When my oldest was a toddler, I became quite adept at re-rolling a completely unrolled roll of toilet paper. I viewed it as a rite of passage and considered myself now fully entrenched in the mommy camp. After all, isn't that skill right at the top of every mom's "now I am officially a mother" list?
Well, that was then. Three kids later, I've learned that the ability to re-roll an unrolled roll of toilet paper in 30 seconds flat is one I could do without.
But the problem is, how do you keep kids from enjoying that swipe with wild abandon that sets a toilet paper roll spinning and unfurling ? Obviously you take away the joy of the act. When unrolling a roll of toilet paper takes 10 minutes instead of 10 seconds, it's lost its luster. Or at least it has for my kids.
And to do that, you just squish the roll of toilet paper before you hang it. (Place it on its side on a counter and press down firmly with your palm.) This flattens the cardboard roll just enough that unrolling it actually requires a little effort.
Maybe you're already doing this. I hope you are! But I'd like to think I'm not the only person out there who didn't know this little trick until I stumbled upon it quite by accident. So if it's new to you, give it a shot. I bet it will work for you too!
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