For years the cardboard tube in the middle of a roll of toilet paper has confounded us. The empty tube has little use and is often discarded unless you are crafty or have kids. What do we do with it? Toilet paper manufacturers responded by creating tubeless toilet paper and advertise it as a way to reduce waste.
Sure, tubeless toilet paper reduces waste, but I am here to tell you of another unexpected benefit of tubeless toilet paper.
Apparently, it is too difficult to remove the old cardboard tube in order to replace it with a full tube of toilet paper. This scenario has been the source for jokes, contention, and even a scene in a TV sitcom. Most of the time the irritation has been directed at men because they are “too lazy” to replace the toilet paper, but I have to confess.
I am guilty, too.
I am one who puts the new roll of toilet paper on the counter. There. I admit it. I am too lazy to remove the empty toilet paper tube and replace it.
Whew. I feel better.
But, that all changed when I purchased my first roll of tubeless toilet paper. When the toilet paper was gone, I replaced it. I put a new roll on the toilet paper holder. And it didn’t just happen once. It happened again when the next roll was empty and then again and again.
I am sensing a trend.
Based on this very scientific experiment, I can only draw one conclusion. It was the empty cardboard tube that caused all the problems. That one extra step of removing the old to make way for the new was simply too much. You can probably read more into that, but I am sticking with just toilet paper.
Have you used tubeless toilet paper? Have you found any hidden benefits?