How To Buy Toilet Paper
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I am having a really hard time figuring out how to calculate the best buy on toilet paper. Do you have any suggestions about the best way to figure this out (e.g. per sheet, square feet)? I have worn myself out trying to decide the best way to figure this out. Any suggestions?
I have always used expensive toilet paper. I have calculated the cost over the years ( 200 sheets of 2 ply = 400 sheets compared to 300 sheets of 1 ply= 300 sheets. If they are both the same price, then the first is the best deal) and it pays to buy the expensive brand.
The savings on my part vs the waste on DH part goes into my charity fund. Actually I find it funny to think that part of the free mammograms for disadvantaged women that I fund come from toilet paper savings. LOL
After trying most brands I have been using the same one for many years now. It is SCOTT Brand, 1000 sheets (Not the soft etc.., regular tp) per roll. Last WAY longer than the others!! I wait till they go on sale check your Sunday paper circulars like Kmart, Target etc.. They usually are on sale for like 2 for $11.00 for the 12 pack. And I almost always have a coupon for an additional $1.00 off.
But, the best thing I did is buy flushable wipes for my husband and boys, cheapo generic ones. They use one instead of tons of tp. I always had that clogged toilet from too much tp with my boys now with the wipes NO more clogs :)
When we used Charmin, our toilet would ALWAYS clog. I was fed up and that is why we ended up having the TP conversation in the first place. Eventually, I found a Dollar General brand that is extremely close to Scott and we have been using that for years. NO CLOGS! It works fine and I agree with the folding. Also, no nasty stuff on your hands. lol
I agree Scott brand last longer I used in for years in my janitorial company because we had it change in less often. In also works best for sewer tanks. How to caculate how much to buy. Buy 2.5 rolls a week per woman and 1.5 per men. But keep extra on hand when people get sick. I always stock up because in the late seventies or early eighties there was a paper strike and we had to use the cheap stuff in the buildings I did not have a three month supply in.
I used to use Aldi brand, then they changed suppliers. Now the paper is loose on the roll and there is not as much. It is no longer a good deal. I am on the hunt for affordable tp that lasts like the former Aldi brand did.
I would think using toilet paper or a towel to dry things off after using a bidet would hurt the planet just as much. I personally have found cheaper and much easier ways to save my wallet and planet.
We felt a little strange, until we started attending a little country church on an old septic system that also posts the sweetest embroidered hangings begging the congregation to please place ALL paper products in the wastebaskets to protect the septic against costly repairs.
Around here it is pretty common for public restrooms to have a great deal of paper in the wastebasket too. I guess a lot of us septic using country folk or people coming in from countries without good municipal septic systems are used to tossing the paper in the basket. However, IMHO, if the paper is anything more than just dampened, it needs to be flushed for health reasons!
I usually wrap my pads in the junk mail paper or the wrapping paper of the next clean pad. After I had my youngest, I had to use a ton of pads for the first 3 weeks or so, I run out of the junk mail paper and asked my husband when he will be in a store to pick up a few weekly store add papers just for that.
I always wondered what pioneers did for toilet paper, like Laura Ingalls from Little House on the Prairie. Did they use leaves when traveling across country in a covered wagon? And what did women do for feminine products centuries ago. Weird thoughts.
Not weird at all Bea I have thought the same thing. Depending on where they lived and period of time many used leaves, corn husks, newspaper, catalogs and even things like straw or grass. They really did keep a Sears catalog in the out house. In some cultures they washed with water and some uses sanded. Now that would be interesting.
Ok! here is a little secret I learned when we had to start cutting back. I kept telling my kids and husband to use less and they just kept right on a going.. So, what I did is i almost let them run out of toilet paper.
