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6 Ways to Save Some Money With Soap!

While these soap tips might not save you a bundle of money, even saving a few cents here and there can add up. Plus, some of these uses for soap are far greener than buying chemical products at the grocery store.

1. Use Soap to Keep Bugs Out of Your Garden.

Using a vegetable peeler, shave some soap and sprinkle the shavings over your garden. The soap scents helps to keep bugs and other garden pests away from your vegetables and flowers.

2. Keep Stored Luggage Smelling Fresh.

Keep one of those little hotel soaps in your suitcase after you come home from vacation. The soap will help deodorize your luggage and keep it smelling fresh until you need to pack your suitcases again.

3. Pre-Treat Stains.

Instead of buying expensive laundry stain removers, try rubbing a fresh stain with a damp bar of soap. Toss the clothing in the hamper, and when you wash the clothes, the stain should be gone.

4. Soothe Bug Bites.

Rub a moist bar of soap over a bug bite. Let the film dry over the bite. The soap will soothe the skin and should remove the itch as well.

5. Fix a Sticky Drawer.

Rub soap on a sticky drawer track. Your drawers should glide open and closed easily!

6. Mark a Hem.

Use a bar of soap to mark hems instead of powdery chalk. It will leave a clean mark with no powder to worry about.


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