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How Long Will My Bar of Soap Last?

Soap: a staple in every kitchen, bathroom, and just about anywhere a water fixture is present! And if you’re fond of using a bar of soap over a liquid alternative, then you know it's hard to foresee when you'll have to replace it. However, there may be a way to help keep your current bar around much longer — but before we dive in, how long does the typical bar of soap last?

Approximately, How Long Does a Bar of Soap Last?

Believe it or not, there isn’t a definitive answer to this question since it depends on how often you use a bar of soap. Just like a car with a tank full of gas, you never really know when you’ll have to fill the tank up again, until you start driving around, keeping a close eye on the gas gauge. However, there are a few ways to help keep your current bar of soap around a little bit longer.

How to Preserve a Bar of Soap

Keep it Dry

Just like a newspaper sitting on the kitchen counter next to the sink, you’ll want to do everything in your power to keep your bar of soap dry. When you’re done using your bar, it’s best to keep it in an area that won’t get pelted with water (i.e., a ledge in your shower near the showerhead). Another essential element to keeping your bar of soap dry is to make sure that the area you place it in will help it air out.

Use a Thoroughly Drained Soap Dish

Sometimes, it’s just easier to toss your soap bar in a soap dish that has poor drainage. And when that happens, any water that falls into the dish, or extra water that’s dripping off of the soap bar, will collect at the bottom, ultimately giving you that gooey bar you usually toss out. When you invest in a soap dish that properly drains and lets the bar air out, this will be the perfect equation to helping you preserve that soap bar for approximately up to a month!

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