Friday, May 29, 2020

What is it about toilet paper?


HALLIE EPHRON: Can we talk about toilet paper? Before all this happened, if I’d asked you, “What’s the first thing people will binge-buy and hoard during the pandemic?” would you even think toilet paper? I mean, seriously, why? And 14 weeks in, the stuff is still usually out of stock.


According to a news article [https://www.good.is/Health/coronavirus-toilet-paper] the average person in the US goes through 100 rolls of toilet paper a year. How is that even possible? A roll every 3.65 days for each person? Am I nuts or does that sound ridiculously high, unless they’re using them for art projects as well as, ahem, necessities?

So I thought this week we could talk about life’s important questions when it comes to toilet paper:

  • 1- or 2-ply?
  • Scented or Un?
  • Hang it over or under?
  • How many rolls do you have on hand at this very moment?
  • Have you EVER run out of the stuff?
  • Are you having trouble replenishing your supply?
(And... congratulations Grace Koshida - the winner of a copy of Esme Addison's A SPELL FOR TROUBLE. Esme will be in touch.)
LUCY BURDETTE: I refuse to report my usage to anyone--
that is no one’s affair except mine:). We are headed north soon and I know up there I have a big stash waiting for me (bamboo, good for the environment!), because I was on the waiting list forever at Who Gives a Crap! Here’s the link in case you want to check it out. https://us.whogivesacrap.org/

JENN McKINLAY: Over never under. At present we have about 24 rolls. We dipped to a low of 2 rolls at one point but I sent the Hooligans out on TP recon and they came back with a twelve pack.

I can honestly say this was not what I expected from the panickers. Usually, it’s milk, eggs, and bread, or is that just my New England hurricane upbringing coming through?

Honestly, this is the first time ever in Arizona that we’ve had an event that required us to stock up on anything. We only have two types of weather here - summer and hotter summer so sometimes ice is in low supply but otherwise ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

HANK PHILIPPI RYAN: Ah, well, used to be over, because back in the day when it had patterns on it, that made the pattern visible.. But now, with white, I do under, because of gravity. It makes the flap available without rolling it. Right? Do they even make scented? I think that’s bad for the environment or something.

On hand supply--maybe--2 twelve packs? Have we ever run out? Recently? No. “Before”? Huh. No. And crossing fingers and touching wood, but no problems. And I agree, it’s SO WEIRD!

But someone said it’s because everyone is at home, and all those people who had previously used the supply at their places of work are no longer using that. (Bizarrely, when this first happened, I bought...light bulbs. Because..sigh. It just
seemed like they might vanish.)

DEBORAH CROMBIE: Over, absolutely! Under drives me crazy. You’re always fumbling for it. Plain white, unscented. And NO CHARMIN. Our sewer line is old clay pipe (cost for replacing is astronomical!) which tends to get root-clogged. We used to spend a fortune on plumbers until one really nice guy told us not to ever use Charmin because it doesn’t dissolve. No clogs since!

Our TP of choice is Kirkland brand from Costco, which is now (Yay!!) back in stock, so I got a 24 roll pack last week on a delivery. No toilet paper panic here anytime soon. We didn’t run out, have never run out that I can remember, but I admit I do feel relieved to have a stash now.

RHYS BOWEN: What do people DO with toilet paper. I make a roll last a couple of weeks. We have a 12-pack from before the outbreak. John always stocks up when he goes to Costco.

OUT! Always out!


JULIA SPENCER-FLEMING: Like Debs, I have an old house with old plumbing, so, sadly, it’s almost always unscented one-ply paper for us. I’ve been bending the rule during the quarantine, because you buy what you can find, but I’m sternly lecturing everyone to use as little as possible - not because I fear running out, but because I fear clogs.


Hank, I also read about the increase in TP usage at home being due to a lack of using the lav at work, at restaurants, while out shopping, etc. The article I read said 40% of our, um, flushing is normally done away from home - so no wonder we’re tearing through the TP. As a sidebar, I just got my electric bill for April-May and shrieked because it was five times larger than the same time last year. Then I realized, duh, there are four people living here instead of one, and we’re here all the time, instead of everyone but me leaving for eight hours a day to school and work.


