Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Toothpaste, Part Deux

“Hey, look at this article. This guy is even more nuts than you are!”

“Excuse me?” I frowned and glared at Chris. “I am not nuts!”

Chris laughed. “If you say so. But read this anyway.”

It was an article about ways to get all of the toothpaste out of the tube. I’ve written about this topic before, and Chris was actually right (but please don’t tell him I said so). It makes me nuts when he throws away his toothpaste tube when there is obviously several days worth of toothpaste left.

Cut Open Your Toothpaste Tube To Scoop Out the Remains by Shep McAllister

If you've exhausted the binder clip and counter squeezing methods to coax extra toothpaste out of a tube, you can try cutting off the back of the container to fish out the remains.
Just as you would use a chip to scoop up the last bit of salsa from the side of a bowl, you can use the toothbrush to gather any remaining paste stuck to the sides of the tube. It may only be enough for one or two brushings, but it could still save you from having to drive to the pharmacy late at night before bed.
Anyway, after reading the above article from LifeHacker, I have learned one more way to get that last bit of toothpaste out of the tube. I’m so happy! And perhaps a little bit nuts.

Obviously, this whole toothpaste thing has made people nuts for years. This news article is from 1937.