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Old 01-28-2016, 03:19 PM
 
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The rolls are not all the same size. A company will have regular rolls, rolls that are twice as big giving you the same amount of tissues as in 2 rolls, and the giant size ones that are the same as 4 rolls.

How long they last, depends on which roll you are using.
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Old 01-28-2016, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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It's very noticeable that toilet paper and paper towels, have become a complete ripoff. The rolls are much smaller and are gone in no time.
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Old 01-28-2016, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Sunny South Florida
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Since so many people have those standardized toilet-paper holders/dispensers installed in their bathrooms, the TP manufacturers can only make the rolls within certain dimensions, or else they won't fit. I'm sure the TP makers would love to replace them for us, just so we won't notice the shrinkage of the TP rolls.


Businesses/public places have dispensers that are somewhat narrower (thus narrower paper in them) but allow larger-diameter rolls. I often wonder if those enormous, institutional-sized rolls are made that narrow just to discourage people from stealing the TP out of public restrooms, because it's a PITA to use since the narrowness gives it a certain....um, 'uncertainty factor' when using it.
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Old 01-28-2016, 07:56 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Whenever I saw that commercial about toilet paper and that cartoon bear it made me think of this old joke;

A bear goes behind a bush to take a poop.
While he's going he see's a squirrel doing the same thing and asks the squirrel if he ever has problems with it sticking to his fur. The squirrel replies, " no, not at all." The bear then grabs the squirrel, wipes his butt with him and chucks him in the bushes and walks away.
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Old 01-29-2016, 01:28 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Bidet. It'll be years before I need to buy more toilet paper.

The number of paper mills is down. Before long there could be a SHTF situation!
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Old 01-29-2016, 02:02 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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That's one of the reasons I switched to Charmin MEGA Rolls, they last a lot longer than normal rolls.
That's what we use too....
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Old 01-29-2016, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Düsseldorf
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Why doesn' Toilet paper last like it use to do ? It's gone in no time , the rolls are bigger and puffier but it didn't last long ? What happend ?
20 or 30 years ago or so, most toilet paper was normally 2-ply toilet paper. Today most toilet paper is 3, 4 or 5-ply toilet paper. Of course the toilet paper rolls today have fewer sheets than 20 years ago. Many people probably still use the same amount of sheets per wipe. Today it's sufficient to use 1 or 2 sheets of the toilet paper instead of the 2 or 3 sheets people used 30 years ago by using the 2-ply toilet paper.

We buy the plain 3-ply toilet paper from Aldi. A package with 8 rolls with each 200 sheets cost 1.95. It's the one made from recycled paper. Pristine white toilet paper isn't important for us. The toilet paper from recycled paper is cheaper and hopefully better for the environment.
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Old 01-31-2016, 02:12 AM
 
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Do you trust the number of sheets printed on the toilet tissue package? If it says x sheets, who knows if it's really that many, and, unlike vitamin pills, there is almost no way for you to actually count and verify.
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Old 03-29-2016, 09:32 AM
 
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Why doesn' Toilet paper last like it use to do ? It's gone in no time , the rolls are bigger and puffier but it didn't last long ? What happend ?
Like everything else it became cheap crap... (Thin material,etc)
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Old 04-23-2016, 01:51 AM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Why doesn' Toilet paper last like it use to do ? It's gone in no time , the rolls are bigger and puffier but it didn't last long ? What happend ?
Maybe you poop more now. Honestly, I guess I've never paid attention to how long it lasts.
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