Can a Paper Towel Holder Change Your Life?

The tricky parts of life demand both hands —  diapering a baby, riding a motorcycle, making a cat’s cradle — and, until recently, that included grabbing a paper towel.  Sure you can try ripping off just one paper towel with one hand — and who hasn’t — but the result is a wad of wasted paper towels. Science has yet to prove this, but one-handed operation of the typical paper towel holder wastes between four and 20 paper towels. Now an amazing invention, the  Perfect Tear Chrome Paper Towel Holder, Horizontal Wall-Mounted has changed life as we know it.

Paper Towel Holder of the Future
The Perfect Tear’s ingenious ratchet design creates just enough tension to let you tear off a single paper towel with just one hand. What you do with the other hand is your business!
There are other styles, but I have this one, love it, and recommend with enthusiasm.
Con: You have to install the paper towel holder on a wall in a strategic location. Make sure you have space on your wall. Attachment requires a couple of wall anchors like this one

It’s a piece of cake with drywall anchors, which hold more weight than you will ever need unless you plan to swing from your paper towel holder, in which case you may have issues and other kitchen tool needs.

How do I use drywall anchors?

After marking where the screws go, use a power drill to screw in a couple of self drilling drywall anchors. Tip: Stop drilling just before the head is flush with the wall.  If you screw it in little too far, don’t sweat it, but you don’t want to strip out the hole.
Once the anchors are in screw the paper towel holder on.  Since each drywall anchor holds 50 pounds, you can use even the thickest, premium paper towels and still have 99 pounds of support left over!

Author: AstroGremlin

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10 thoughts on “Can a Paper Towel Holder Change Your Life?”

  1. Yes, I am annoyed no end by paper towel holders. I finally bought a marble one that stands upright (heavy and takes up valuable counter space) but at least it doesn’t unravel. And, I got so used to those paper towels that are half sheets – that whenever I buy the full sheet ones (by mistake) I forget to alter my pulling technique. Not a problem for you, though, I imagine. This is one invention that I will definitely look into getting for the cottage (ah, when I have one).

    BTW, Astro G, are you wearing protective sun block? You should be, for your green skin type you might want to check out the link to Dr. Rubin’s chart in my article: What’s so great about Summer? Lots.

  2. This looks great!
    If this thing works, it is well worth the investment.
    I recently created my own blog, and posted about chosing one Janitorial product or another.
    It is basically me asking for some help, as I am new to running the business.
    Any help, advice or links to other useful little gadgets like this one would be much appreciated!


    – Tom

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