Blog on saving money and living on a budget in CT.
Friday, January 1, 2016
Use it up: down to the last sliver
About once a week, I check on the supplies in the bathrooms, grabbing more out of the linen closet, if needed. This afternoon, I grabbed the 2 soap slivers I had been using at my bathroom sink, and added them to the other amassed since August (stored in a repurposed banana chip bag that is kept under the powder room sink). I clearly had plenty now to make a soap cake, which took me all of 3 minutes of hands on time.
A few hours later, I unmolded it. It's as tall as a stick of butter,
about 1/2 as long/wide
and fits quite nicely in my hand. I now have this new cake in my shower, having placed my shower soap at the master bathroom sink.
This is a case where I am minding my pennies. I must make 3-4 large soap cakes a year. We tend to use Lush, Dove with shea butter and Europeen fine milled soaps. I easily spend $1-$2/bar of soap, so call this a $3-$8 savings. I really don't want to waste a bit of them!