers or in the door tracks to make everything slide easily.
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2. Freshen up drawers, cabinets, suitcases and cars.

8 Surprising Uses for a Bar of Soap Around Your Home
Before using bars of soap, store scented bars of soap in dresser drawers, closets, suitcases, and cars for added freshness. Remove the outer wrapper and wrap the bars of soap in a piece of cloth (an old washcloth works great) and store them away. This also works well in smelly shoes and boots.
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3. Hide a mistake

8 Surprising Uses for a Bar of Soap Around Your Home
If you have a few small nail holes in your walls after moving pictures, choose a bar of soap that matches your wall color. Rub it over the hole to fill it in until it's time to spackle and repaint.
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4. Loosen a Stiff Lock

8 Surprising Uses for a Bar of Soap Around Your Home
If a door lock is sluggish, drag the key over a dry bar of soap to coat the surface. Insert the coated key into the lock and operate it a few times. The lock should now be easier to operate.
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5. Avoid fogged mirrors and glasses

8 Surprising Uses for a Bar of Soap Around Your Home
If you hate a foggy mirror after a hot shower, a bar of soap can solve the problem. When the mirror is completely dry, rub a bar of soap over the glass. Do not add water, but wipe away any streaks with a dry cloth. The next time you shower, the glass will be fog-free! This also works well for glasses and sunglasses.
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6. Stop the squeaking

8 Surprising Uses for a Bar of Soap Around Your Home
A bar of soap is the solution to squeaky door hinges and floorboards. Simply rub a dry bar of soap on the edges of the squeaky areas. Test the squeak and reapply as needed.
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7. Pinpoint the leak

8 Surprising Uses for a Bar of Soap Around Your Home
If you just can’t spot where a tire or kiddie pool is leaking, wet a bar of soap and rub it over the suspect areas. The soap film will form a bubble as the air escapes. If you get a whiff of rotten eggs, the soap film can also be used to locate dangerous gas line leaks.
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8. Protect your furniture from pets

8 Surprising Uses for a Bar of Soap Around Your Home
If you have a chewing puppy, rabbit, or ferret, coat the legs and edges of wooden furniture with a bar of soap to prevent damage.
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