Reading while on the toilet

Using a wastebasket and a paper clip the user can read while on the toilet without having to hold the book – suitable for persons with poor trunk balance

Book lying on wastebasket held open with paper clip
Book lying on wastebasket held open with paper clip

Description
When the user reads while on the toilet he places the book or newspaper on a wastebasket with lid in front of him. He puts a paper clamp on the book and a ruler across the pages to prevent the book from closing. The paper clamp always sits attached to the wastebasket with a hook.

Users comments
Being able to read makes long bathroom visits less boring and you get smarter at the same time.

Purchased from
Office supply store (paper clamp)

Paid for by
The user

Whose idea
The user

This tip is from 2009

Book held open with paper clamp and ruler
Book held open with paper clamp and ruler
Paperclip with hook on wastebasket
Paperclip with hook on wastebasket

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Tipsare: Tomas

Tomas lives in an apartment together with his partner. He works part time as a photographer. He was injured in 1983 and has a low tetraplegia. He has home help one hour a day.