Toilet Paper. Over or Under?

Have an opinion on toilet paper?  I’m sure you do because we ALL do. Now you have your chance to make your voice heard. We all know there’s only one right answer to the age old question …



Toilet Paper Over




Toilet Paper Under

I know which way is right. Do you?


  1. Norma says:

    The big question.
    According to science, the correct way to hang toilet paper is “over.” Why? Because “under” vastly increases the possibility that food-poisoning bacteria will spread. Hmmm?

  2. Sharon M Prystup says:

    Not sure if it’s too late to add to the toilet paper conversation from 2011, but I am new to receiving these posts, and look back to read the old ones that might be interesting.
    So if anyone wants to know, the official, and original, MANUFACTURER’S demonstration ad recommended, and showed, t.p. to be placed on a roller with the paper going OVER the roll. That is the very first company that made t.p.I’m an avid PBS viewer.
    After all, we wouldn’t see any hotel bathrooms doing their fancy folds on the end-sheets of t.p. if it were “under”!!

  3. Debbi says:

    Hi, all the way from Australia. I’ve always gone over for the simple reason that trying to grapple under, often leaves nail polish streaks on the wall. I used to turn a friend’s over too and it used to drive her nuts. I didn’t realise other people even cared – I thought it was just my idiosyncrasy.

  4. Linda says:

    Of course it’s over. Why would you reach under something to get said something.

  5. RadioRedHead says:

    Over. Over. Over. Makes me nuts when it’s under. When needing to grab roll to perform a tear, over ensures you are touching YOUR piece. Under means you are touching the next guy’s. Ewwww.

  6. Kate says:

    Under. Always. Without exception. I will change your roll.

    This also goes for wall-mounted paper towel holders.

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