Best Way to Squeeze a Tube of Toothpaste
If we can perfect all of the little things in our lives, the bigger picture will look a lot better.
Take, for instance, driving - if everyone would perfect their blinker usage, there would probably be fewer crashes. Sounds simple enough, right?
If you were able to squeeze every bit of toothpaste out of the tube before tossing it in the trash, your life would be better, right? (Or am I the only one who is OCD about waste??)
I was gifted a device a number of years ago and, though it may sound simple, it brings me joy each time I use it.
It's a device that is used to extract the majority of the toothpaste from the tube and - at the same time - helps to keep your sink area a little more presentable.
I say a "majority of the toothpaste" because - let's face it - you'll never get out every bit of toothpaste from that tube.
The device is called a Tube-Wringer and, yes, they are available online.
I am including a link to the product search results page, because I am not promoting one brand over another, I'm just telling you how this product brings me joy (it's the little things).
The particular brand of this device I was gifted, the "Tube-Wringer", can be purchased from RioGrande.com, and it looks like this.
The product is exactly what it says it is - a tube wringer.
Remember the old-fashioned washing machines with the crank-style wringer? Or the crank-style wringer at the car wash? It's two rollers that are spaced barely apart that you run wet clothes or rags through to squeeze out most of the water.
Well, the tube wringer works in the same way.
In the photo above, you can see that I've already used the tube wringer on this tube of toothpaste and, as you can see, it's also time for me to buy more toothpaste!
This particular device has indentions along the length of the rollers (or teeth, I guess) that fit almost perfectly together but are spaced far enough apart to allow for the thickness of the tube itself.
By allowing for the thickness of the tube, most everything in the tube is pushed forward as you use the wringer.
When you feed the tail of the tube into the wringer and begin to turn the crank while holding pressure to keep the wringer closed on the tube, the contents of the tube get pushed forward, leaving just the tube behind!
As you can see in this final photo, the toothpaste is almost all pushed to the business end of the tube and, as a result, you will save money in the long run.
Now, will it be enough money to make up for the purchase of the Tube-Wringer? I'm not certain, and I am not about to do the math.
Anyway, this was a gift, and, as simple as it is, it brings me joy each time I use it.
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