TOOTHPASTE SQUEEZER FOR THE OCD MISER

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Are you one of those people who flies into a frothing rage if a guest (gasp!) squeezes the toothpaste in the middle? Do you lay the almost empty tube on the side of the sink and gently push the last of the minty gloop towards the opening, or even slice the tube open and scrub your toothbrush onto the newly-bared interior to mop up the last of the precious fluids?

Then you need to get out more. You also need the Toothpaste Squeezer, a $6 roller which both hangs the tube from your mirror with and in-built suction cup and at the same time uses a roller to gently compress the tube as you go, extracting the maximum value.

The hanging part actually looks more useful than the roller, which is destined to break soon enough. A better solution might be the slotted, key-shaped stick used to squeeze the last drop of oil-paint from a tube. They’re so cheap as to be almost free, even in overpriced art supply stores, and they work. Just don’t double-up, or you’ll have cadmium yellow teeth and breath that smells of linseed oil.

Being an ID major makes being poor fun! That’s what we told ourselves as indigent art students, inventing creative ways to get the last iota of toothpaste out of the tube. Anyone who’s dedicated time to this activity discovers a shocking amount of extra brushing sessions hidden in that seemingly flat foil wedge.

Methods we experimented with: flattening the tube between a 2×4 and the sink top, the “triangle fold,” mashing the tube flat with a ball-peen hammer (not recommended!), and cutting the tube open with a straight razor to scrape out the last 12 cents worth of fluoride goodness.

If we had access to tooling and start-up capital we’d have designed a product to solve the problem. We’d also have found quite a bit of competition–click the link below to see what’s out there.

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