We travel a lot and always take a small bar of soap to use at motels/hotels. We take the small soaps, shampoos, etc they provide and recycle them by donating to a battered-women's shelter. Sometimes they leave home with only what is on their backs. I've decided to knit/crochet a wash cloth and bag to hold everything, too - will start that with the latest accumulation of freebies.
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I recycle the foaming soap dispensers from bath and body works. I use dr. bronner's castille soap in the old soap dispenser (THE FOAMING TYPE OF DISPENSER) and I dilute the soap with mostly water.... say 1 part soap and six parts water. This is a very economical soap and smells great.
No, this is not about losing weight. It is about losing germs.
(I learned this at Flylady.com, a great resource if you're disorganized.) Soap is soap. If vinegar and baking soda aren't enough, use the shampoo you hated, the body wash that didn't smell good, the bar soap that dried your hands... soap is soap. Don't buy any kind of cleaner until you try this.
I have a daily flip calendar on my desk. At the end of the year when I replace the old pages with the new, I clip the old ones together and use them as a note pad on my desk for miscellaneous notes, calls, numbers, whatever. It saves me from using new note pads!
Recycling is good - recycling before recycling is even better 224
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