|Project by Tinnocker||posted 08-04-2010 09:41 PM||2324 views||7 times favorited||14 comments|
I have 3 grown adult children, 2 girls and 1 boy living at home. They range in ages from 18 to 24. I must have failed in their toilet training when they were little because none of them know how to change the toilet roll! My wife and I have 3 bathrooms in our house the kids use 2 of them and every time my wife or I venture into or past them we notice that the roll of paper is sitting on the floor or the edge of the tub or on the sink. One time it was in the sink soaked with water! This has been a source of aggravation for the wife and I since they were potty trained (I use that term loosely). One day a couple of months ago I printed out a detailed illustrated instruction sheet explaining how to properly change the roll, even that didn’t get the message across.
A couple of weeks ago I saw one of the other Lumber Jocks posted pictures of a TP dispenser he made, and I shamelessly copied it. I finished it the other day and I’m going to install it tomorrow when my little darlings are at work. I can’t wait to see the look on their faces when they see it, (it’ll be sort of like a calf looking at a new gate!)
The principal of it is exactly the same as the one the other guy made ( I am so sorry I can’t remember your name to give you credit for your wonderful idea!) It holds 4 rolls and when the roll is empty it drops into the garbage can and a neww one takes it’s place. My wife and I still have to load it every week but at least we know that they aren’t going to end up in the sink or tub and the empties are not going to wind up on the floor like they do now.
-- Ted, Browns Mills, NJ http://www.twhgrafx.com/blog/ Darn! I cut it 3 times and it's still too short! I get ideas for things that I can make to make things easier for me to make!