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Old 04-23-2016, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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Here's the theme song for this thread and the folks all het up bout TP


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Old 05-01-2016, 08:13 PM
 
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Is this a serious thread?????
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Old 05-01-2016, 09:52 PM
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Location: I'm out searching for me... If you see me, let me know... ;--)
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Depends on what side of the bathroom door you are on!

I have to add...

When I was broke in TN (no, this won't make a good country song! ) toilet paper was unaffordable with little money!! I even asked at the job center for the extra toilet paper left after the janitor changed the larger roll. Or I had paper napkins When I bought $1items at fastfood. Then I found Walgreens had 12 rolls for 4.99 minus $1 coupon. I could do that!

NOW I am back to WI and have a job at a grocery store, i can afford It better!

I recently bought 18 mega rolls, supposed to be like 48 rolls (shrugs shoulders). I do know it says 508 square feet (2-ply)and it cost me $9.00- I got $1.00 employee discount. Still, I think this was a good buy! And I store it in the bathroom closet. I think I will buy another package since it is still on sale.
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Old 05-01-2016, 10:36 PM
 
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It IS bud,please dont be afraid to add your comments on it!!
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Old 05-02-2016, 12:33 AM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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Most TP is about the same size (square sheet that is) while the 500 sheet 2 ply is the best buy. I have seen a 400 sheet 2 ply.

What they have done is to make the inside larger so as to keep the exterior the same.

Originally the inside matched the old style wooden roller of yesteryear and then a plastic roller came about. Some may remember it being spring loaded....I have one of those in a chrome based holder that is spring loaded on one end with a button to press to open.

The sheets now days are puffed up with air pockets so a 4pk will be light as a feather so to speak.

Decades ago they had a 1000 sheet 4pk on the shelf....think it was a Scot brand.

Kleenex makes a BR tissue that is a 500 sheet 2 ply and very SOFT but not always available here in Baja. I used to buy it from a weekend swap meet seller while it is not sold in the large Mkts in Rosarito.
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Old 05-02-2016, 01:14 AM
 
Location: The sleepy part of New York City
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yes, and I can't believe I just read the whole thing..
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Old 05-02-2016, 04:30 AM
 
Location: A State of Mind
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Hah..I've read it all, too.. and involves something that everyone relates to.

I realize it comes down to personal preference. I have regularly bought a store brand (Kroger) finding it to be strong yet soft and the store (Ralphs) also sends me coupons for items purchased often - sometimes being for FREE. It's Six rolls for $3.29, or at their sister market, "Food For Less", for $2.99 - the 12 rolls for $5.99 or there abouts. I bought one from another store (Vons) that was from recycled paper, "Earth-something", and thought it felt like plastic, so I returned it.

Since I have tried different ones again due to pricing and coupons, I've found this:

Quilted Northern - 3-ply = soft, textured - don't need as much at a time.

Cottonelle - 2 or 3-ply = Soft, has ripples.

Angel soft - 2-ply = a bit thin. Got a deal on 12 rolls recently, but will not get again.

I just want to feel clean and dry.. (and do not buy one-ply of anything).

Glad we can discuss our bathroom needs.

Also, I find by watching store ads and coupons each week, you can get deals. (For instance - Cat litter that is normally sold for $12.99, can be had for $4.88 some weeks). I am not a Costco member, but I think I do fine.

Oh, regarding storage, I got this cool thing from Rubbermaid some years ago, which is narrow, about 30" H, 18" L , 7" W - fitting between the wall and toilet. It holds 4 rolls in the flip-top shelf, then there are two drawers that slide out lengthwise, one taller, in which I keep the rest stored. I believe they stopped making this, but there might be something similar. Also, I have one of those cabinets you assemble (from Target) in the vanity area, which one can also use for storage. (I only mention since some say they store T P where it is not handy).
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Old 05-02-2016, 09:01 AM
 
Location: The sleepy part of New York City
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Well, I"m going to throw a monkey wrench into this whole topic...

The worst toilet paper for your plumbing, not YOUR plumbing, but your houses plumbing is that fluffy squeezable soft stuff that just turns into gobs when you throw it in the toilet. It takes a much longer time to break it down and it may clog your toilet. So, your tushy may be happier, but your wallet, not so much.
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Old 05-02-2016, 11:56 AM
 
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Yup.... Most of this newer NON-TRADITIONAL stuff is just trash!!
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Old 05-02-2016, 03:39 PM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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Do believe that most if not all TP is supposed to be Biodegradable.

All one needs to do is tear off a couple of sheets and old them under the sink Fawcett for them to crumble into a very small mass. This will not hurt the house plumbing or septic either way.......Paper towels is another matter.
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