Tuesdays are hard. I spend half the day Monday trying to pick up where I left off on Friday and the rest of the day trying to find new ways to procrastinate for the week. So, by Tuesday, I’m completely under water. If there’s a Monday holiday… forget about it! I might as well just take off the whole week. I have all these quick “tips” on things I’ve tried to save time, the environment, sanity, that I thought I could do a “Quick Tip Tuesday” thing for a while (until I get sick of it or run out of ideas).
My first “Quick Tip” involves the mini bars of soap they give you in hotels. I’ve always hated the idea of them just being thrown away after we leave (especially if we’re only there for a night), but they’re usually too small to do much else with. On our last trip, I decided just to take them home (partially because they were Aveda, which I love but totally can’t afford). I rinsed them off really well (both to get them wet and to get them as “clean” as possible) and then wrapped them in the cellophane that had been on one of the drinking cups my wife used and threw them in my suitcase. By the time I unpacked (admittedly, a couple days after we got home), they were completely fused together and had formed almost a regular bar of soap, size-wise.