Can TikTok's Bar Soap Hack Really Clean Your Laundry?

Being a responsible adult means taking on grownup chores and household duties like doing laundry. Washing your clothes is a necessary part of life, but that doesn't make it any easier, especially with how expensive laundry detergent is. Gone are the days when you could get enough soap to wash a month's worth of clothes for just a few measly dollars. The cost of living is rising, so we have to start being smart and frugal when it comes to splurging on brand-name household products, as well as learn to economize. Fortunately, there is a TikTok bar soap hack that can take care of your laundry while keeping your dollars in your wallet and off the check-out counter.

TikTok seems to have a hack for everything, and now, it's helping us manage the way we spend money to do laundry by providing a substitute to expensive laundry detergent. If you've never used bar soap to wash your clothes, now would be a pretty good time to try out this trick that promises to give you a fresh load and save you some pennies while you're at it.

Melt down the bar soap into a solution for an effective detergent

Doing laundry doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg if you know what to buy and how to use it. Luckily, we have TikTok creator @kristiumbach's informative video to guide us on how to make more budget-friendly decisions when it comes to buying laundry soap.

Per her caption, she takes care of two months' worth of laundry with less than two dollars. You will want to get a low-cost bar soap like Fels Naptha, which you can find at Walmart for less than two bucks. Buying in bulk saves money, so you can rack up a few of these soaps and carry them back home where you shred up about one or two of them into small square chips. After they're in tiny pieces, drop eight chips into an empty gallon, fill it up with warm water, and leave it for about a day to dissolve. The water will become soapy and ready for use as liquid detergent the next day. Be sure to give the container a good shake before each use to wake up the soap sediment at the bottom. The creator pours the homemade detergent directly onto the clothes in the washing machine instead of in the detergent compartment.

You can use one gallon several times, depending on how much laundry detergent you need per load. With this money-saving hack, you can knock laundry off your chores list without breaking the bank.