Wednesday, June 30, 2010

TP

TP = Toilet Paper. There, I said it. I never thought that I would ever write about TP on my blog.

While moving things around in the trunk of my car, I came across this. It is a recycled drink cup that holds a half of a roll of TP. I keep it in my trunk for emergencies. If you ever find yourself needing the use of public facilities and they are out of TP, this will come in handy. It is pretty obscure and looks as if you could be toting around a cold drink.


I thought about posting this to my blog a long time ago but was a bit shy about talking about TP. I think I still am and I feel a bit red in the face as I am typing this.

The TP is dispensed from the center of the roll. Since the core is usually glued to the first sheet, I take scissors and cut the core in half and slowly ease it out, being careful not to remove too much TP in the process. I then place the TP into the cup, replace the cover, and feed the TP out through the hole.


I decided that it was about time that I make a pretty cover for my TP dispenser.

The nice thing about this dispenser is that it can also be kept in the cup holder in your car. It is very convenient to have for cleaning up little messes too.

Okay, enough said. I promise to never talk about TP on this blog again. Pinkie swear.

Aloha!

36 comments:

Hazel said...

Nothing to be embarrassed about I think its a great tip soon as i can find that kind of container I will be making one .Thank You

shannon said...

oh my goodniess! what a great idea! i'm so going to use this idea for the outhouse on the hunting club!!!

thankyou thankyou thankyou

shannon

Deb said...

That is such a wonderful idea. But I wonder why you were embarrassed to post about it. It's something that we all use! LOL Anyway I think that it's a great idea!

NadineC said...

OMG! This is the cutest thing I've ever seen! I will be making one asap...I have a stack of empty Starbuck's glasses that I recycle (take back to get refilled). I shall *sacrifice* one for the TP Cause :-) And I do already have a roll of TP in my car...but not in a pretty container! Thanks for the excellent idea!

Jessica said...

What a great idea! We always have a roll of TP in our car (for the little ones of course!).

Emily said...

Fabulous reuse idea! Gonna copy it soon or as and when I get my hands on one of these cups!

creacionesjorgelina said...

Hello!!! that adjoins idea, it seems to me to be brilliant!!!
Sos a genius creating!!!
I leave a kiss you from Argentine
JOR:)

Jo said...

Great idea - no need to be embarassed abt it - we all use it!

HOPE said...

Yes..what a GREAT idea!!! Now see...so many are glad you posted about..um..TP!!!

I was just thinking about a cover and as I scrolled down..VOILA! you did it!

Thanks for sharing..
HOPE

Linda said...

You are just THE cleverest...

Sandra said...

This is a great idea! Very annoying, be found wanting. Hmm...would the same concept apply to papertowels in the car?

Annette said...

I'm so glad you did talk about it because I'm going to use your ingenious idea. Thanks!

Irene said...

What a great idea !

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Lettie:
I'm glad you did! What a fabulous idea. So creative...and useful, to be sure.
xoxo
Donna

MandMStudio said...

Great Idea:) I bet it would work for Kleenexes too.

CatNCartCrafts said...

I think it is a marvelous idea, I think we all have been caught at some time - it has been added to the list - thank you
Judy

Sarah said...

This is genious!!

Annette said...

hihihi... what a cute idea.....I really like it...

SG said...

Great idea! And... Never say never... One of these days you will come up with another great idea!

sawn61 said...

Funny you should write about TP. I was just studying about my brand. They have gone and messed with it now. It was one of the few remaining brands that did not dissolve in your hand or stay in your private places, but it seems they are changing their formula, and now it will be doing just that.I am at a loss nowadays as to which brand to use that does not leave bits and pieces behind when used.I guess it's back to the old Sears and Roebuck catalog.(A bit off your topic, but TP was on my mind,also.)

Rumi said...

This is such a great idea that I must do this at once! Thanks!

Heide said...

What a great idea!

I love it!!!!!! Wonderful work!

Hugs

Heide

craftydiane said...

I like it! Very good idea! Thanks for sharing it with us!
Blessings,
Diane

sweetiepie said...

What a great idea. Thanks for the tip.

Take care.

Maria Isabel said...

Fantastic idea!

Ki said...

This is such a great idea, and so very cute! I will be copying this idea pretty soon:) Also, that gives me a wonderful excuse to go grap a cup of starbucks..yum

Maylee said...

OMGosh! I love it!!! So glad you shared this, I think I will need one for our van. = )

KaHolly said...

Brilliant idea! ~karen

Stephanie D. said...

Truly laughing out loud--with admiration and delight! Leave it to you to not only think of a clever dispenser for toilet paper, but how to decorate it, also! Lettie, I'll bet your husband doesn't sit in one place too long for fear of having a flower glued to him!

The woman never quits thinking about how to make things better. Awesome!

Ruthie said...

This is just the best idea ever!

Linda said...

This is a hoot and also a great idea! Don't be embarrassed about sharing!!!

Pam said...

I'm off the find a couple of these cups. My DIL needs one for her new van. The GDs are sometimes a little messy. Also a great idea to put one in each of our vehicles. My hunter husband probably would appreciate one (but not pink, maybe camo!.

Silverthimble said...

I love your TP idea! Thanks for posting!

Jean said...

This is the greatest idea ever...perfect for picnics in the park or campgrounds with outdoor toilets.

paperpapier said...

i love your idea. this is so practical and the tp in the cup helps to keep the dust away, which i usually just dumped it into my car store compartment. And the best part is, I got to show off my paper crafting to my passenger (siblings, relative, friends...woo hooo...i will be so proud).
Looking forward to tons of your practical idea.
sunny hugs from Malaysia,
Heaney

Tastefully Crafted said...

haha this is great! although if I tried it at my house I think it might confuse some people...