Why toilet paper should go over the roll
It’s a debate that rages in many households, leads to grudges and even divorce – does the toilet paper go over or under the roll? The short answer is that it goes over the roll, and here’s why:
- Putting the paper over the roll ensures that no part of you or the paper touches the wall. The whole point of TP is to make an unsanitary activity a little more sanitary. In some countries, the water method is used with a generous dose of the left hand! (Of course, no matter which country you live in, you really should wash your hands after using the bathrooms.) If the paper touches the wall or you touch the wall with your now dirty hands, you are going to get the germs that are living on the wall and leave your germs there to create a petri dish of disease. Ewwww! No one wants that.
- If your toilet roll is positioned a little far from the seat (mostly in public toilet areas), someone who is shorter may have a difficult time reaching it. Giving that person an extra inch can mean the difference between getting to the TP and having an accident of some variety. And if you are in charge of cleaning the restroom, you don’t want ANY accidents at all.
- Disney Parks train their custodial staff to put the toilet paper over the roll. When it comes to cleaning a restroom, there is no one better in the business, and this little detail should settle the conversation once and for all.