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Old Dec 25, 11, 6:06 am   #31
 
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That would be amazing to see how any major hotel chain could justify this?

Wow.. what will they think of next?
They couldn't. It's not as if it would be corporate policy, but if any individual property decided to engage in this practice the saving in shampoo would be far outweighed by the staff time it took to do it. Many hotels do housekeeping on a shoestring salary budget, with maids working quickly just to get the allotted number of rooms done during their shift. No-one's standing around drip-feeding shampoo into into tiny bottles. In fact, just try doing one yourself and see how far you get!
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Old Dec 25, 11, 6:56 am   #32
 
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I just leave what I don't use.

I don't check luggage anymore so having all the excess liquids is a pain.
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Old Dec 25, 11, 4:58 pm   #33
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They couldn't. It's not as if it would be corporate policy, but if any individual property decided to engage in this practice the saving in shampoo would be far outweighed by the staff time it took to do it. Many hotels do housekeeping on a shoestring salary budget, with maids working quickly just to get the allotted number of rooms done during their shift. No-one's standing around drip-feeding shampoo into into tiny bottles. In fact, just try doing one yourself and see how far you get!
Concur.. maybe in regions where material costs far outweigh labor..

perhaps filling bottled shampoos and lotions up is a bit of a myth in NA?..
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Old Dec 27, 11, 2:09 pm   #34
 
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Some great ideas on this thread including the OP. Great stuff.
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Old Jan 25, 12, 7:20 pm   #35
 
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Donate to Local Shelter

When I bring them along home, I usually donate the shampoos and such to our local shelters.
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Old Jan 30, 12, 6:16 am   #36
 
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Here at McCarran airport (LAS) there's a USO bin at the D gate check point. People can donate travel size toiletries. I'm sure USO lounges will accept them as well.
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Old Jul 8, 12, 11:30 pm   #37
 
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I dont see the need to take unused soap and shampoo from the hotel. The cost is so small that it is not worth taking it. However, I do tend to take my used soap and shampoo. Soap is so cheap that I can buy some regular sized soap and donate those if I have to.
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Old Jul 9, 12, 12:26 am   #38
 
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We send it to our relatives in Russia and Ukraine
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Old Jul 15, 12, 11:20 pm   #39
 
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http://cleantheworld.org/donate-soap-and-shampoo.asp

What a great way to declutter your cupboards and help people out who really need it.
This is great. I actually collect the kits and then give them to the homeless population I work with and more recently give them out to soldiers serving overseas. I dont know why they all love them, but they do.
I will try to post pictures of my giving them out, its pretty cool giving them out at an outpost to a guy wearing full camo/gear. They love them!!!

On that note, if you do have extras laying around and want them to go to a good cause, you can send them to me and I'll make sure they are given to the people who need them most :-)
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Old Jul 17, 12, 9:17 pm   #40
 
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Hotels have to throw out all unused soap/shampoo from each room. However most properties engage a local shelter to give the "used" soap to... The truely used soaps are thrown away.
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Old Nov 4, 12, 11:00 pm   #41
 
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Most airports have a USO lounge so I drop them off when I have a layover or before leaving airport. Less to carry than taking home and then to shelter.
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Old Nov 7, 12, 12:08 am   #42
 
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A few times I have seen open shampoos on top on the rims of the plastic walls in the bath tubs, used and opened. But always when I go to the hotels/motels, they are always new and have the little tab showing they were never used.

Then I just take the shampoos home with me for my collection. Then sometimes I donate them to friends who are homeless or don't have a lot of money for amenities.

But I really want to know what they do with the opened ones. I hope they don't throw them away and give them to charity. I think it was on Undercover Boss, there was a guy (I think in Chicago) that found a guy who collects them from hotels and gives them to the needy.

Start a box at your child's school and collect them for the kids who need them!
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Old Feb 6, 13, 5:11 pm   #44
 
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I will like to donate to this cause
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Old Mar 3, 13, 1:52 am   #45
 
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I stopped taking these years ago. I'm saving the environment by not having the hotel replace these things.
Ditto that.

Gosh, I sure hope the hundreds of amenity items I left untouched didn't get tossed. I need to check into that.
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