Introduction: Use ALL the Contents of a Bottle of Liquid

It's can be very frustrating trying to get the last traces of a liquid product out of a bottle, especially if the product is expensive, sold in a pump bottle with a short tube and/or cannot be heated or diluted. I use a couple spare caps from empties* to make connectors that allow me to transfer the contents of a nearly-empty bottle to a nearly-full bottle. This method works on products you use regularly - because they have identical caps and bottle sizes. If you know what the toy "a tornado in a bottle" is, this connector will seem familiar. You can leave the bottles connected, unattended, for as long as necessary without worrying about them being knocked over. The connector can be reused indefinitely as long as you are careful about not drenching the duct tape when you clean it and as long as the manufacturer doesn't change the packaging/cap size.

*To get started, you actually need only one spare cap, because you use the cap from the nearly-empty bottle you want to empty and discard as the second half of the connector.

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gimpysgirl (author)2015-09-06

I actually have a double-sided connector that I bought at the store. It was for ketchup bottle emptying but, of course, works for all kinds of bottles. Be on the lookout. Such cool things are usually found hanging in random places as you stroll down the grocery aisles.

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Quanah (author)2014-02-12

The problem now is that you have a cap that won't seal. I use hot water or heat also like Mr_Liss

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Mr_Liss (author)2014-02-11

I add water (or heat, depending on the liquid) to make the dregs more viscous. The duct tape and your time also have value. What are they worth compared to the value of the dregs?

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