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Old 04-27-2009, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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I'm the kind of person who rolls up a tube of toothpaste to squeeze out every bit. I add water to the dish soap to make sure I use it all. But lotion bottles have me perplexed. Even after I turn them upside down, there's always a good amount that seems stuck in there. Especially with those little bottles like the ones you get in hotels. Anyone have an easy solution?
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Old 04-27-2009, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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It's a good question, but the answer, I fear, is less than wonderful. Unless you are willing to cut open the bottle and scrape out the remainder. . . . well. . . . good luck!
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Old 04-27-2009, 05:07 PM
 
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You could try adding a bit of baby oil and see how that works for lotions. I generally don't have any of those itty bitty bottles, but when I come to the last inch or so of shampoo, dish soap, whatever, I add a bit of water and squirt it into a larger jar to mix. Then I use that to fill a liquid soap pumper, and use it for generic hand washing, which I seem to do a lot what with critters and gardening without gloves. I hate gloves, and they hate me - they always seem to keep losing themselves, and what does one do with mismatched gloves?
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Old 04-27-2009, 05:21 PM
 
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I'm the kind of person who rolls up a tube of toothpaste to squeeze out every bit. I add water to the dish soap to make sure I use it all. But lotion bottles have me perplexed. Even after I turn them upside down, there's always a good amount that seems stuck in there. Especially with those little bottles like the ones you get in hotels. Anyone have an easy solution?
Sharp craft/utility knife?
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Old 04-27-2009, 05:23 PM
 
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I hate gloves, and they hate me - they always seem to keep losing themselves, and what does one do with mismatched gloves?
When I find gloves on sale (as in dirt cheap) I buy multiple pairs. I can just keep mixing and matching for at least a year or two (especially if they are those "magic gloves" that fit on either hand? ).
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Old 04-27-2009, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I use every last drop/squeeze, whatever, also. - I just put them upside down and/or upside down but a bit of an angle (and beat them against your hand occasionally to bring it down) - I've always gotten everything possible out of every jar, tub, pouch, whatever.

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I'm the kind of person who rolls up a tube of toothpaste to squeeze out every bit. I add water to the dish soap to make sure I use it all. But lotion bottles have me perplexed. Even after I turn them upside down, there's always a good amount that seems stuck in there. Especially with those little bottles like the ones you get in hotels. Anyone have an easy solution?
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Old 04-27-2009, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
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Store them upside down, then you will get all the contents out. Or refill the bottle and reuse it, then you don't have to worry about emptying it out.

For scraping bowls in the kitchen to get everything out of them, I've found a bondo scraper works real well.
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Old 04-27-2009, 07:17 PM
 
Location: in here, out there
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I don't spread the peanut butter evenly on my toast. I leave bare spots. That makes the jar last longer.
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Old 04-28-2009, 11:22 AM
 
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lol. The peanut butter toast with bares spots made me laugh. I don't know why. I just keep picturing that sad little piece of toast....
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Old 04-28-2009, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Sad Toast!
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