My granddaughter spent last week at our house. She is 12 years old, small and beautiful…and she consumes toilet paper like a platoon of soldiers. Suddenly, I understood why my Dad was so crazed about how fast we girls ran through his stockpile.
Dad had three daughters. Each daughter had a daughter. When we came to visit, Dad hid his toilet paper in the bottom of the clothes hamper in his bedroom. Why? Between the 6 of us, we could go through two rolls of toilet paper a day.
Dad was a depression baby. And toilet paper was a luxury even though, back then, a roll might cost him a quarter. If Dad were alive, today, he would probably stock the bathroom with leaves and lock up his toilet paper.
Buy toilet paper at the store and 8 rolls will cost you about $8.00. Even if you buy it in bulk – 30 jumbo rolls will still cost you $26.00 – 100 times what it cost Dad. And, have you noticed that the rolls are getting noticeably smaller but the price isn’t?
Bottom line, toilet paper is a pretty practical consideration! So, how do you wrangle toilet paper to the ground, cut down on use and save some cash? The old-fashioned way; you start counting sheets.
I know, sounds ridiculous but once I started counting, I realized that I was hauling on the toilet paper roll like I was pulling the cord to start my lawn mower. Ten, twelve, sometimes fifteen sheets at a time rolled off. I was ripping through rolls at the rate of three a week!
By counting sheets and limiting the number I use, I can make one roll of Scott toilet paper last about 8 days – saving trees, saving money and yes, I think bringing a huge smile to my Dad’s face.
And if you want to save even more money, I have two suggestions. Check out Amazon’s Subscribe and Save – I love it. You get 15% off the regular price and free home delivery. Not ready for that, Google “coupons” for your favorite paper products company and start saving money and trees.