You know I'm tight when ...
... you see this hanging in the shower!
Soap. In an onion bag! But there's a reason for this macabre pairing. Read on !
As we all know, soap eventually wears down to a small stub which slips out of your hand when you try to use it. Well, I try to use them, maybe you don't! Maybe I'm the only tight person in the room!
But I cannot bear to see these little stubs of soap being thrown away so
our household collects I collect them.
The Photographer's method is to place the little piece on top the new bar of soap. It's a good idea but when wet and in action, this little soap
pile tor can fall apart.
Now, do you remember back in the 50s/60s, when we used to collect the small pieces remaining from a bar of soap and pop them into a little bag made of sponge and sealed with blanket stitch?
I certainly do.
I googled to see if I could find a shot to describe this better. I found nothing but did discover that there are quite a few like-minded bods out in the blogosphere, because I found lots of pics such as
even this pretty complicated piece of kit!
Research done, let's return to my money and planet saving efforts.
Tired of the soap avalanches, I started collecting them in a cut-down onion bag. I thought this was a good idea as this rough little netted bundle creates an exfoliant treatment, which I started giving myself
on a regular basis when I remember. But it is a tad harsh on the skin!
So I then came up with a better solution. I started collecting the soap-stubs in a little exfoliant mitt to give myself a gentler exfoliation. This is all a work in progress. I think my next step is to knit a little draw-string bag to collect and use my stubs.
More and more of us move to hand and shower washes, leaving the humble bar of soap as but a memory, but it is still alive and relic-like in the less modern household. Like Chez Pout!
The Photographer still likes soap in the shower and I have to say that I use it a few times a week too, like on exfoliation days!
What do you do with your soap stubs?
Or is it not an issue because you are a soapbar-free household?
A la perchoine.