I am officially loving sachets.

@moirai (1471)
Philippines
April 1, 2017 8:44pm CST
Not sure about other countries, but here in my country, there are a lot of products that are available in smaller amounts packaged in sachets - toothpaste, shampoo, facial washes,... These are normally packaged in tubes and bottles, but here, they are also available in sachets. This also applies to food items like ketchup, sauces... many other things. Now, supposedly (I haven't really computed), you'll save on money if you buy the bigger package because the same volume in (many) smaller packages are priced a little higher compared to the same volume in a bigger tube or bottle. However, I personally don't like having to wrestle with a tube of toothpaste or facial wash when you're down to the last bits of it. =P Even with those curler thingies (don't know what they're called) that's supposed to help you squeeze out all the contents of a tube, I'm still not satisfied. (Or maybe I just don't know how to use them properly. =P ) The only sure way (I think) to get everything out of a tube is if you cut it open. xD On the other hand, getting every last bit of the product from sachets is so much easier. Oh, this reminds me... whoever had the bright idea of putting those hard plastic tube mouths on sandwich spread pouches? Bad idea, IMO. Makes it resealable, I get it. (This is the downside of sachets - not resealable.) But I find the stuff leftover in those things wasteful. =( Do you prefer using products in tubes or sachets? Which is more important for you, less waste or resealability (if that is a word)?
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@PatZAnthony (12262)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
2 Apr 17
Something that is not resealable would not be too popular with us. We make toothpaste and other things at home (odd, but we do) and that saves us some money.
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@moirai (1471)
• Philippines
2 Apr 17
Ooooh, nice. Homemade toothpaste? Now, I'm wondering about that. Care to share how it's made?
@shivamani10 (11132)
• Hyderabad, India
2 Apr 17
yes. It is very annoying to squeeze out something inside a tube. I hate it when it comes to toothpaste. It makes me lazy as gives an impression there is still something inside and will come out if I try to squeeze. How much can I do like that and for how many times? Moreover, carrying such things in Sachets while traveling is very comfortable and makes the luggage very light.
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@moirai (1471)
• Philippines
2 Apr 17
Ah! But I guess that could also be a problem when travelling. I mean, when they are still unopened, they will be fine. But once the sachets are opened, we must be careful to put it in another container (plastic, for example) because they might accidentally get squeezed and put toothpaste all over other things in your luggage.
• Trinidad And Tobago
4 Apr 17
Depends on what I am buying. I like tubes better if I am able to screw a cover back on. Sachets for me are messier...like fabric softener or ketchup. I have to pour these things out in a bottle to keep for later use. But I am old school and sachets are my second choice. I hate this 'disposable society' we are living in. I still save bottles to reuse later...and I miss that.
@RubyHawk (20970)
• Atlanta, Georgia
2 Apr 17
I always take the largest items for the best prices.
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
2 Apr 17
I love the reseability of things, but with some things I do prefer the smaller boxes, cases, tubes etc.
@crossbones27 (17530)
• Redlands, California
2 Apr 17
Most people I would think would like resealable because we be lazy in many areas. Only because they make us work so hard. So no one get offended. Myself, me be thrifty. Less waste and more paste. You like that I just made that up.
@Shavkat (54399)
• Philippines
2 Apr 17
If I am living solo, I will go for sachets. But I am living with my family and things will not be enough if it is in sachets of products.