What a shock! I went to open a new package of bath soap and lo and behold I found the bars are now 1/2 of the original sizes! I went into my supplies and found some I had packed away, just to confirm! yup the ones i got less than a year ago are doubled the size and weight of the new ones I bought last month! It got worse! Those flimsy cellophane wrappers on the bar soaps, when you get them in a package of 4,6,or 8 are not a lot of protection...There is a ceratin degree of humidity in thoe bars and IF they dry out, YIKES! Looks like old cracked dirt! I had bough several packages and opened a couple taking out one or 2 bars for use on a "what I need now" basis. The ones I put back are ruined! It's horrendous! Now I'll have to buy new soaps and put them into a vacuum sealed package/s to keep them from dehydrating. Or, any thoughts and ideas? Then I got to wondering about the soaps ( laundry) powders I have stored. Great, being in Arizona you'd think they'd stay in a nice condition, nope! Due and owing to the use of swamp coolers, the high humidity permeated those carboard boxes, and now I have really large masses of yukkk! I suppose you can fix that, with a blender? Or maybe an "ice pick"? Sheesh!