Introduction: Hack Your Paper Towel Holder
Being a dad, more than once I had a situation when I wanted to tear off a sheet of paper towel, but It was challenging to do it with only one hand free.
In this Instructable, we look at a way to hack your paper towel holder, so it could be operated with a single hand.
- Paper Towel Holder
- Suction hooks
- Pool noodle
- Cable ties
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I grabbed a few suction hooks and removed the hooks
I drilled 3 holes at the bottom of the holder to glue the suction cups.
I cut off a piece of pool noodle and trimmed it a little bit.
Then I cut it in half and then cut a slot in each piece.
After that, I put both pieces around the holder's tube and tied them together with cable ties.
I made sure the pool noodle did not turn too easy or too hard.
The pool noodle will act as a break for the paper towel roll.
You can make it turn easier or harder by fastening or loosening the cable ties.
I did a final shaving to make sure the pool noodle fits inside of the roll.
Now slide on the paper roll and attach the holder to the table.
When a sheet of paper towel is needed, just pull it gently.
If you want to tear off a sheet, do it by a quick pulling motion.
It works similar to the seat belt. When pulled gently, the towel will unwrap.
If you pull it quickly, the sheet will tear off.