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Other Uses for Soap- It's not just for bathing anymore!

Updated on December 2, 2011

Soap- the household helper revisited!

After, being told I was positive for MRSA, the most important direction given to me was to use Dial Antibacterial Soap.

I was in my kitchen cooking one day and went to clean a tomato- I looked at the tomato and I looked at my bottle of liquid Dial and washed that beautiful tomato with it. I thought if it's good enough for me , it's good enough for the mater, right?

Then , I wondered what other uses my soap could provide for me.

That brings us here to this article on the other uses for soap besides showering, bathing & washing hands!

Soap Uses:

  1. Bug repellent: Place a bar of soap in your garden to keep pests away
  2. Rid your house of fleas: place some liquid soap in a bowl mixed with water under a light and it will attract fleas and they will drowned
  3. Household bug repellent: mix soap and water and place in a spray bottle and spray around your home to rid your house of spiders and bugs
  4. Drawers: use soap to loosen and quiet dresser drawers or other household drawers by running the soap along the metal rails
  5. Freshen clothes/luggage: place a bar of soap in a mesh holder to keep stored clothes or luggage smelling fresh
  6. Car freshener: place slivers of left-over soap in a mesh bag and tie around your rear-view mirror to keep a fresh smell in your car
  7. Removing Wallpaper: mix soap and water and sponge on old wallpaper and it will help in removing the glue
  8. Remove a light-bulb: remove a broken light-bulb by placing a soap bar on top and then turning it
  9. Zippers: Loosen stuck or rusty zippers by sliding some bar soap up & down the zipper
  10. Detect gas leaks: mix a solution of water and soap and rub along pipes, if it bubbles, you found your leak.
  11. Lubricate screws/nails: Dip a screw or nail into a bar of soap before drilling or hammering and it will move through wood more easily/also for saw blades too.
  12. Fabric Marker: use those little left-overs to make fabric for hemming and it washes right away when complete


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      wizyl008 5 years ago

      tnx for more tips.........

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      gauthami 5 years ago


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      Kingsley 6 years ago

      I'm very impressed

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      HABBY 6 years ago


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      jim10 8 years ago from ma

      Thanks for the great tips about other uses for soap.

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      Just Toyia 9 years ago from Tennessee

      Thnaks St.James....I've used a few myself and it works!

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      St.James 9 years ago from Lurking Around Florida

      Great tips. I think I'll give a couple a try.