What the hell do you do with a permanent soap dish?

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WTF!?
Hi Homies! I need your creative advice.

My husband and I recently moved into a new apartment which we love… except for one design detail. The bathroom counter has a permanent pink shell soap dish attached to it right between our sinks. I would put soap in it but we use liquid soap. So… there it sits. Mocking me.

I’ve tried to embrace the shell, but when the rest of your bathroom theme is NOT shells… what’s a gal to do with this permanent soap dish?Katy

Wow, that’s a super-specific problem. I can honestly say, I’ve NEVER seen a perma-soap-shell before. I kinda like it! Although, I use liquid soap as well, so I can see why that shell thing would bug.

Here are a few of my suggestions, and we’ll let the Homies throw theirs out there as well…

  • Jewelry holder — place to hold your rings and things when you wash your hands
  • Potpourri dishmake your bathroom smell less like poop
  • Q-tip holder — fan your q-tips out in a shell pattern
  • Use it as a liquid soap coaster — just find a dispenser that fits inside the shell pattern
  • Get decorative soaps — you know the kind you never use because they’re too cute! Something like these…
Rubber ducky soaps from Etsy seller FrommeSoaps
Rubber ducky soaps from Etsy seller FrommeSoaps
Or one of these cool soap rocks that I'm obsessed with!
Or one of these cool soap rocks that I’m obsessed with!
Ooh, or sugar skull soap on a rope, which is a thing that exists.
Ooh, or sugar skull soap on a rope, which is a thing that exists.
No wait, I got it. Everything's better with cats. Adopt this cat soap.
No wait, I got it. Everything’s better with cats. Adopt this cat soap.

Okay Homies, who else has one of those weird permanent soap dishes? What do you do with yours?

Comments on What the hell do you do with a permanent soap dish?

  1. Our soap holder is attached to the wall directly beneath the right-hand corner of the mirror/medicine cabinet. I just keep a bottle of Cetaphil on it because our sink isn’t exactly very spacious.

  2. I like the idea of putting a little sign above it on the mirror that says “do NOT remove the shell at any cost!” Then see how many of your house guests try to pick it up.

  3. At my old work they had trays of shells under the soap dispensers to catch any drips. Maybe position the liquid soap to fall into it? And put some shells or pretty stones to catch any fallen soap?

  4. Honestly, my first thought was “WOOO! Jewelry holder!” I actually use an ancient soap dish my grandma gave me; it is shaped vaguely like a cabbage leaf with a little bunny on one side, and I found the texture holds nasty soap grime. But the dish is perfect to hold earrings and such! I wear a lot of jewelry, and I’m lazy. My husband has recommended we place jewelry catch-alls strategically around the house. ._. But I totally understand the frustration of an immovable soap dish. That is weird, and I would resent it purely for the fact that it is stuck there!

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