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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.

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9 Responses to “A “Greener” Bathroom Tip”

  1. brampton cleaning service - April 11th, 2010 at 11:44 am

    This blog is awesome!
    I love toilet paper!!!!

  2. Bathroom Ideas Remodeling - June 4th, 2010 at 10:30 am

    nice post, I like

  3. Start a Cleaning Service Business - August 30th, 2010 at 12:26 am

    We really need to save the earth from being polluted, we have to save trees to have a green environment. That was a simple idea in the bathroom positioning the toilet papers to tear less.

  4. Cleaning Service - November 22nd, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Very informative, and inspiring. Just imagine how much trees are being cut just for a role of tissue paper? I hope this idea of yours can give us better insight on the pollution problem our world’s facing today. We need to teach our kids the greener way to live life, like this one. We need to work hand in hand to help conserve our natural resources.

  5. tree service eugene oregon - January 3rd, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Good observation by Someone must invent a new toilet paper holder that can help minimize the quantity used and maximize the use of toilet papers.

  6. Albuquerque Janitorial Services - February 8th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    It’s amazing the studies being done! People complain about these types of studies, but only because they only look at the title. This could save a lot of paper long range.

  7. Los Angeles Search Engine Optimization - October 5th, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Over instead of under… Interesting how that saves paper.

  8. Air Purifiers - October 5th, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    I am happy to say that at my house paper is hung over instead of under.

  9. Kevin Carney - March 11th, 2014 at 8:40 am

    Just think of all the petty arguments that might have been avoided had only this scientific study been available earlier!

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