Tube Tip

Yesterday I offered a way to save seemingly garbage-bound make-up.   Today I have a tip to save seemingly garbage-bound tubes of… whatever:  toothpaste, face wash, fancy-times anti-wrinkle eye cream, you know.  I’ve been doing this for a few years, but it didn’t occur to me that this wasn’t something every one did until recently, when Josh was all “What are you doing?” and I was all “Cuttin’ the top off of this tube so I can get to the rest of the face wash,” and then he was like “Why??” and I was like “To save money!”  — which is my answer to most questions.

So, I thought I might share this with y’all… you know, just in case you hadn’t thought of it yourself.  Ta da!

(Clearly, I have no interest in ironing.)

I usually just use my hands to get the extra stuff out of the tube, but if it’s for something else like paint, then a spoon, knife, or paintbrush would probably be more ideal.  I especially love this trick because it really does help get the most of the stuff I buy… especially good with $10 face wash.  And then when I think of all the money I’m saving throughout the course of the year by just getting that extra bit at the bottom of the tube — yeah, it warms my penny-pinching heart, that’s for sure.

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