Buy your toilet paper in bulk from online restaurant overstock suppliers. You can get 96 rolls of toilet paper for .67 a roll. Most are double ply, so if you turn one roll into two rolls, you can get 192 rolls of toilet paper for under $65!
By Beka from Catoosa, Oklahoma
Using this type of toilet paper is not always good for the commode. For a year I used this kind of paper, never imagined it could cause a problem. My commode began to stop up frequently. It was this kind of paper. Commodes in resturants and other such business is made differently(thicker)for those kinds of places because of the commodes are different from home commodes and get more usage than the average home commode.
A more accessible solution is to buy from Staples.com. They often have 2-for-1 sales on toilet paper. The last time I bought toilet tissue from them, each roll came out to 50 cents each with the 2-for-1 deal and I couldn't be happier with the quality. Note that s/h was free since it came out to more than $50. The Marcal Premium Recycle Tissue itself was 2-ply, lint-free, very absorbent and strong -- so much so that we only use 3-4 sheets per "wipe." And it's made from 100% recycled material without bleach, dyes or perfume -- features that usually cost more. The tissue was definitely softer than restaurant brands.
I ALWAYS by premium or Walgreens brand of soft, absorbant 2 ply TP when it's on special. Their monthy coupon booklet has coupons that bring the double, 2 ply roll to a cost of between 45 & 50 cents a roll. No shipping or large storage space necessary.
This was my storage idea for lots of rolls of bathroom tissue when we buy in bulk to save money. This use to be a quilt display rack which was 4 times wider and just plain brown wood. I bought it in a yard sale for $8 and saw it as a storage bin for something so I cut down the main innner wooden pieces (slates) and used my electric staple gun to put them on but at a slanted angle then painted it white and then hand painted on my design. I first used it as a umbrella holder but then found it more useful to hold bathroom tissue rolls. It will hold up to 15 rolls when stacked inside by the one /two/one stack method. My bathroom is rose theme so it works perfect for it.
You can also buy it from Hotel Motel Supply company. When you are buying toilet paper you need to be aware. Make sure it's virgin material. Make sure it's easy to dissolve. And 2 ply it's a must. Only time they will start clogging, is when you have bought something cheap, recycled. Made in China stuff is only as good as what you want to pay for it. I have been using 96 rolls deal for a while haven't had a problem yet.
What could be cheaper than buying Walgreens Big Roll at 50 cents per roll when they're on sale at 10 rolls for $5.00? It's good, full size paper, too. Who has room for 96 rolls?
I actually get Quilted Northern at 46 or 47 cents a roll. The trick is to buy warehouse damaged boxes. The toilet paper isn't damaged.
Being as it is 2ply...would this affect a septic system in the wrong way...i was told to use 1 ply...
I just wanted to share that I found a way to save on toilet paper. Just put a crimp in it so that it does not go round and round so easily. By having the crimp, it stops and allows you to use a smaller amount instead of the waste of what you don't really need.
How do you determine the best buy on toilet paper? This is driving me crazy!
I use the "small package for $1 or less" formula. :)
Usually the packages with oversize rolls will show how many regular size rolls they equal. I take the "regular size" number and divide it by 4, since 4 regular rolls would be in a small package. So if a package says, for example, that it's equivalent to 32 rolls, I divide 32 by 4 and get 8. If the large package is $8 or less then in my mind I'm getting a good deal.
Hope this helps.
I have had several people tell me the best buy is the Scott 1000 sheet rolls. However, I have visited where people use it and I don't like it.
I don't like the regular Scott. It is a great value, but it smears too much. If my family won't use it, not much of a buy!
Sign up at various brands' websites and you can get coupons sent to your email, or regular mails.
I usually get the doulbe roll Angel Soft, as it is avail most places I shop.
You also have to consider the type of paper it is. A person does use less of the high quality brands, so it might be wiser to buy better quality paper rather than the cheapest. I buy the largest packages I can get when it is on sale; I buy a good quality brand as I find it is nicer, and actually I use less.
It's really true that Scott 1000's are the most economical, especially when on sale. However, I've found *some* store brand 1000's that are just as good.
Ok, this may sound kinda weird but, what do you do to save on toilet paper? What is the best buy on it and how do you avoid overusing it? TIA
I find that if I flatten the roll of toilet paper so the tube is bent a bit and doesn't roll so easily my family goes through a LOT less toilet paper! Same thing works for paper towels!
I was once told that putting the roll on backwards helps the problem of extra usage. I've tried it,and it does help.It's just one of those things in life (like buying feminine pads) that us frugal women hate but MUST do, and learn to live with.
One of my friends successfully used this method to save on toilet paper in their home.
They put a piece of paper with the number "4" on it where it was easily visible to the person sitting on the toilet stool.
All of the members of the family knew that it was there as a reminder to economize.
Guests didn't know what it meant, unless they happened to ask, which is what I did.
If you mount your toilet paper dispenser so that it is approximately four sheets of paper above the floor, some members of your family, without realizing it, will limit their paper use to that many sheets at a time.
Teach your kids exactly how much toilet paper they need to use. Most of the time, kids use way too much. Go to www.charmin.com and order the free "Potty Training Kit". It comes with a toilet paper measuring thing that you hang on the roll with your toilet paper so kids can see just how much they should use.
About Scott's.....The extra soft really is SOFT! I loved cottonelle (cursed with hemmroids after my second blessing) but tried it at my mom's and was impressed! You may have to surprise your family with it, it took awhile for DH to get used to it!
Use double coupons. Also, there is a good quality, good value brand called BASIC. I believe it's made by the same company that makes Bounty paper towels.
Don't forget to teach them to wash their hands very well after using the toilet. New mothers and others, after you change your babies, please wash your hands each and every time. You are spreading germs to anything you touch. Babies are cute but not sterile.
Do your kids get mesmerized watching the toilet paper roll spin 'round and 'round, thereby using WAY more paper than they actually need? Next time, before you put the toilet paper roll on the spindle, "squoosh" it slightly between your hands. This will flatten the inner cardboard roll just enough to cause a little resistance as the roll turns -- resulting in fewer "avalanches" of TP!
By Becki in Indiana
I'll have to remember that one, also ~ how about putting the roll up with the sheets facing towards the wall instead of towards the room - not so many sheets are "dispensed" this way round. (05/10/2004)