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Clorox Helps Flush Out the San Francisco Toilet Torcher

Mar 26, 2009

Since November of last year, over 30 portable toilets have been set on fire in San Francisco, resulting in over $50,000 worth of property damage. So far the arsonist has not been caught.

But now, Clorox is on the criminal’s trail. Clorox has teamed with the San Francisco Mayor’s Office and S.A.F.E. to initiate  ”Operation Flush the Outhouse Arsonist” and listed a $5,000 reward and a years supply of toilet products for information leading to the arrest of the arsonist.  

“As the nation’s leader in toilet cleaning and a local company, Clorox feels strongly that toilets and bathrooms should be cleaned, not destroyed…especially in our own backyard,” said Dan Gagen, marketing manager for the Clorox Family of Toilets Products. “You could say that it’s a crappy job, but somebody’s got to do it.

Clorox Family of Toilet Products is also deploying a Potty Patrol on Tuesday, March 24 that will be stationed on the streets of San Francisco to distribute information about the effort and details on how residents can plunge into action. (See details below).

POTTY PATROL DETAILS

WHO: The Clorox Family of Toilet Products Potty Patrol

WHERE: On the corner of Sansome and Pacific (San Francisco, CA)

WHEN: 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday March 24, 2009

The Toilet Bowl of Rights

With a line-up of toilet cleaning products, Clorox strongly supports the rights of every toilet. The company holds these truths as self-evident that all toilets are created equal with certain inalienable rights:

- Right to be clean

- Right to be sanitary

- Right to smell fresh

- Right to not be set on fire

Hopefully with Clorox’s help San Francisco toilets can be safe once more. If you have any tips to contribute to the search, visit www.Clorox.com. Comment below and let us know what you think of this bathroom injustice!

SitOrSquat.com: Your Secret to the Best Bathroom

Mar 25, 2009

When you’re on the road or on the go, shouldn’t it be easier to find a clean public restroom to do your business in? Well to simplify the task, the beloved Charmin Bears are acting as a guide.

There’s a new website called SitOrSquat.com that helps travelers find clean public restrooms. The site, hosted by Charmin’s owner, Procter and Gamble, is an interactive web page and mobile application that depends on publicSit or Squat.com feedback to identify where clean, comfortable restrooms are. Originally based off of a smaller, personal blog, SitOrSquat.com may just change the way that you, well, go.

According to the official About Us page, SitOrSquat.com is a site that is “dedicated to telling you where the closest place to relieve yourself is and whether or not that place is worth even sitting or squatting (or standing) at. We all find ourselves needing a public restroom every once in a while, whether it’s walking down a city block or driving on a highway with a few whining kids in the backseat.”

The site can be personalized for each member based on their needs and preferences in bathroom usage based on several criteria. A member is also able to create a list of their favorite toilets as well as share them with their friends, so that going to the bathroom moves beyond a private matter and now becomes an interesting topic for discussion. As time goes by and more data is recorded, the site will continue to get more accurate in ratings as well as more options in places to go – an essential for the busy traveler or picky public bathroom user.

Do your hiney a favor and add it to your mobile phone or bookmark it as a favorite website. Trust us – it’s worth it.

Wet-Naps: Making the World A Little Easier

Mar 20, 2009

Wet Naps

Have you ever been caught without something to clean your hands with when you need it most? Have you ever been frustrated by messy fingers after eating your favorite fair foods? How about feeling icky after touching things in a public bathroom, only to find that there’s no soap left? To avoid feeling uncomfortable in many of life’s little predicaments like these, it’s important to come prepared. Wet-Naps are designed to do just that: keep you prepared for life’s unexpected messes.

Whether you’re in the office or on to go, Wet-Naps can always prove to be useful. These lemon scented, gentle wipes are great for giving your hands or face the cleaning it needs to feel fresh. Not to mention, they’re individually wrapped, making them a great option for throwing in your purse, desk, backpack, or car so you’ll always be prepared to handle the occasional meal of barbecue ribs or that smudge on your face after going to the gym.

Wet Naps

Reduce Your Carbon-Footprint, Household Budget

Mar 11, 2009

Convenience is essential in most families, so it’s important to be able to find cleaning products and other household items that meet one’s needs immediately and keep the household running smoothly. While this may seem a fairly easy task, it’s actually more difficult than it seems to find ways to keep your household stocked with the essentials it needs and still be a smart consumer. More often than not, busy families fall prey comfortable habits that negatively impact the environment as well as their overall budget. Disposable everything has led to increased carbon footprints, as well as hundreds of wasted dollars each year in the average household. To reduce your impact on the planet both ecologically and economically, here are three simple tips from ToiletPaperWorld.com:

No More Cases of Bottled Water
Buy one good stainless steel or other reusable water bottle that you or members of your family could use every day, refilling as necessary, and it’s paid for itself in under two weeks. Not to mention, by avoiding buying cases of bottled water, you can avoid the unnecessary cost as well as the hassle of trying to recycle the used bottles, which in some cases, end up in a landfill anyway.

Clean Up the Way You Wipe Up

Rather than running for your Paper Towels every time you make a spill, try using sponges or dish cloths to mop of the mess. While paper towels may not be able to be eliminated from your household, you can however buy them smarter. ToiletPaperWorld.com carries Paper Towels, including environmentally friendly brands, that are perfect for outfitting your home.

Ditch the Single Serves

Single serving food items may be great for convenience, however, they actually cost you much more on your grocery bill and create unnecessary waste. To combat this problem and still get your family fed for the best value, use reusable food storage containers and buy their favorite foods in bulk. The savings will appear immediately.

