The average family of four will spend about $140 on toilet paper per year. This may not seem like a lot, especially if you divide by four, but it adds up. If you're a wader or wrapper vs. a folder, you may spend as much as $50 a year on yourself alone! To combat this wasteful cultural norm, we have to take things into our own hands and use an ultra-efficient technique that will allow you to reach an average of one square per wipe. Sounds crazy (and kind of gross), right? Well it's not as hard as it sounds.
First, you must start with two-ply tissue. The single-pliers need not apply. Unless you're at a truck stop or Burning Man, this shouldn't be an issue.
Now take a section of three squares and fold them into thirds to create one thicker square. This will be your first wipe. Now WAIT! Before dropping him into the lake of no return, go ahold and hold it in half. Yes, fold it in half, it won't bite. Now we're in for wipe number two. Look how efficient you've become! Now before we go and toss it, we have room for one more fold and one more wipe. That's right! Now you've wiped three times using three sheets, coming out to one sheet per wipe. Congratulations! Not only are you saving over half of your tissue budget, you've saving the environment as well! It's a win-win day here at The Minimal Minute.
How much are we saving though? Well let's say we used to be a one-wad-per-wipe kind of person that spends $50 every year. With this technique, you could easily get down to $20 or even $10, depending on frequency of use. So that's $40 savings per year; not bad. But what if we put this $40 into a high-yield savings account every year for ten years? Thanks to our friend compound interest, you'll be sitting on $591.34 in a decade! Not only that, you'll clog a lot fewer toilets. Trust me.