Roll OUT - Hank, I’m sorry, but you’re very wrong here - and I am RICH in TP, thanks to our young friend who works for Whole Foods. In fact, I’m looking for suitors for my daughter, the Maine Millennial, and if you have an eligible son or grandson, she comes with a dowry of three twelve packs.

No flowers. No scents. No crocheted dogs to hide extra rolls!

HALLIE: Now I'm dying to know, what's Lucy hiding??

And what about the rest of you? Are you all stocked up or still stalking the elusive 12-pack? 





And congratulations-- the winner of a copy of Esme Addison's A SPELL FOR TROUBLE is Grace Koshida. Esme will be in touch.

89 comments:

  1. I don’t understand the toilet-paper-hoarding-frenzy, either, but we’ve never run out and we still have some on the grocery shelf in the basement . . . white, no patterns, unscented, over . . . like Jenn, I’d expected almost anything except toilet paper to be in short supply. Who knew?

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    1. It IS one of those things that it's hard to imagine what you could use instead if it really did run out. Though, keep in mind, in a large part of the world people do not flush their TP. Delicate plumbing. Instead, there's a trash recepticle beside the john. We're a very pampered nation.

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  2. I was lucky that I had stocked up on toilet paper right before we had to stay home. By the time I needed more, I was able to find it, and it was in stock last week when I went to the grocery, too. I think I have around 24 or 25 rolls right now.

    I do have very strong feelings about certain aspects of toilet paper 🧻 in the questions asked. First, it has to be one-ply. Next, over is the correct way to hang it. No scent, please. My preferred brand is Kroger one-ply, but I also like Scott. I’ve never run out. I’m quite vigilant about my TP supply. I even take a roll with me when I travel.

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    1. I'm a one-ply girl, too. And OF COURSE you take some TP with you when you travel and keep it on you at all times. Sheesh!

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    2. Do you take your own to Third World countries only?

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    3. Hahaha, Hallie! One-ply and a TP take-with-you person. You have sealed our sister status for sure.

      Emily, I haven't been to a Third World country. I take my TP with me when I visit family or friends or on a trip to the city. There might be a name for someone who fears not having TP when you need it. If so, that's me.

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    4. No judgment intended, just curious. I always have travel-size pack of flushable wipes in my purse.

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  3. This is hilarious. Did you ever for a moment, when you started this blog, imagine you'd spend an entire post on toilet paper?

    Over, single ply, white unscented, have about fifteen rolls on hand. Two bathrooms, and I like each to have a good supply. Refuse to discuss usage!

    But when the shelves were completely bare last month, I read that the short supply - besides everyone being home all the time - was because the big industrial rolls used in businesses require a different manufacturing tooling,have a different supply chain, and use a different quality of paper. It wasn't a simple thing to switch those factories over to home-use production.

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    1. I'm surprised we didn't see ads for industrial-sized rolls and the associated hardware. There certainly woulda been takers.

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  4. I agree with Edith about the toilet paper topic!

    OVER, 2-ply (we have 3-ply here too but that is too luxurious IMHO), unscented.
    Living alone, I have 2 packs of 12 double rolls in my bathroom. The toilet paper shortage only lasted a few weeks in late March/early April here in Ottawa. Toilet paper has actually been sold at sale price lately so I think the hoarding/shortages of TP are a thing of the past, I think.

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  5. This is too funny. I remember seeing hoarders with carts loaded with toilet paper and disinfecting wipes in mid March. I scoffed. Not scoffing any more. But I never came close to running out and it's never been completely sold out around here. In short supply, yes, but always some on the shelves. Disinfecting wipes is another matter entirely. I'm running low on those and wondering if they'll ever be available again. Same with hand sanitizer.

    Oh, and over, never under. Two-ply, white, unscented.

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    1. We keep a plastic container in the kitchen with a paper towel soaking in a Pine-Sol and water solution. Wipe things down with it. Lasts until the towel disintegrates. Is anyone usnig UV light?

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    2. Hallie, that's what I intend to do once I run out.

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    3. I've read that Clorox wipes won't be available again until late Summer or early Fall.
      I also watched a video about making your own by cutting paper towel roll in half and making a bleach and water solution to put them in.

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  6. Under, for the same reason Hank stated, one ply, because we too have an old house with old plumbing, and I think scented would be ill-advised for the environment of one's nether regions.

    We are conservative with TP, using what we need, but not grabbing huge wads. So far we haven't run out, although we've had to resort to two ply once in a while, which terrifies me, clog-wise.

