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Fold: Shake! The secret life of paper towels


We’ve all had this problem. In a workplace of public washroom, the paper towel dispenser calling your name.

In some cases it gives you several paper towels and in others you can’t decide how many will do the job.

Well here’s the thing.

We only need ……



Yep! Me too!

This video makes it very clear!
<a href="http://“>paper towel theory

But the thing is, I’ve tested the theory myself and now I’d like to share it as I think far too many of us use too many paper towels.

Shake your hands thoroughly.
Take one paper towel.
Fold it.
Pat dry.



11 comments on “Fold: Shake! The secret life of paper towels

  1. lindaswildlifegarden
    June 9, 2014

    Reblogged this on Linda's wildlife garden and commented:
    lovely update and thank you Liz for sharing


  2. bmary
    June 9, 2014

    At my job, it’s completely acceptable to use your pants. But we’re filthy factory workers ;-)! Love it though! I do get annoyed when I see people use 2000000 paper towels!


  3. lizard100
    June 9, 2014

    Pants! (Snigger!) UK English= underwear! That’s a weird establishment! Tee hee!


  4. Rambling Woods
    June 9, 2014

    I saw this….great but people won’t do it…. I try


  5. quarteracrelifestyle
    June 10, 2014



  6. When I originally left a comment I appear to have clicked on the
    -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now whenever a comment
    is added I receive four emails with the exact same comment.
    There has to be an easy method you are able to remove me
    from that service? Thanks!


    • lizard100
      July 30, 2014

      I think you have to back to the post and un tick that box. I’m not sure I can do anything this end sorry.


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