A mum has dropped a game-changing household hack that could save many families the mad dash to the toilet paper aisle in future.
Posted to Facebook, the hack slows down the rate of toilet paper use, and has been labelled ‘game-changing’ for shoppers trying to get their hands on the essential during the pandemic, and desperate to make it last once they do.
An Aussie mum was forced to come up with a solution when the combination of scarce toilet paper in the supermarkets and her children home from school and relying entirely on the family stash created a serious problem.
Taking to Facebook she revealed the simple hack that with just one movement will transform your toilet paper woes.
“Going through toilet paper faster than usual?” she asked mums in a Facebook budget group.
“Try squashing the roll - so it doesn't spin so quickly and then not as much will be pulled off.”
Sharing an accompanying snap of the roll, the mum unleashed a wave of excitement and enthusiasm among the concerned cohort, many of whom took to the comments to vouch for the deceptively easy trick.
“I’ve been doing this for a number of years. It works,” one lady assured the others.
“Mind-blowing!!!” a thrilled woman wrote. “I’m definitely trying this.”
“Will be doing this for hubby,” another shared, adding: “I hear that toilet roll holder spin & I just cringe!”
Other hacks for saving toilet paper
Others shared their own methods of rationing toilet paper, and unforeseen but serious new feature of life in 2020.
One mum revealed a line on the wall will give little hands the guidelines they need.
“Draw a line three or four squares down,” she advised. “Easy measurement for all.”
Another shared that removing the roll altogether was an easy fix for the situation.
“[This is the same as] me putting the toilet paper out of my kids reach so he has to yell out to me to ration out to him,” she wrote.
“We don’t put it on the roll as kids use a lot less when it not on,” another agreed.
The hack comes after toilet paper sparked something of a grocery riot both in Australia and overseas in the immediate aftermath of coronavirus being declared a global pandemic.
Foreseeing potentially months of social distancing, many rushed to stockpile essentials, with efforts seemingly directed at stocking up as much toilet paper as possible.
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