By moonlight from Westbury, NY
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I love this tip. I'm not skilled enough to use a knife on the lotion bottle. I have to it the wimpy way, but it gets the job done. I have a pretty wide-mouthed jar I use for the lotion leftovers. I take off the pump or lid and turn the bottle upside down over the pretty jar until all falls into the jar. Sometimes it can take a day or two. I also learned the toothpaste trick on this site. I use a binder clip to keep the cut end closed until I use it all. This keeps the toothpaste fresh so it doesn't dry out. You're so right, it is amazing how much lotion and toothpaste are left after you can't get anymore from the opening.
Great tip! I have been doing this for ages. My husband thought I was nuts till he saw how much was left in a bottle or tube. I also do it for squeeze bottles of mustard, BBQ sauce, etc. Just be careful when cutting the bottles since some can be tough to cut.
When I get home after work today I plan on cutting open my body lotion container
to get more out of it. Struggled with it this morning. I am not a very frugal
person, but there are just some things that I hate to waste - body lotion, laundry
and dish detergent, and toothpaste to name a few.
Oh boy, this is so true! A young co-worker told me this in '08 and looked shocked that I hadn't thought of it myself. He even cut the toothpaste tube, and once I started doing the same I was amazed at how much is left in the tubes of lotions and pastes that we think empty.
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