Today my husband was my hero in a way that only husbands can be... When we bought this house over 20 years ago, we selected bathroom fixtures (well, TP holder, towel racks, that sort of thing) made of wood & bronze. They still look very nice, actually, even though we're going to end up getting rid of them when we're done putting in new walls. So it is silly to buy a new holder at this point.
But our toilet paper holder is one of those kinds without a bar holding the roll. Instead there are tabs on each side that support the cardboard roll that the paper is wrapped around. Except they don't. Because in one of those (typical) marketing ploys, TP companies are reducing the amount of paper they produce by shortening the actual length of the roll. Sure, they are fatter in volume, to look oh-so-tempting, but they are also about 3/4 of an inch shorter in length than they once were. TP doesn't stay on our holder any longer. I've dealt with this over the last couple of years by carefully comparing roll height at the store and cutting an insert to use during the times I've gone soft-headed and bought a package of short rolls.
well - they're ALL short rolls now. So for the last month and a half we've had a combination insert & roll sitting bare between the tabs with a new roll placed on top of it as if it were a shelf. It drives me nuts.
Until today, when I awoke to find a PVC pipe carefully cut to fit between the tabs and thin enough to slide a roll onto 'like normal'.
It is the little things...