I hope this doesn't make me sound "cheap", but I'm going public with my "soap" thing. For some reason I get great delight in using every single bit of every single bar of soap I have ever owned. When the soap is almost done, I get out a new one and run them both under the hot water. Then I very carefully squeeze them together and very carefully put the "combined" bar into the soap dish. I have to make sure that I am the next one to use the shower, because if not, the next person always handles the soap too much and the two pieces come apart. You have to be very careful for the next few uses, to make sure you are gentle with this newly created item, otherwise it will fall apart. After a couple of showers you're in business! During these tough economic times I feel it is the least i can do! I have a big tin of all those "hotel" soaps in my bathroom. They're very good to meld together as well, but, you have to make sure the old and the new are similar in size and shape, otherwise they look funny! I haven't had to buy any new soap in years! I kind of feel like that "Heloise" woman with all the household tips. Do you think i might have a problem?