5 More Things To Do with Soap
Put your bars of soap to good use with these five new ways to use soap around the home.
Did you know that the earliest soap was made of ashes and different types of oil, and dates back to the Babylonians? We’ve come a long way since then, so try using a bar of soap for more than just washing your hands and put it to work around your home with these five fun new uses.
1. Unstick Furniture Drawers
If your cabinet or dresser drawers are sticking, rub the bottom of the drawer and the supports they rest on with a bar of soap.
2. Lubricate Screws and Sawblades
A little lube with soap makes metal move through wood much more easily. Twist a screw into a bar of soap before driving it and rub some on your handsaw blade.
3. Remove a Broken Lightbulb
If a bulb breaks while still screwed in, don’t chance nicks and cuts trying to remove it. First, turn off the power. Insert the corner of a large, dry bar of soap into the socket. Give it a few turns and that base will unscrew.
4. Say Farewell to Fleas
Fed up with those doggone fleas? Put a few drops of dish soap and some water on a plate. Place the plate on the floor next to a lamp. Fleas love light – they will jump on the plate and drown.
5. Make a Pin Holder
Here’s an easy-to-make alternative to a pincushion. Wrap a bar of soap in fabric and tie the fabric in place with a ribbon. Stick in your pins. As a bonus, the soap lubricates the pins, making them easier to insert.
Want More of 5 Things To Do?
Check out our 5 Things page!