Monday, October 25, 2010

Squeezing the Most Out of Your Products

Awww... it's a bad day. You just can't get any more product out of your favorite tube of lotion. You've squeezed everything you can out of it already, and it's just done. Right?

This is going to seem like a duh tip, but most people don't seem to think to do it.

Take scissors to it, and cut the top off! Duh, right? (Told you so.)

I'd been really enjoying this lotion - it had a soft, warm vanilla scent that was nice for the cooling weather (and it's a good moisturizer as well...), so I was a bit sad when I couldn't coax any more out of the tube.

However, I am no stranger to the cut-off-the-top strategy.

I thought I had done quite a good job working the product out beforehand so wasn't expecting to get much more, but look what was still left!

That's enough for at least 3 or 4 days! Definite proof that the cutting option is worth a go.

A quick warning though!

Make sure to close off the top some after you make the cut. More air exposure will make the product dry out much faster (yes, lotion can dry out), so we want to slow that process as much as possible.

I have always just used an office clip, and it seems to work fine. Just be sure to work the product to the bottom of the tube so it doesn't squeeze out through the top when you fold the packaging over, and make sure you leave enough plastic in the 'flap' to be able to fold it down securely.

You will need to try to use the product up within a few days after cutting to make sure you don't lose any to drying out. Make a point to work as much product out as possible before you resort to cutting it so you don't have as much of it to go through after.

Whether it's a product you spent good money on or just something you love, this will help stretch a few extra days out of your stuff.

Hope this helps some of you!

Thanks for reading.


  1. Great post!! I've done that in the past too! :) You could also transfer the remaining product in a small jar! :) xxx


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