Friday, March 6, 2015

Saving Money on Soap


Soap savers are a good way to save money in your home. They have raised nubs that lift soap bars off the dish and allow air to flow freely around the soap, which helps it to drain and dry completely. This will make your soap last long thus saving you money in the long run. 



Above is a photo of my old soap saver. I originally bought this one from the Dollar Tree. At the time I could get two of them, which I did, for $1.00 or buy the larger one from $1.00. I opted to get the smaller ones, so I could have two of them, which turned out to be a mistake on my part. 

From this and the photo below you can see that it was too small to get the job done. The soap was always sliding off the soap holder an sitting in the liquid under the soap anyway, so it did not serve its purpose very well. 


So, while I was at Lowe's last week I spotted this nice big one: 


As you can see from this photo, it fits the bar of soap much nicer. 



Now my soap fits well in the dish and won't be sitting in the liquid, which will make it last longer thus saving us money. 


Belinda
Live simply by not spending money you don't have.

12 comments :

  1. Good advertising! LOL.

    My mother began using the soap saver about 60 years ago. I do not recall if it was a Tupperware item, or if Tupperware existed, but our household has always used them. I am off to research Tupperware...

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  2. They do work well. Let us know what you find out.

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  3. Amazon.com sells Tupperware soap savers, and from the history I located, 60 years ago is just about on the mark. Amazing that I recall my mother's Tupperware home parties, the only way products were sold when the company began.

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    1. How neat! I'm going to look at them now.

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    2. I saw the two sided suction cup soap holders. We had one of those when I was growing up in the 70s and 80s. I had not thought about that in years. Good memory.

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    3. I went to Google Images and typed in "Tupperware soap saver" and saw a lot of vintage Tupperware.

      I also like the crocheted soap savers on Etsy.

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  4. I have never heard of these, I must look into them as it is a good thing as Martha would say!!!

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  5. I love the size of the soap saver from Lowes. I have one of the soap savers form my childhood. A bar of soup barely fits on top. As a child, I never really understood what they were for. I just thought they kept the soap from becoming all gummy and soft.

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    1. I like the big one from Lowe's too. I did not realize they made them that big until I saw it there.

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    2. The dollar tree now has the single larger size soap saver. I don't know if they are as good as the one sold at Lowes. I'll just have to wait and see.

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  6. I want a Tupperware catalog! I want to see everything. Times past at holidays, malls would have Tupperware kiosks, but I have not seen any for a while. Still, I prefer a catalog.

    Odd that soap savers were smaller many years ago when soap bars might have been twice the size they are now. I do not recall when tiled bathtubs with soap holder insets in tiled wall came into vogue. The insets were and often still are small, which could be the reason for Tupperware's small soap saver.


    The average lady of the house in early Tupperware days would likely not have a counter surrounding her bathroom sink. Not much space at all, especially when I consider the ample length of my master bathroom's double sink counter.

    Lowe's soap saver might be my choice for sinks. I had not seen them before.

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