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 TreeHugger.com 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 ToiletPaperWorld.com. Not only does this save on frequent grocery runs, but it also saves on packaging.