In which she discovers the effect of a roll of toilet paper on a load of laundry

by DaniGirl on September 23, 2012 · 5 comments

in Happy @ home, Life, the Universe and Everything

Have you ever wondered what might happen if you throw a roll of toilet paper into a load of laundry? Or moreso, a roll of one-ply paper on a load of dark dress clothes? Well wonder no more, bloggy peeps, because there is NOTHING I will not do in the name of scientific examination and blog fodder.

Le voila!


Impressive, eh? And of the irony of sitting on the can just minutes before making this discovery, looking at the empty toilet paper holder and thinking, “That’s funny, I was sure I had an extra roll around here somewhere.”

My black dress pants, which I always wash on delicate and hang to dry. There are not enough lint brushes in the world to deal with this.


And to complete our scientific journey of exploration, here is what a roll of one-ply tissue (more irony – we use one-ply because it breaks down easily, better for the septic system) looks like after an encounter with a high-efficiency front loader:


Do you think having a wardrobe that looks like a snowstorm barfed on it is a decent reason to miss work on Monday?

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 K September 23, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Oh my! I’d say at least take Monday off!

2 Mary @ Parenthood September 23, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Shake outside to remove big clumps, then run through the dryer. If not meant to be dried, maybe you have an air only setting that will do? The lint trap works wonders, which is good because we frequently have a lesser disaster of this kind happen to us. But a whole roll? At least it makes a great story!!!

3 liz September 24, 2012 at 9:33 am


4 Shauna September 24, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Oh goodness! I hope you don’t mind me having a little (big) laugh at your dress pants’ expense. At least no one can ever call your household boring 😉

5 Sara September 26, 2012 at 9:53 am

Oh wow! I thought a tissue in the wash was annoying. Sorry Dani.

Rewash and try again?

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