Just as I was finishing up the "visual aid" for this post our youngest son telephoned. He asked what I was doing.
"I am vacuuming toilet paper",
and he didn't blink an eye (I guess that would grammatically be an ear since it was a phone call!).
This gives you a good idea of what it was like growing up in our home with Simply, Gail their creative cheapskate mother.
Or as our oldest son likes to refer to me: Simple Gail
And here is the latest thing that works for us as we enlarged and re-worked our storage area.
|The package on the left is an original 36 roll package of Costco toilet paper. This original package measures 14"x 24"x 9-1/2"|
The package on the right is a large Ziploc brand space saver bag filled with 50 rolls (36 Costco brand + 14 additional same-size rolls of another brand) after it has been vacuum squashed to
14-1/2" by 21-1/2" x 10-1/2"
If I were a math major, or knew a math major, I could tell you the exact difference in inches but since I'm not and I can't, suffice it to say a picture is worth a thousand measurements.
And, it is soooooo much fun to watch it shrink!
That will never do (and, again vacuuming has never been so much fun!) ---- so........
I shrunk it in the medium size bags - 12 rolls fit in each bag!
More fun when I discovered the packages fit neatly, stacked one on top of the other, between the studs of the unfinished (and to remain unfinished) new addition.
I was showing off our new storage area to a friend who exclaimed, first off:, "Where did you get those cute little rolls of toilet paper?"
Spousal Points of View:
He: You are sometimes and somewhat compulsive.
Me: I am on a roll.
He: Patience is not your strong suit.
Me: The stuff is already out---I am efficient.