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Old 01-26-2016, 07:13 PM
 
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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 ?
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Old 01-26-2016, 07:23 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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They reduced the width on most brands.
People tend to use more as a result.

Also, they made the core tube larger....
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Old 01-26-2016, 07:33 PM
 
Location: in here, out there
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Toilet paper gnomes must be stealing it at night.
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Old 01-26-2016, 07:37 PM
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Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Depends what you buy. Nowadays it's reasonable to compare the sqft of a roll, not the number of sheets. 2- ply last longer than 1-ply, usually. I personally like Scotts brand, or Aldi 's.
As you can see here, the sqft really vary:
Determining the Stock Up Price on Toilet Paper & Square Footage by Brand | The CentsAble Shoppin
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Old 01-26-2016, 07:37 PM
 
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Many consumers still buy using the "squeeze" test. If you squeeze it and it;s soft, it must be soft on your bottom. So, they fluff up the paper in the manufacturing process and very loosely wind it on the tube. As a result, you get a very squeezable roll of toilet paper that is only half the length of what it was several years ago when the paper wasn't overly fluffed and it was wound on the tube a little more tightly. Remember, the toilet paper holder is designed to hold a certain size roll so even if they were to take this exaggerated fluffed up paper and tried to put as much as they use to put on the core, it may not fit a holder.
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Old 01-26-2016, 07:43 PM
 
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Because now that we're retired, we're home using our own bathrooms rather than those at work.
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Old 01-26-2016, 07:53 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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At around 2 cents per "session" it's probably the cheapest thing you do all day but try not to get too cheeky and over analyze it.
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Old 01-26-2016, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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Scott is just about the same as it always was.
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Old 01-27-2016, 01:11 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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At around 2 cents per "session" it's probably the cheapest thing you do all day but try not to get too cheeky and over analyze it.


You mean "anal"yze, right?
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Old 01-27-2016, 02:28 AM
 
Location: VT; previously MD & NJ
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Because now that we're retired, we're home using our own bathrooms rather than those at work.
∆∆∆∆∆∆ This, yes.

But also, because it's thicker you probably need fewer sheets per wipe.
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