December 28, 2008

Frugal Tip: Use it all Up!

I love a bargain - most people do. The above is my facial moisturizer - Olay Total Effects. I found two tubes that were about to expire at the end of the month and got 90% off! Yeah - $1.49 a tube.

To get the most value out of any consumable item - use it up - use all of it up. When you got to the end of a tube - you know the point - when it starts making those farting noises (insert childlike giggle) don't throw it out! Cut it open - use a q-tip. Get every last drop! I've been amazed at how many extra days I can get out of facial moisturizer, shampoo and toothpaste.

This idea also holds true for food items. Consider adding water to bottom of a jar of spaghetti sauce, or use a skinny scrapper to get to the bottom of a jar of mayo or peanut butter.

Waste not, Want not!
I challenge you in January to Use it Up!
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Anonymous said...

i hear ya - every last bit counts!

Esther said...

Have you seen those squeezie things that Wal-Mart sells in the toothpaste aisle? They're great- they squeeze every last drop of toothpaste/diaper cream/ moisturizer out!

letterstoelijah said...

I've actually cut tube open and taken a q-tip inside! I've never seen anything at wallyworld.... hmmm