POLL: Toothpaste - Are you a Roller or a Squeezer?

Emily HurleyDecember 27, 2013
If you share a bathroom with someone, you can drive each other crazy with seemingly simple things, like sharing toothpaste if you are not on the same page. (See also: which way does the toilet paper hang?)
Roll it!
Squeeze it!
Other - Tell us below!
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countbla
Neither, current one is in a small flip-top squeeze bottle... Not sure if it's any better for getting all of it out, but doesn't look all torn up. I vaguely remember a gadget we had growing up, that fit over the end of the tube to wind it up neatly, even had some apparently cutsey (at the time) flowers that matched the toothbrush holder/tumbler/wastebasket.
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ASVInteriors
Chuckling at countbla's comment. That gadget was the cause of a break up in a previous life!
1 Like    Bookmark   December 27, 2013 at 5:20PM
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Darzy
Squeeze, then roll when it's hard to squeeze. :)
4 Likes    Bookmark   December 27, 2013 at 5:26PM
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countbla
Found a pic on eBay (not sure it's the exact same but that was like 40 years ago lol)... They're still out there apparently...
4 Likes    Bookmark   December 27, 2013 at 5:39PM
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rredpenn
I roll, and use a binder clip on the end, and ALWAYS replace the top. He squeezes and leaves the top off... so we have two kinds of toothpaste... his and mine!
2 Likes    Bookmark   December 27, 2013 at 8:00PM
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grobby
I'm a squeezers!
1 Like    Bookmark   December 27, 2013 at 8:22PM
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sjkingston
Why is this considered a "Design Dilemma?"
5 Likes    Bookmark   December 27, 2013 at 9:04PM
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wantsideas
You can currently buy a plain white "gadget" at the Container Store. I have an old one from Germany that I use and there is zero waste. HIS toothpaste is by his sink and is squeezed in the middle with cap sometimes on and sometimes off.
2 Likes    Bookmark   December 28, 2013 at 6:27AM
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Curt D'Onofrio
Squeeze it. But my soul mate is a roller. She's a lot more frugal then me
3 Likes    Bookmark   December 28, 2013 at 7:30AM
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industrialing
@sjkingston designers brush their teeth too ;)
2 Likes    Bookmark   December 28, 2013 at 8:58AM
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armipeg
My teenage sons squeeze it and I roll it afterwards. These actions are repeated until the last drop :)
2 Likes    Bookmark   December 28, 2013 at 9:46AM
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happyasaclam
Hubby and I don't share the same taste in toothpaste so we each have our own tubes :)
3 Likes    Bookmark   December 28, 2013 at 10:00AM
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happyasaclam
armipeg, we do the same thing. It's harder, though now that the tubes are plastic and not metal.
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armipeg
@happyasaclam you're right, they unroll and then we're back to square one. I'm going to get "toothpaste tube squeezers". They're around $1 online.
1 Like    Bookmark   December 28, 2013 at 6:38PM
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jn3344
Roll it...of course!
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lefty47
HI -- The way the tubes are made now they don't stay squeezed or rolled , but I do lay the tube flat on the counter and use the handle of the toothbrush to push the paste down to the nozzle end . Went to squeeze a new tube of paste when it all started to come out the end , it had not sealed properly ,-- what a mess all down my arm and all over the counter . Very hard to clean up . So now I check the new tube before I use it . My husband and I usually have our own tubes and kinds . And we store our supplies in the cabinet -- I don't like it when people have this stuff out on display -- also very unsanitairy .
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chookchook2
Me and my best squeeze, squeeze.
3 Likes    Bookmark   December 29, 2013 at 12:55AM
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chookchook2
Whether we roll as well is our business.
7 Likes    Bookmark   December 29, 2013 at 12:55AM
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chookchook2
Seriously, unbelievable.
2 Likes    Bookmark   December 29, 2013 at 12:56AM
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mefor
Squeeze bottle, much tidier. Goes in medicine cabinet, but we each have our own.
2 Likes    Bookmark   December 29, 2013 at 3:13AM
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Barnhart Gallery
mforr -- ditto!
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Luciana
Because he used to never put the top back on, I switched to canisters like the one below. No need to squeeze or roll or worry about tops - it helps with the domestic bliss!
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Studio M Interior Design
Don't squeeze it. For the love of God, please don't squeeze the toothpaste tube lol
1 Like    Bookmark   December 30, 2013 at 10:03AM
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