    Fold, don't wad.

    Also, at the beginning I ordered a forty pack of cheap white wash cloths for twenty bucks. So far we haven't opened it, but it is there if we ever run out and can't get more of the paper variety. I washed diapers for a decade, and I got bleach.

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    1. Actually, I bought a 12-pack of diapers at the beginning of this mess with the same thought in mind. They can potentally be cut up and used... and reused. I never used disposable diapers with my kids so I know the drill...

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    2. Where did you find diapers? My Bounty towels disintegrated with that homemade wipes recipe and diapers would be great.

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    3. Amazon! A pack of 12 cotton diapers ... got them back in early March thinking I could use them for masks but my daughters called me ‘diaper face’ when I modeled my creation

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    4. Yes, fold, don't wad. Important TP instructions!

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  7. We started our stay-at-home with a 24 pack of Scott single ply, which my plumbing likes best. I just cracked the last roll. Thankfully, my husband had purchased several packs of Brand X when he saw it on the store shelves. We've stopped using paper towels except for puppy accidents and keep a pile of microfiber rags next to the kitchen sink.

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    1. I’ve stopped using paper towels except for cooking - aka draining fried chicken

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    2. I bought Swedish bar towels which are reusable and replace paper towels. Got mine from Package Free website. However, I also scored a multipack of Scott paper towels when I got my multipack of Cottonelle.

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  8. i think I remember dreading somewhere that the toilet paper hoarding was partly due to the idea that that was one thing we could control. I suppose it sorta makes sense. I have quite a bit of the stuff on hand because soon after I had bought a huge pack of Scott, which I had used forever as did my family growing up, I tried a different brand and liked it much better - Charmin. So there is all that Scott, insurance maybe. By the way, Hank is absolutely correct on how to hang the roll!

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  9. I started the stay-at-home with a good supply. I do BJ's shopping for myself and my daughter who has 2 kids under 3 and works in local hospital. Before lockdown, whenever she asked me to get her some, I bought myself some, so have it stashed under lock and key :-). Always over, under makes me crazy!!

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  10. I speculate no scented tp due to a. cost of scent b. possible allergic reaction to scent (liability problems). I have mentioned growing up near a pulp mill that made the pulp for toilet paper. At the time dyed tp was in vogue. The run off from the mill would also dye the barnacles and muscles. This was before the EPA regs which did put a stop to that -- for a while.

    Lucy uses her tp to make roses for T-Bone to pounce on. So there.

    For us? We are now honoring Chinese pulp mills and trees which gave their lives so we would be comfortable. We are frugal at Nome St our stash lasts a long time. Have I ever run out? Yes. A good reason for an internet search on 19th cleaning methods.

    I wondered if the hoarding was tied to the symptom of 'dietary distress' which was frequently reported. Or, herd mentality which is more likely. May our lives be filled with one, 2 or 3 ply joy.

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    1. Coralee, I remember the colored toilet paper! My Alabama grandmother always had rolls that coordinated with her bathroom decor. God only knows what was in there to make them color fast.

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  11. Over, not under. Like Lucy, no discussion of usage. Plenty on hand before, and was lucky at store during April, arriving twice just as stock was put on shelves. Probably 20 rolls on hand, but not counting. Store brand is good, 2 ply preferred.
    Surprised at disappearance during early days. Milk and eggs were short, too, but lots of things you didn't expect disappeared. (yeast, flour)
    I disinfect products from shopping with a spray and paper towels.

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  12. Over never under.
    We have a good supply now. I was low at one point and a sweet friend offered to bring me some but then by some miracle, i got a 12 pack in a grocery delivery. I order every time but this was the first time they delivered any. I also got some in a barter when the delivery guy brought me the wrong product and I bartered with a friend.
    I rarely use paper towels. I have a "rag bag", a plastic garbage bag filled with old, cut down towels and old cut up T shirts. I use them for all cleaning and mopping with Mr. Clean and water. Then at the end of the day, into the washer they go and after drying, back into the bag for the next time.

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    1. On reusing rags - you’re a woman after my own heart ... though laundry is another topic I could go on and on about... but won’t

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    2. I seem to do washing and dishes all of the time and there are only two of us!

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    3. Do you not have cats that throw up every time you turn around?

