Besides having ice delivered to your room for free (not to mention the comfy robes), one of the perks of staying in a nicer hotel is sampling the equally fancy bathroom products. Recently, while staying at a swanky NYC hotel, I became so enthralled with their soap selection, which I believe to be Lather's exfoliating body soap, I knew I had to take it home.

But sticking a bar of soap in my carry on? I wasn't feeling that idea so much. Instead, I let good ol' shower cap come to the rescue. Simply allow the soap to dry if possible, set it in the "well" of the cap, and make a knot by using the elastic bits at the ends. Then, be prepared to relive your latest vacation in the comfort of your own shower with your well-preserved hotel soap.