Freshen Up Drawers
Since bars of soap generally smell fantastic, they’re great at freshening up confined spaces. Wrap a spare bar of soap in a breathable fabric (cotton gauze are a good option) and place it inside a musty drawer or cabinet. You can also add one to your winter clothing storage bin.
Repel Rabbits & Deer
If you’re growing some tasty vegetables in your garden, the last thing you want is a rabbit mooching off your crops! These creatures are notoriously difficult to deter, but one possible solution is laying out some pouches filled with scented soap. This trick can also be used to ward off deer.
Lubricate Screws and Nails*
Sometimes screws and nails just refuse to cooperate. If you’re working on a project and encounter a stubborn customer, butter it up with some soap! Simply rub the bar of soap against the tip of the screw or nail before you drive it home. Bonus: If you’re nailing or screwing into a piece of wood, this can help prevent the wood from splitting. *For both of these tips, it's best to avoid using a glycerin-based soap. Glycerin attracts moisture from the air, so over time it can cause rust on your metal hardware.