The Absolute Right Way to Hang Toilet Paper. Maybe
As of this writing, the poll has topped well over 13,000 votes, with nearly 11,500 (around 85 percent) saying they prefer (demand?) that the roll hangs over. But almost 2,000 people still say they want the sheets to hang under the roll. Maybe they have a point?
Let’s take a look at the most common viewpoints in the over-under debate.
The fine print. If you buy printed or patterned toilet paper, the design usually shows up on only one side of the sheets. If you hang the toilet paper over, then this design is clearly visible as you pull the sheets out and tear them off. If you were to hang the toilet paper under, or behind, you won’t see the design as you unroll the paper. This leads many to believe that the proper way to hang is over.
But maybe they’re all making the same mistake. And if 15 percent of people are hanging their rolls under, toilet paper manufacturers are missing a large market. Someone should come out with a line of toilet paper printed on both sides — or, better yet, on just the underside of the sheets.
Then maybe hanging under is a form of rebellion, something the cool kids do? For mitchwong, the way it’s hung is all a matter of keeping sane. “Over, because of family peace,” he says.
But not everyone (gulp) hangs the toilet paper horizontally. Many people now buy hangers that hold rolls vertically, which opens up another huge can of worms. Do you hang it to the left, as seen here?
“My husband has a tendency to set a new roll on top of the old empty tube without actually putting it on the holder,” comments bluenan. “Really, dude? You can’t stick the thing on while you’re sitting there?! In that case I would just like the new roll put on, and if it’s the wrong way, I can change it later!”
Meanwhile, Nexs Cabinets brings up a fine point: “I thought it depended on which side of the equator you lived on!”