Gardening & Outdoors
Mom takes a bar of soap and uses it in brilliant ways around the home
These ideas are so useful and have nothing to do with bathing.
Caryl Jane Espiritu
10.04.22

Irish Spring might just be the most familiar soap brand around.

Anyone can recognize its smell, it is affordable and very useful, too.

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YouTube - The Stuff I Use Channel

When I say useful, I do not only mean cleaning your body with it. This renowned soap is much more practical than you can think of.

More than just regular soap, Irish Spring has proven to be a versatile soap that even helps in repelling animals you don’t want to see in your garden.

If you are worried about unwanted visitors in your garden such as rabbits or rodents, then shaved Irish Spring soap is all you need.

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YouTube - Hometalk

Here’s what you have to do and it is quite simple, really. Just grab a grater and shave an Irish Spring soap. Collect the shavings and sprinkle them on your garden, especially the areas where rabbits and other animals usually go to.

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YouTube - Hometalk

The smell of the Irish Spring soap repels them because they do not like its smell on the plants. Do this and you will surely find your garden free of these unwanted guests in no time.

And speaking of unwanted guests, roaming deers are also a worry for people who live near forests.

In this situation, the Irish Spring soap still proves to be quite useful. Grab a bar of soap and drill a hole in its middle part. Get a cord and put it through the soap bar.

Hang the soap bar near your home’s fence so deers won’t even think of getting near your plants or property again.

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YouTube - Hometalk

Apart from these very useful hacks, this versatile soap can also help you in many more ways.

Basements can have a very musty smell because they are underground. This smell can worsen if you don’t keep the basement clean all the time, and of course, without a deodorizer.

Rodents like mice can also start living in your basement if you don’t do something about it.

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Unsplash - Joshua J. Cotten

It’s a good thing that the Irish Spring soap is here to save the day.

All you have to do is to get more shavings of the soap and place it in corners, windowsills, and any nook and cranny in your basement.

Mice and other bugs would surely go out of their way to avoid the scent of the Irish Spring soap. And you, on the other hand, can enjoy a mouse-free basement.

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Now, here’s another hack made for car owners.

Irish Spring soap has a unique and strong scent that keeps the place fresh and free of bad odors. If this soap can do wonders to your home, it can also do incredible improvements in your car’s scent.

Just cut some chunks of the Irish Spring soap and place them in a dish that you can put inside your car. You will eventually find it refreshing even when the air conditioner is turned off.

Aside from the amazing smell, mice and other rodents will definitely leave your vehicle alone because they detest the smell of this soap.

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Unsplash - Julian Hochgesang

Want to keep the flies at bay while sitting on your patio?

Just rub the bar of soap around your outdoor table so pesky flies won’t mess up your experience. Talk about simple!

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YouTube - Hometalk

Want to know more about the incredible uses of Irish Spring soap? Watch the video below from Hometalk to learn more!

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By Caryl Jane Espiritu
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Caryl Jane Espiritu is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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