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Lean Times Tools - The Lean Times


Jun 23, 2014 Frugality , , , 3 Comments

Being Lean should not be difficult or time consuming. I have a few tools I keep around the house to make living Lean a bit easier. I have small spatulas in different parts of the house – one in the bathroom to every last bit of skin cream out of jars and one in the kitchen to get out that last drop of a condiment. I love this set of different coloured spatulas. You can nominate a colour for the job it does or the room it lives in.


My other little tool is child’s safety scissors to cut the end of toothpaste tubes, that very expensive Aveda conditioner or moisturizer. You would be surprised how much more is hidden in the nozzle at the end of a tube.

Make it as easy as possible to be Lean – it is always easier to open a new tube or jar then to go into a different room to get the spatula or scissors.


  • Ladybagz
    Nov 16, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Aah this is why I read your blog 😀

  • Meg
    Jul 16, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    This is such a good idea. It’s amazing sometimes how much comes out of tube. My regular moisturiser is devil for this. Last time I thought it was done I cut the tube open and got another two weeks’ of daily use from it.

  • Viviana
    Jul 16, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Hi Megan, thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. Yes, those foxy package designers make us think something is empty when in fact there is quite a bit still in the tube. It drives me mad that my beloved throws out the shampoo and tooth paste when there are still a few more uses in them.

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