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    franky
    Get it all out
    • #1
    • 11th Oct 04, 12:34 PM
    Get it all out 11th Oct 04 at 12:34 PM
    How do you get the last little bit of ketchup or salad dressing from the bottle or jar? Or the last bit of makeup/toothpaste out of the tube?

    here are some of my ways
    anymore anyone?

    After lotion/shampoo bottles etc seem empty and I've stood them upside down, there's always some left. I've found that removing the caps and warming the bottles in a microwave for a few seconds makes the contents flow easier again.

    I add a little vinegar added to salad dressing bottles, which loosens most of the rest of the rest of the dressing.
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  • 16011996
    • #2
    • 11th Oct 04, 12:52 PM
    Re: Get it all out
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    • 11th Oct 04, 12:52 PM
    toothpaste tubes: i cut the bottom off bu the seam, and stick my brush in.
    foundation, i warm in warm water for few seconds, same with mascara.
    jam, warm in the oven for few mins, (i usually do this as its cooling after cooking)
    washing up liquid. when nearly empty add couple teaspoons water, shake, and leave overnight to settle. then when cant squeeze out any more, put bottle in sink, you'll get another wash, and usually one from the lid too, as it gets a bit gunked up on the inside. works with hand washes too.

    shampoo, soak in warm water before last couple of uses.

    breadcrumbs in the bottom of bread wrapper.bag, i tip into a bag in the freezer, they soon mount up.

    tinned rice pud/custard, add a bit of milk, swish around, gets last bits off side.

    soups add bit of warm water, swish around, gets it off the sides, same with beans, spagetti etc.

    can't think of anymore for now.

    160.



  • 16011996
    • #3
    • 11th Oct 04, 12:57 PM
    Re: Get it all out
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    • 11th Oct 04, 12:57 PM
    if you can't get a bottle of ketchup, or salad cream started, poke s straw up it, the air goes to the top, and the stuff will flow out. works every time.
  • Allexie
    • #4
    • 11th Oct 04, 1:39 PM
    Re: Get it all out
    • #4
    • 11th Oct 04, 1:39 PM
    cor...dead impressed!
  • Lucie
    • #5
    • 11th Oct 04, 2:49 PM
    Re: Get it all out
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    • 11th Oct 04, 2:49 PM
    When nail varnish goes all gunky & sticky, put in a couple of drops of nail varnish remover (only a couple - add more if you need to) to loosen it off. If you keep nail varnish in the fridge, it won't go all thick & yucky, it should stay nice & runny.

    I always cut tubes of moisturiser/handcream etc in half to get the last bit out. You usually find there is enough for more than one use too. Cover with clingfilm to stop it drying out
    • MATH
    • By MATH 11th Oct 04, 7:19 PM
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    MATH
    • #6
    • 11th Oct 04, 7:19 PM
    Re: Get it all out
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    • 11th Oct 04, 7:19 PM
    No bottle is left un-upended, no tube unslashed and no tin unswilled. You get loads out of 'empty' bottles
  • 16011996
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    • 11th Oct 04, 7:27 PM
    Re: Get it all out
    • #7
    • 11th Oct 04, 7:27 PM
    also, slighlty off topic, i hit my veg peeler with hammer to make it flatter so i don't waste as much veggies when peeling, i.e. carrots, potatoes etc.
    • robnye
    • By robnye 11th Oct 04, 7:51 PM
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    robnye
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    • 11th Oct 04, 7:51 PM
    Re: Get it all out
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    • 11th Oct 04, 7:51 PM
    also, slighlty off topic, i hit my veg peeler with hammer to make it flatter so i don't waste as much veggies when peeling, i.e. carrots, potatoes etc.

    LMAO...... he he ;D

    i use a razor..... ha ha, much thinner slices
  • franky
    • #9
    • 11th Oct 04, 9:19 PM
    Re: Get it all out
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    • 11th Oct 04, 9:19 PM


    LMAO...... he he ! ;D

    i use a razor..... ha ha, much thinner slices
    hope it's a new one :-X
  • 16011996
    Re: Get it all out
    bleach can be rinsed with drop of water to get last out, and always lean it on one side if its got a bent neck to make sure none is stuck.
    • MATH
    • By MATH 11th Oct 04, 11:37 PM
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    MATH
    Re: Get it all out
    PMSL ! 160. Your scrimping knows no bounds. You could use the peelings as earings ala SMASH.
    • robnye
    • By robnye 12th Oct 04, 2:08 AM
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    robnye
    Re: Get it all out
    PMSL ! 160. Your scrimping knows no bounds. You could use the peelings as earings ala SMASH.

    or even make 'hooch' alcohol out of them for christmas...... yeh hic hic ;D
  • 16011996
    Re: Get it all out
    PMSL ! 160. Your scrimping knows no bounds. You could use the peelings as earings ala SMASH.
    :-[ do i come accross as tight??
    • tru
    • By tru 12th Oct 04, 11:43 AM
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    tru
    Re: Get it all out

    :-[ do i come accross as tight??
    No. Resourceful ;D

    I had 15 moisturiser samples from the freebies board a few weeks ago, I cut them open and squeezed them into a small tupperware box. Then I opened them all up properly and scraped all the contents out with a knife, I was amazed how much was still in the sachets. It lasted ages ;D
  • franky
    Re: Get it all out
    I always get 3 or 4 applications out of a one use sachet too
    • tru
    • By tru 12th Oct 04, 1:34 PM
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    tru
    Re: Get it all out
    Me too, I'm sure most people use too much :-/
  • 16011996
    Re: Get it all out
    on that front, i have shoulder length hair, but i only use about a 50p size blob of shampoo, or conditioner. always amazes me how much people use. my daughters hair is halfway down her back, but i only need twice this amount. as for my boys hair, i use about 1p size blob, as it is so short.
  • franky
    Re: Get it all out
    You know that product you can buy that cleans all of the buildup out of your hair

    well I use washing up liquid instead, just a small blob once a month, makes hair squeaking clean, and been doing it for years and no damage to hair at all
  • 16011996
    Re: Get it all out
    another one, cardboard cartons of milk & juice with thoise plastic pourers on the lids. when you can't get anymore out, cut the top off, you will find there a surprising amount in there.

    to make lipstick go further when you get to the end, scrape out what is left, mix with a little vaseline and seal in a container. will go on for ages, and moisturizes your lips while your at it.

    all the crumby bits from weetabix left in bottom of box, freeze with breadcrumds for crunchy coatings. (this also works with powdery bit from cornflakes, bran flakes, etc, but nothing with sugar or syrup etc on).

    i'll keep adding more as i come accross them, unless i'm boring everyone.


    • MATH
    • By MATH 12th Oct 04, 4:14 PM
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    MATH
    Re: Get it all out
    I dilute our economy shower gel with the same volume of water and decant into an expensive shower gel bottle which whips the product into a mousse as it comes out. One bottle is lasting ages.
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