Just how far will you go to save money?
Sara Noel, founder of the Frugal Village, thinks people should make better use out of everyday items lying around the house. And she has a big following, one that loves squeezing just a little bit more out of every dollar.
When Consumer Reports ran a series of tests to gauge how much skin lotion, detergent, and toothpaste is typically left over after you think you’ve used it all up, they determined that, depending on the product, almost a quarter of the stuff you paid for could have easily been tossed in the trash.
The tests found out that lotions were the hardest to empty, and pump bottles leave 20% of the lotion behind.
To get at the rest, swap out the pump with a regular lid or flip-top saved from another empty bottle. Turn the bottle upside down to let gravity do its work, according to this report. You can also add a tiny bit of water or apply heat to eke out those last drops.
Is this more trouble than it's worth or do you have a frugal tip that's served you well?
By Gordon Powers, MSN Money