I’m a toothpaste tube squeezer. I make my husband crazy because I refuse to throw away a tube of toothpaste until it’s a flattened, twisted shell of its former self and there’s no reasonable way to get any more minty gel out of it. I’m the same way with lotion. (Because, come on, the good stuff isn’t cheap.) It never used to be unusual to walk into my apartment and find one upside-down open bottle of lotion balanced precariously on top of another—a risky and sometimes messy proposition.
And then I found these Lotion Saver Bottle Couplers for $2.99 at the Container Store. I bought them on a whim, but they’ve been one of my favorite little money saving items lately. Using one of these little guys, I can screw two bottles of lotion (or body wash or whatever) together, so that one will empty into the other without all the mess. Gravity does all the work. (And that pricey face cream at the bottom of the bottle doesn’t go to waste.)
I’ve definitely heard of people who cut bottles open to get to the last bit of product, but I’m not that hard core. (Or more accurately, I tried it once with a hand saw and ended up with tiny plastic shavings everywhere. Not cool.)
Don’t think I haven’t been tempted by Squeezit Tube Squeezers, either.
What’s your favorite little money saving device?