How do you make sure you use the last bit of everything?
This is cross-posted to my new frugal/growing/making/cooking blog, The Really Good Life.
I’ve reached the end … of my shampoo bottle and our mayonnaise jar. And it made me wonder…
Every vaguely-frugal/green family has their own tricks for getting those last bits of gloop, sauce, oil or whatever out of jars and bottles – but what are your top tips?
Most bottles – from condiments to shampoo – are easily emptied by standing them upside down for a few hours.
Cooking sauces – jars/cans of tomatoes – are easy too: a little squish of water around to pull off the last of the sauce/juice then into the pan it goes to be reduced off.
Cooking oils bottles and jams & honey jars get left in a bowl of hot water to make the remaining contents a little runny and easier to pour out.
Metal squeezy tubes – like tomato puree and old school toothpaste – can be rolled up and squeezed, but the new plastic toothpaste tubes aren’t so rollable – cutting them open seems the only option.
What other methods do you use?