Having recently moved into a new house, expanding the size (and improving the quality) of the household by 100%, this is but one of the many essential decisions that we made. Yes, it’s the quintessential question — what is the correct way to hang a roll of toilet paper.
Infographic source: CurrentConfig, who also has a PDF version suitable for printing, folding and hanging on a toilet roll (should you know of someone who needs illumination on the proper technique).
Denise Sonnenberg says
You know life is good when these are some of the decisions you are faced with. I whole-heartedly agree Jeff. Should we get congress to take this up?
Karla Campos says
I am showing this one to the kids, I think when I show them visuals they will get a better understanding of teepee positioning lol
Mitch Devine says
This is important stuff that I learned when living with roommates. Now it’s the law of the land in my house. Why doesn’t everyone know this? Thank you for helping to, er, wipe out ignorance.
Sally K Witt, Social Media and Ministry says
Oh I have to show this to my husband! He will love it. I am guilty of hanging it whichever way its facing in my hand.
Cindy Ronzoni says
This was hysterically useful. I never could answer this question before, but now thanks to your thorough research and graphics I finally have the answer.
Max M. says
ALWAYS over! Lol. No debate about it.
OMG – hilarious…needed a laugh today!
Mandisa Makalima says
A friend of mine visited my house few years ago and told me the same thing… actually he went to every toilet to check if I did hang correctly… I g uess one gets to learn new things everyday…
Jeff Hester says
Thanks for the comments, everyone. Thought everyone could use a little comic relief on Wednesday. Although in all seriousness, it IS truly the one, right way.
Paula Henry says
Hysterical! I thought this was just a male/female issue; apparently, I was wrong.
LMAO!!!! I HAD to share this one. 😉
Debbie Miller says
Haha, awesome post! Thanks for the laugh, and I am happy to report I put my toilet paper on the role in the correct manner!
Ricardo Bueno says
Hahaha! Reading this, I’m actually quite excited to confirm that I’ve been doing it right all these years 🙂
Sukhraj Beasla says
Good to know I’ve been hanging it right. 🙂
I wish I could get people at work to get this straight in their minds. Every time I change the empty roll, someone comes behind me and changes it to the “under” way. Drives me crazy. Its the wrong way. LOL Maybe I should hand the pretty color pictures in the batroom. LOL
I may just print this out and hang it over the toilet roll holder. I have been known to forget myself and “correct” the direction of hanging in other people’s houses!
Mike Woods says
My first wife used to be really adamant about having the paper roll under. I’m emailing a link to this article to her. lol.
Kevin Hubble says
What is the remedy when the timing of the forward tear isn’t exactly perfect and six feet of paper is expelled into the air and onto the floor? Going the other way, the roll just spins around on itself.
If I’m a visitor in another home and find their TP hung incorrectly, I always turn it around for them. I figure it’s the least I can do to thank them for their hospitality.