What happens when you get to the end of something in a jar only to realize there’s still quite a bit left in the container with no way to get it out?
Most people end up calling it quits and throwing the jar away, but I hate doing that; especially with the things I spent good money on (particularly skincare products).
I’ve tried using Q-tips to get products out of the hard to reach places, also using brute force to shake or tap has been an alternative method as well. There must be an easier and more efficient way to remedy this issue.
When I was a teenager, my mom gave me a set of The Cosmetic Spatty Tools to use for my cosmetics. Although, I don’t think I appreciated their potential back then, because they spent a good portion of their time forgotten in the back of my bathroom drawer.
Recently, I’ve cleaned out the drawers in my bathroom and came across this handy tool again. Having been reunited with this underappreciated tool a few weeks ago, I’ve been able to use Spatty both in the kitchen and in the bathroom to get every last bit of something out of a jar or container.
Cheryl Ridgon invented the Spatty, which is a miniature-sized spatula, after her continued frustration with the inability to use the last bit of her cosmetics. She first invented Spatty to use in the bathroom for various cosmetics and then went on to produce a larger version of Spatty for use in the kitchen, garage, and crafts.
In 2012, she went on ABC’s Shark Tank to pitch her new invention to a group of successful investors. Even though she did not get an investment from Shark Tank, she did receive mentorship from Daymond John.
After receiving them, it was time to put the original Spatty that I owned as a teenager and the new Spatty pair to good use saving me money by helping me get more out of my products.
Examples: In the kitchen
I was making a sandwich for lunch one day and wanted to add some mustard to the bread. When I grabbed the jar, I realized that there wasn’t much left and was only able to squeeze out a small amount. I used the Kitchen Spatty to get every last bit of mustard out of the jar. Success! My sandwich was delicious if I do say so myself.
Similarly, my husband and I were cooking pasta one evening. I love adding a hint of garlic to pasta dishes to give it a richer taste, so I retrieved the jar of minced garlic from the fridge (since I don’t have the time to peel and chop fresh garlic, we get the minced garlic in a jar variety at the grocery store – please don’t judge too harshly).
There was hardly any garlic left in the bottom of the jar, but there was plenty under the lip of the container just out of reach of a normal spoon. So I took the handy dandy (does anyone say that anymore?) Spatty and scooped the rest of the garlic out with no problem at all.
On a different day, we were cooking up some stir fry with fresh broccoli, carrots, bean sprouts, and snow peas among other various ingredients. In my opinion, there’s nothing better than a good stir fry for dinner after work. I used the Spatty to scrape the jar of Sambal Oelek (Asian chili paste) squeaky clean; since we love adding spice to our dishes.
Examples: In the bathroom
I take good care of my skin; as a result, I invest my well-earned money in good quality skincare products. Since most of them are fairly expensive, I like using Spatty to get every last drop out of the container. In the past few weeks, I’ve used up three of my favorite ones.
First, I got to the end of my Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix. I grabbed Spatty out of the drawer and scooped out the remaining eye cream from the very bottom. I was able to make this jar last a few more days. Then my Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream was running dangerously low, so I used Spatty to scrape the sides of the jar, saving my skin and reminding me to immediately put a new order in to replace the empty one. Last, but certainly not least, I used Spatty to help me get one more application out of my most favorite face mask of all time – Kiehl’s Calendula and Aloe Soothing Hydration Masque. Thanks to Spatty, I saved money by getting the most out of my skincare products.
If you like knowing you’re getting your money’s worth out of the products you buy, then the Spatty will be your new best friend.