Design matters, not only in smart phones and video came controllers, but also in the simplest of everyday items. It doesn’t get much simpler or more everyday (well, if you’re eating right) than toilet paper holders.
Like chairs, toilet paper holders are one of those items that have been designed in nearly every way possible. Fancy, simple, shiny, playful, utilitarian, minimalist, elegant, easy-to-use, intentionally difficult to use, and so on. Below is just a tiny sample of the designs available to hold your butt paper.
I grew up primarily using the spring-loaded genre of TP holders. You know, the kind that requires two hands to squeeze the bar together so you can separate it from the wall mount. If it was particularly poorly designed, letting go of the springs at an inopportune time sent the two halves of the bar and the spring inside flying across the bathroom in multiple pieces.
One of the small surprises I found after buying our current home was the toilet paper holders. The design is so simple that I couldn’t believe it took me 30 years of life to find it. The simple design allows the paper to be easily changed with one hand, and all the parts are connected, so there’s no fear of losing anything.
I present to you, a simple and ingenious toilet paper holder design:
Oh no! The roll is empty. Whatever am I to do? Changing rolls is always so difficult.
Not in my house it isn’t! Behold, just give the roll a gentle lift.
See, it’s simple to slide the roll off and slide a new one on.
Now, please continue about your business.