I know this is an older thread but I thought on re reading that you were looking for substitutes for t/p Jill and remembered squares of newspaper from the war years when we had an outhouse.As far as drying off after using a bidet, personal towels, paper towels or a hair dryer work fine. My husband and I have separate bathrooms and a roll of original Scotts lasts me two weeks
I have to use Scott because because I have a septic tank. When I did use Charmin and others it would not break down as well. Had my septic tank pumped around the time I used Charmin and it was still in one piece and had not disintegrated. So Charmin and other papers like it are a bad idea for those we with septic tanks. :)
My family and I always set a little money aside so when our favorite toilet paper goes on sale we can stock up without feeling guilty for spending so much money. Yes, we spend a significant amount but compared to what we save if we were to buy it at regular price is eye opening.
Toilet paper became a coveted item in late March when many cities and states across the country issued shelter-in-place orders in response to the coronavirus pandemic, prompting people to purchase large amounts of household goods.
Nearly half of all grocery stores in the United States were out of stock of toilet paper for some part of the day on April 19, the latest date for which figures were available via NCSolutions, a consumer products data tracker.
Gonzalez, who monitors technological and sustainability developments in the hygiene paper industry as co-director of the Tissue Pack Innovation Lab, said more than 99% of tissue products are manufactured in the United States.
Another reason for the sudden increase in demand is that people actually do need more toilet paper during the pandemic. The hygiene paper industry is divided into two markets: consumer (the kind of toilet paper you use at home) and commercial (bulky rolls of thin paper that you find in public restrooms, offices, restaurants and hospitals).
Dystopian fiction has prepared us for all kinds of apocalypse. Shambling zombies, alien invasion, and, of course, deadly plagues. But not even the most twisted mind could predict the tragic depletion of the most valuable of resources - toilet paper.
Why didn't people buy up all the toothbrushes, or socks? We don't have all the answers yet, but researchers are looking - and they may have identified the types of people who were responsible for sending us all into a toilet paper shortage.
Those most likely to have hoarded toilet paper were found to be more emotional, more conscientious, and more fearful of COVID-19 than the rest of the population - not entirely a surprise, but an interesting personality profile to consider.
While items like pasta and alcohol wipes make sense, few could have imagined toilet paper to be so high on that list, with some European manufacturers reporting as much as a 700 percent increase in sales.
(It's not the first time the world has seen this kind of craze, either. Nearly half a century ago, a similar consumer rush saw supermarket stocks of toilet paper run out across America. It was fairly easy to trace the public's anxiety to overhyped media reports in the November of 1973, as a series of US headlines highlighted tissue shortages in Japan.)
The researchers collected responses from just over 1,000 adults in total, representing 35 countries. An analysis of their answers showed which personality descriptors in the HEXACO model aligned with a tendency to buy up toilet tissue.
At least that was the case until the coronavirus upset the balance. Historically, it has been easy to produce just the right amount of TP because demand is so boringly consistent. And because of its bulk, no one wants extra rolls taking up valuable space. Those factors have made toilet paper the quintessential candidate for just-in-time manufacturing, the methodology that has come to dominate the CPG industry in the past decade.
The wholesale-quantity grocery seller has limited purchases to a single jumbo pack of toilet paper per member (helping prevent tussles between shoppers). Costco has also stopped selling TP online until at least June.
Retailers typically have less stock of toilet paper relative to other, smaller household products, such as soaps and detergents. When 20 or 30 customers buy toilet paper, the retail shelves start looking empty, creating a visual cue of scarcity, he says.
DENVER (CBS4) - With consumers panicking -- buying toilet paper, hand sanitizer and other personal hygiene items, CBS4 found an underground network of scalpers and gougers re-selling personal hygiene items at vastly inflated prices during the coronavirus crisis.
Toilet paper, like other paper products, comes from wood pulp. With the extensive usage of toilet paper around the globe, imagine how many trees have been sacrificed if we use virgin pulp to produce toilet paper.
As environmental concerns rise, some toilet papers are now made from recycled paper. Apart from saving trees, recycled toilet paper also uses less water in production, reduces energy consumption, and generates fewer air pollutants during production.
As all toilet papers are made from natural materials, they are biodegradable. But the issue lies in the length of time taken to biodegrade. On a side note, one of the main reasons why plastic is the nemesis of a green environment is because it takes forever to break down. 041b061a72