This is an important question:
How many squares of toilet paper do you use per wipe?
At home I typically use 3. I feel this is the optimum amount for safe coverage without being too wasteful:
I personally think the "ball-up-and-scrunch" method for wiping is not only inefficient and wasteful.....but also less comfortable and gives a more unreliable wipe.
I personally like to fold one end till the 1/6th mark first:
Then I take that remaining 1/6th as a "handle" and fold it back over:
This 3-Square-Stack is the right size and density for maximum comfort, efficiency, and economy. In public I'll use 4-5 squares per stack depending on ply thickness.
In public, the goal is often to get OUT of the restroom quick as possible.
So to shave a full minute off time, I invented this new method about 2 years ago, and I believe it's an innovation in toilet paper folding technology:
I will "pre-prepare" these folded stacks of toilet paper during downtime, so when cleanup time comes, I'm ready to go without doing any additional pulling and folding!! Generally 6 stacks are sufficient:
In a public restroom you don't have much clean space, so I rest these stacks in the safe confines of my clothing:
I'm not sure if they award Nobel Peace Prizes for innovations like this, but please recommend me in the upcoming vote.
I once encountered a person who said they wrap their hand in toilet paper for each wipe?? I called the cops on them immediately for this egregious waste:
We're trying to live in a society here people....
So....how many squares of toilet paper do YOU use per wipe?
Leave your answer in the comments below!
P.S. It's totally understandable if you use a fake name in the comments!
P.P.S. While it's ok to be descriptive, please try not to use much graphic language or be too gross.
P.P.P.S. Example responses might include:
- "3 squares."
- "6 on the first, 3 on the rest."
- "I only use Japanese toilets and therefore need none."
P.P.P.P.S. Want to see a visual representation of everyone's answers?
You can see them all in this Google Spreadsheet: