From the submitter:
"Our landlord told us we couldn't install a screw-in paper towel rack next to the sink. Hence the power cord-cardboard dowel-wine glass rack-paper towel holder was born."
It may not be 2-ply, but if there are two 1-plies, that counts. Right?
I think you can go frugaler. Make it 1-ply, cut it into thirds. Should last a month.
You'll have to repeat the same mistakes.
He was a really really good salesman. ~Not-So-Handy Andy