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Old 01-27-2016, 06:55 PM
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Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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I think the core is the same size it's always been, also the width.


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Old 01-27-2016, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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I am waiting for a quart of milk to get smaller. If you look at peanut butter, Skippy, now has a dented upward bottom like a wine bottle. When was the last time you bought a pound of coffee, or a 1/2 gallon of ice cream? Bars of soap have changed their shape which means they too are now smaller.

One of the changes I do appreciate however is the select a size paper towel. Most times the 1/2 sheets will do the job perfectly.
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Old 01-27-2016, 10:12 PM
 
Location: In the realm of possiblities
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As we have aged, we hold our comfort at a fairly high esteem. After some experimenting we have come to the conclusion that Charmin with Aloe is probably the most easiest on the body while the rest feel like #80 grit sandpaper by the end of the day.
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Old 01-28-2016, 02:37 AM
 
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I think the core is the same size it's always been, also the width.
The width has definitely gotten smaller. Elnina posted a nice little graphic. Apparently there are graphics for everything.


Most people don't understand because they want soft tissue but I actually HATE using very soft toilet paper. A little softness is okay but I have some weird tactile thing with paper towels and toilet paper that are very soft and it offends the tips of my fingers. I prefer Scott's but I tend to buy what is on sale.
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Old 01-28-2016, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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I was just noticing that TP does not last as long as it used to, seems to be a lot less per roll that just a short time ago. I buy the 12 packs and switch back and forth between brands, but my supply goes down very quickly these days. A roll only lasts for a few uses and then it is gone.

Don

That's one of the reasons I switched to Charmin MEGA Rolls, they last a lot longer than normal rolls.
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Old 01-28-2016, 07:52 AM
 
Location: NY
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Target has slowly stopped selling the smaller packages of the brand we use. We used to get the 4 pack, then we had to buy a 12 pack and now the smallest package is 24 rolls. The 24 pack is actually just 6 4-packs packaged together. SO just leaves the extras in his car trunk (no garage) and brings in a 4 pack as needed.
That's a great idea, especially when you have to pull over for an emergency roadside poop.
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Old 01-28-2016, 07:57 AM
 
Location: NY
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That's why you should not compare # of sheets, or unit price per sheet, but the sqft. E.g. take few 4 packs of different brand, line them up, and compare the total sqft. Then compare the price per roll.
They don't want you to compare similar products an easy way. When one is listed per sheet, another will be listed per roll , or "unit" - whatever that is.
Sq feet is helpful, but what if one is thinner gauge than the other?
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Old 01-28-2016, 10:01 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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That's a great idea, especially when you have to pull over for an emergency roadside poop.
It's like traveling in Mexico, always bring your own toilet paper.
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Old 01-28-2016, 12:35 PM
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Location: Texas
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This thread reminds me of that movie with Robin Williams where he was traveling to the US from Russia with a musical group (I think). He went shopping and bought loads of toilet paper. I guess toilet paper was hard to find in Russia at that time? He ended up defecting.




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Do like I do and use both sides.
Lasts a lot longer but cleanup is a beyatch!

Lol.
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Old 01-28-2016, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Florida
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The govt has mandated Ethanol in the gas, driving up the price of corn, so corn cobs aren't a solution anymore.

I have never been to the Middle East, but I have heard they have two kinds of TP. One is like sandpaper and the other is like waxed paper.

I haven't seen a Sears catalog in years. Monkey Ward is long gone.
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