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by Abigail Van Buren

Bathroom Paper Towels Make Cleanup Easier

DEAR ABBY: Is it OK to put a paper towel holder in the bathroom? I don't want to buy the kind that you can pull out from a box. I want to put a holder on the wall so I don't have to hide my roll under the sink. That way, anyone can pull a sheet off the roll to clean up a mess or wipe their hands if they don't want to use a hand towel. I've never seen one in anyone's bathroom, but I don't know why. -- JANET IN NEW JERSEY

DEAR JANET: Even though you haven't seen one, I'm sure you're not the only one to think of it. If you would like a roll of paper towels in your bathroom, you'll get no argument from me. Go for it.

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