Getting the Last Tissues Out

Once I came upon a segment of "Everybody Loves Raymond". The father barged into Raymond's house and took a facial tissue. Raymond asks, "Why don't you use your own tissues?" Father says, "When they get low, when you reach in, your hand gets stuck!" Raymond says, "Turn it upside down!"

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I tried this. My hands are too small. I need to use two hands to turn it over, or even hang on to it. I don't have a free hand to grab a tissue with. So the idea just stewed in the back of my mind for awhile. Then one day I thought, "What if I turned the box on it's side?" Yes, it worked! It took a lot longer before I got to the last few tissues that were a bit difficult to get out.

What I do with these last few is this. I set that box of tissues aside for a bit in the closet with the new boxes and begin a new box. When the new box has had about an inch worth of tissues used out of it, I go to the storage closet, pull out the almost empty one, remove the tissues (carefully), and gently fold them into the fuller box, tucking them in neatly. Now I have an empty tissue box to use for all those other niffy ideas people have mentioned on this site for uses of empty tissue boxes!

By JazzyMe from Los Angeles, CA

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July 24, 20120 found this helpful

You can cut a slit in the edge of the bottom and slide a sponge in it beneath the tissues. This will push the tissues up and make them reachable.
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July 25, 20120 found this helpful

Great tip! Here is a money saving tip, as well as, a tip to enable accessing the last tissues in the box.

I refill tissue boxes of a favorite color or motif with tissue from another of the same size box, but not necessarily the same color/motif. This enables me to save $ regardless of the color or motif of the sale price container. I am no longer disappointed when I can't find the box I want in the store!

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