Did you switch to liquid soap and body wash, but still have BARS of soap sitting in a cupboard somewhere? Here are a few other ways to use them. The site Lifehacker posted a list of clever hacks you can do with a bar of soap.
Here are some good ones . . .
1. Make drawers easier to open and close. It works best with old wooden drawers. Just rub a dry bar of soap along the bottom and sides of the tracks.
2. Use a bar of soap as a pincushion. The bonus to that one is it supposedly lubricates the pin, so it glides through fabric.
3. Stop your pets from chewing on furniture. Just like us, they don’t like the taste of soap. So if they won’t stop chewing on wooden furniture legs, rub some soap on there.
4. Fix a stiff lock on your door. Rub the key with some dry soap, and then lock and unlock it a few times. It should loosen up.
5. Fix a squeaky floorboard. Moisten the bar of soap and rub it into the cracks between the boards. It should help with the squeaking.
6. Get a ring off your finger. Just rub a bunch of soap on there and wash your hands. It should help.