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A “Greener” Bathroom Tip

Jan 30, 2009

With the recent push in environmentally ethical living, it’s become essential for the average household to give something back to our planet. Whether it’s through recycling or waste reduction, each household has a responsibility to run itself efficiently in a way that doesn’t leave a huge environmental footprint. If your home is thinking about making the first steps to “going green,” start out in the bathroom by enacting this clever tip.

Did you know that there is a greener way to hang your toilet paper in your bathroom? While this tip isn’t about buying recycled toilet paper or switching to a more eco-friendly brand, it is incredibly important for everyone to know.

There was an actual study posted by Current Configuration at last year that noted over hang is better than under hang – yes, it’s true. Current Configuration, a blog focused on improving quality of life, looked at tear mechanics and found that people tear less paper off when they hang their toilet paper with the hang side over rather than under, a valuable yet easy fix for many homes around the world. Current Configuration writes:

Toilet paper has a natural curve, a way of being that lends itself to certain orientations on the toilet paper spool. If handled with skill and knowledge, it can provide an abundance of both sanitation and comfort, quilted together in each square of pillowy ply.”

You don’t have to change the type of toilet paper you buy to do service to Mother Earth. Sometimes all it takes is a different orientation to make all the difference. If your looking for another way to green your bathroom, consider buying your toilet paper in bulk from Not only does this save on frequent grocery runs, but it also saves on packaging.

Simple Green Disinfectant, Simply Clean

Jan 30, 2009


We, the Sunshine Makers, as a socially responsible company, are committed to being worldwide market leaders providing quality, environmentally safe, cleaning products.” – Simple Green Company Mission

According to the company website, Simple Green Cleaners began over 30 years ago, many years before environmentally friendly cleaners were mandated by law. Bruce FaBrizio and his father developed a safer alternative to the toxic cleaners then being used to remove tannic acid, a by-product of coffee roasting, from roasting machinery. It took three years to perfect the biodegradable, not-toxic, non-flammable, non-abrasive formula. Today, that formula is known as Simple Green – the original “green” household cleaner.

Now, it’s more important than ever to be able to clean your home or your business with environmentally safe products that pose the least amount of danger to you, your family, your customers, and your world. Let help your home or business go green by offering Simple Green Cleaners to you at the best price on the net – an essential, no matter what your budget. Get your supply today and do your part to save the environment.

Give Your Kitchen Sink Cabinet a Makeover!

Jan 15, 2009

What's under your sink?

What's under your sink?

According to a recent report issued by, many of the usual household items you keep in your cabinet under your kitchen sink may not be as safe or as helpful as you originally thought. Taking a page from the report, which can be found at, and adding a few tips of our own, here’s the essentials you need to stock or toss to get the most out of your under the sink storage space:

Keep: All-purpose cleaners
Pick ones with an EPA Design for the Environment label, which indicates that the ingredients are as safe as possible for the environment and you.

Keep: Rubber gloves
They protect your hands from hot water and cleaners that can irritate or dry out your skin. Choose ones that reach at least halfway up your forearm like these Latex Gloves from

Toss: Oven cleaner
The chemicals in it can burn skin on contact, and the fumes hurt airways. Instead, sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda in a cool oven and spray with a mix of water and some liquid soap to dampen. Scrub with fine steel wool.

Keep: Disinfectants
Use these to clean a counter top where you’ve worked with raw meat or poultry. stocks several varieties, including Clorox Anywhere Hard Surface Spray to sterilize your counters or appliances before, after, and during food prep.

Toss: Sponges
Germs breed fast on these when wet, so be sure to store in a separate area. Also, “antibacterial” sponges aren’t a good option either. They’re likely treated with triclosan, an antimicrobial that might irritate sensitive skin and may harm the environment.

The First Toilet Paper Company

Jan 12, 2009

Welcome to the Toilet Paper World Blog! In the coming months, we’ll have plenty of news, fun facts, and other assorted tidbits to share with you, but first we want to say hello!

There’s no better way to kick off a blog about toilet paper than to talk about the secret origins of toilet paper, is there?

As with many household essentials, so many people under value the history that goes behind each and every convenience. At, we hope to educate you on the interesting and remarkable journeys each of our products has made to become leaders in their industry. To start out with, let’s examine the first commercial toilet paper company in the United States:

Scott Paper Company marketed the first rolls of toilet paper near the turn of the century, as it was founded in 1879 by brothers E. Irvin and Clarence Scott in Philadelphia. Originally, the small company purchased paper and tissue from outside suppliers and cut, rolled and packaged the paper for distribution to customers under private label names. It wasn’t until later, in 1896, a major turning point occurred in the history of Scott Toilet Paper. 1896 was the year when Irvin’s son Arthur joined the company. He convinced his father and uncle to phase out their private label business and concentrate on their own brand names, setting the stage for the company it is today. With this new business plan, Scott purchased the private label name Waldorf in 1902 and began producing this as their first brand name.

As sales grew, it became evident that production changes were necessary to guarantee consistency. In 1910, Scott bought an abandoned soap factory in Chester, 5 miles south of Philadelphia for $85,000 and began making their own parent rolls of tissue. By 1921, Waldorf represented 64% of Scott’s total case sales, leading to Scott’s declaration as the leading toilet paper company in 1925. Today, Scott Toilet Paper is part of Kimberly Clark, but still produces the same top quality products it did since its first roll at the turn of the century.

For more fun facts on the history of toilet paper, remember to visit the Toilet Paper Encyclopedia.

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