By Samantha Papesch
Toilet paper. Not something I ever imagined blogging about, but on this occasion I can’t hold back.
Don’t worry. I’m not about to draw you into a scrunch or fold debate, or try and convince you there’s a right way to hang the roll (there is), I’m here to share that there’s a new kid in town, and it’s kicking butt.
Say hello to the Quilton Triple Length Toilet Tissue.
I had no idea this ‘genre’ of toilet paper even existed until a few weeks ago. I was just meandering about my local supermarket when I noticed something out of the ordinary down the toiletry aisle.
What piqued my interest was a woman who was ‘overly assertive’ in her choice of toilet paper. The thing is, the toilet paper wasn’t in the bargain area, or on the lowest shelf, it was mid-aisle and at eye-level.
I figured she must be onto something.
I continued browsing other items of (no) interest waiting until she left, then I rushed over to where she’d been standing to survey the goods. Sure enough, there they were – six toilet rolls claiming to be the equivalent of 18. Or in other words, three-in-one.
I’d struck gold.
If your household is anything like mine with small children, toilet paper gets used for all sorts of purposes – wiping bums, blowing noses, cleaning up spills, pulling it fast for fun….
I am constantly changing the roll, so I was delighted to discover a product that would help minimise my domestic chagrin.
There’s no doubt about it though, if you care about having an aesthetically pleasing throne room, the ‘triple length’ won’t be your cup of tea – it’s huge (think monster wheel on a matchbox car).
Personally, I can live with this. What it lacks in style, it (more than) makes up for in alleviating a crappy household job.
Why do I love the triple length so much?
- Less roll changing / less annoyance
- More time for anything else
Other benefits include: less packaging (reduced landfill), and more space in my cupboard.
A local price check also reveals that there’s no difference between a 20 pack of regular sized rolls vs. the six-pack triple length – both are 3 ply and $10 each. (Yep, you’ll get a little more paper with the 20 pack, but not as many roll changes).
IMHO it’s a winner all round, and if you can get your hands on any (my supermarket shelves were empty yesterday), then I guarantee you’ll be onto something good too!