The soap and shampoo thing has always bothered me. Carrying stuff diluted with water seems silly when there are lighter, solid alternatives. Then again, solid soap and shampoo gets sticky and takes a while to dry between showers, which isn’t ideal when you go from place to place every day. Also there is often nowhere to put them in the shower, and they sometimes fall on the floor. I still prefer solids, but sometimes take a small bottle of liquids because it is easier.
Today while procrastinating it occurred to me that all showers have taps and the soapy stuff could hang off that… Like good old soap-on-a-rope… And I had a light bulb moment! If my Lush shampoo bar could hang off the tap, or even my wrist, that would solve the problem of where to put it, and hang on… It would surely be easier to dry it between uses too!
So I got a bradawl (according to the Scouse Spouse) and gently and slowly drilled a hole in the bar. It didn’t take long. Then I found a short length of bungee and put it through. Here’s my handiwork for the day:
I’m mightily pleased with the idea and look forward to testing it in the field. It will still live in its little container to reduce the risk of leaks, but now I can hang it by my bed for a while to dry before I put it back in the container. What do you think?
Update: Well, I can assure everyone that so far the shampoo-on-a-bungee is working very well! Hanging it off the taps is brilliant as it is not constantly battered with water and there is minimal loss of shampoo in the process. Also three cheers for the Montalbano shampoo bar, it lathers wonderfully and leaves my hair squeaky clean, smelling lovely in the process but without leaving much of a scent in the hair afterwards. Winner!