Unique Toilets – Candy Toilet

Mar 6, 2009

Toilet Made From Candy

What a unique toilet! This is a very odd toilet!

Five Less Obvious Uses for Toilet Paper

Mar 5, 2009

Toilet Paper
You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out what you’re supposed to use toilet paper for. However, toilet paper has infinite uses and here are some helpful ones when you’re in a pinch!

1.Toilet paper is an excellent substitute for tissues.
So, the next time you quiver at the sight of an empty tissue box, just grab a roll and all will be right again.

2. Scribble that golden idea onto a piece of toilet paper before it’s lost forever!
Many of history’s greatest writers have written their most famous lines on napkins, and bathroom tissue can serve the same purpose. So, if there’s no paper around, grab some toilet tissue!

3.Great for dusting or cleaning.
Unlike some other cloths, toilet paper is bright white, so it’s very easy to see how much dirt has accumulated. This way, you’ll immediately know when you need a new piece (so that you’re not putting the dirt you just collected right back onto the object being cleaned). Since it’s so soft as well, you won’t have to worry about damaging your furniture.

4. If you’ve got a spill and there are no paper towels in sight.
Toilet paper too is soft and absorbent, and it is therefore an ideal candidate for defusing this kind of situation.

5. Protecting your floor when moving furniture
Place it beneath the legs of your furniture so that the floor is not scratched when the furniture is moved.

Toilet Paper Origami Made Easy

Mar 3, 2009

Toilet Paper Origami (also called toilegami) is the origami-style folding of toilet paper, seen in many luxurious hotels, spas, or even institutions of fine dining. In Japan, this form of origami is incredibly popular.

Most of the time, people tend to think of TP origami as the end of a roll of toilet paper taking the form of a triangle, however, some people have gotten even more creative, opting instead to create clamshell or fan shaped designs. Some origami enthusiasts have even go so far as to create flowers, boats, and butterflies at the end of a roll as a display of art form. Here’s how to do one fancy trick that’s sure to spruce up any bathroom:

The Pleated Fold

1.With the toilet paper still attached to the roll, pull out about 2 or 3 squares worth of Toilet Paper and stretch it towards you. Fold raw edge under about ½”.

2.Continue to fold the TP in an up-and-down, accordion fashion. Make at least 7 to 10 folds, the more the better. Compress the pleats into a tight stack.

3.Fold the stack of pleats in half towards you.

4.Squeeze the stack together pressing the creases firmly.

5.Release the stack of pleats and allow the folds to relax. Find the two pleats that are closest to one another (shown with arrow).

6.Expanded view; only two layers shown: Hold the two layers closest to one another and fold the corner to form a small triangle. Fold this corner once more to lock the two halves together.

7.Gently layer the pleated TP onto the roll. Arrange and fluff the TP until you have an inverted fan-like structure.

Toilet Paper Fun for Kids!

Mar 3, 2009

All you need is a few supplies and a child's imagination!

All you need is a few supplies and a child's imagination!

When it comes to making something out of something that doesn’t seem to exciting, leave it to kids to come
up with the best idea ever. Toilet Paper crafts, like Toilet Paper Roll puppets, can be a great way for your child to show off some creativity while using easy to find materials right at home. Here’s how to make one of your own:

Materials Needed:
- Toilet Paper and/or Paper Towel Rolls
- Craft Sticks
- Glue
- Scissors
- Construction Paper
- Various Craft Supplies (felt, moving eyes, yarn, etc.)


Instructions:

Very simple!
Decorate the cardboard toilet paper rolls to make different people or animals. You can even cut them to different heights. Use the misc. craft supplies to make hair, clothes, mouths, etc. Use the scissors to cut out the details you want in 3-D, or add on other craft supplies. If you’re feeling really artistic, you can also paint your rolls to resemble just about anything!
Glue the craft sticks inside the bottom edge of the cardboard roll for handles, so you can have a puppet show later! Remember – be creative!

How To Organize Your Cleaning Supplies

Mar 3, 2009

Cleaning Supplies

As Spring Cleaning season looms just around the corner, you can start to get a head start on your cleaning routine today by opting to organize your cleaning supplies. By taking the time to get your spics and spans in a row, you can be sure that cleaning will be easier and less frustrating than you last remember. After all, Spring Cleaning can be a very rewarding experience when you get it done right. Here are the steps you need to get your supplies ready for the fight against dirt, grime and dust bunnies:

Step 1: Find A Space
Most people tend to shove their supplies under a shelf, in a cupboard, or even in a bucket in a closet. The point of organizing your cleaning supplies is to find a space where it can fit comfortably and be dedicated to storing just cleaning supplies. If you don’t have an entire closet to devote, you can always think about setting aside part of a pantry, a nook under a staircase, or even an organized bin.

Step 2: Clean Up
Sort through your supplies and sort out what’s unnecessary. If you have two half-used bottles of the same product, combine them together. Pitch brooms, mops, or rags that are worn out beyond repair. Start organizing your products by room, type, or whatever way works best for you. Try to secure loose items like brooms, rags, and bottles by tossing them in bins, buckets, or hanging them up on racks, hooks or similar.

Step 3: Stock Up
Once you’ve cleared out the clutter, replenish your supply of depleted cleaning products. ToiletPaperWorld.com is your source for finding the Cleaning Supplies You need to restore your cleaning space to where it should be – just in time for Spring Cleaning.

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