Consumer Reviews: Types Or Plies Of Toilet Paper
We like buying things at bargain prices, so we get toilet paper in packages of 12 to 36 rolls at a time, both to get it cheaper by the unit and to lay up a supply that lasts a few months, at least. Last time we got a big package; it was 24 rolls of Charmin or the like, nice, thick-textured, two-ply paper. We hadn't meant to get that type, as we usually get Scott or something similar. The soft sweet paper is pleasant to use, though it can come apart when wiping after a sticky bowel movement. While the single ply doesn't break as easily as the double, it requires more sheets. I decided to do some rough-and-ready math, just to compare these two and see how we did financially.
For the Charmin, I require three sheets for the first pad to wipe after pooping; I make an original pass to get the thickest residue off, then fold the paper for another pass. Next pad takes two sheets; same procedure. Occasionally that is enough, but usually it takes a third pass, also of two sheets. Thus, typically, I use seven sheets per bowel movement. Since the roll is about 250 sheets, that allows for about 36 bowel movements. Since I typically go twice a day, that is 18 days' worth. Since the roll costs about 75 cents, I am spending just over three cents a day for toilet paper.
For the Scott, the sheet count-per-pad is four, three, and three for the three sets, or ten sheets per movement. With 1,000 sheets in a roll, that allows 100 movements, or 50 days, per roll. Since Scott costs closer to one dollar per roll, that's two cents a day, which is quite a savings. Last time I bought a store brand at 51 cents per roll, or a penny per day (new meaning for the old phrase "spend a penny").
I don't know how close prices come to that where you are, but I imagine you can figure similar costs per toilet use based on the kind of toilet paper you use. It's good for the mind . . ..