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    4. I responded to the lock down by adding to my rag bag (actually a messy pile beneath the kitchen sink. I cut down a torn pillowcase and some holey flannel pajama pants that had long passed their sell-by date.

      I've been a little dissatisfied because I like to bleach the rags and dishtowels, and I ran out in mid-March. But today I went shopping in the early morning and hallelujah, there was bleach! The cheap store brand stuff, too, because why pay more for a label on your NaClO?

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  13. I have found that men, or at least the ones in my family, use a lot more toilet paper than I do. Even when my husband was alive and it was the two of us, I never bought TP at Costco because there was just too much of it in one pack to store. Luckily, I bought a 12-pack (2-ply) just before all this happened, and I still have 2 rolls left, even with 3 bathrooms, and I haven't found the need to ration. I recently got another 12-pack (scented, unfortunately--never knew this existed) in a grocery delivery, and it is still untouched.

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  14. Over, of course. Hank, I'm stunned. LOL

    No scent(I don't understand the reasoning behind that feature), and I prefer Costco's Kirkland brand. It is septic-approved, which we need here. I hate Charmin because of the lint. Ew.

    Since we have two homes I always keep a stock on hand, and I used to also supply Steve's office when he had it. I'm the family quartermaster, and if I see a staple or supply getting below half, I put that item on my list to be resupplied. We have three daughters, so toilet paper and shampoo are essential to my peace of mind. Heaven forfend we should run out!

    At the beginning of the quarantine an English friend who lives in France shared how to manage what is called "family cloth" for toilet needs, in lieu of toilet paper. It harks back to when paper was not manufactured specifically for this purpose, and when people didn't waste things as much as we do today. The process involves preparing reusable squares of cloth, and it works best paired with a bidet. The used squares are kept in a covered basket next to the toilet, and they are laundered daily. So practical.

    I'm not to that point, and frankly, my husband would object strongly. We have maybe 18 rolls on hand at the moment.

    Hallie, I still have rags made from my children's cloth diapers (the youngest will be 33 in September). They are the best for cleaning windows!

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    1. Karen, you had sturdier diapers than I. I ran out of the last diaper rags a few years back, after twenty-some years of use. Never used them for windows, though - my grandmother always insisted crumpled newspaper was best for glass and mirrors.

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    2. Karen, I have you beat. I have old diapers stashed and my baby just turned 50. Love them for rags, especially for windows. They also make great dish towels...no lint.

      Pat Marinelli

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    3. I would have to be pretty desperate before I resorted to family cloth.

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  15. A friend of mine said she used to turn the TP roll like a slot machine but now she turns it like a safe cracker.

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  16. Jenn said: Usually, it’s milk, eggs, and bread, or is that just my New England hurricane upbringing coming through?

    Jenn, here in the upper Midwest that's blizzard prep! TP, coffee/tea, pop, and adult beverages are also on the list.

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    1. That's also Gulf coast hurricane prep! Add bottled water.

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  17. Okay. White, unscented, over. As for ply, brand, etc. that is all my husband's purview. Honestly! He prefers Charmin for unknown reasons. I will let him know about it not dissolving and see if that shames him into switching to something else. Actually he is getting a septic system for his rural retreat as we speak, along with a well. Electricity to follow. He does the tp shopping and as far as I know we're good. Normal amounts on hand.

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  18. I started this adventure a part of a 6 roll package and since I live alone and still go to the office it had lasted for a little while. When I finally decided it was time to replace, it took two stores before I found more and purchased two 8 roll packages which lasted until but about ten days ago I decided to find one more package. Sister and niece are here and usage has gone up but have not run out. My premise had been that if I saw a package, I should buy it, but only one! So I have plenty now.

    Over, two ply, unscented, not out yet.

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  19. I don't quite get it either, but I'm ready. Got enough to last me a few months, so I've stopped trying to buy.

    Under. Anything else is from the devil. ;) Unscented because I am allergic to scents in just about anything.

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    1. Mark I think you and Hank are in the extremely lonely minority with your "under" stance!

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  20. I love this post! I would think that those of you who write and research historical mysteries, like Rhys and Edith, would have the edge on knowing how to manage without TP!

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    1. Good to know. Hopefully knowledge we'll never have to use. ;-)

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  21. Since factories and distribution centers were closed down for almost two months, those who stocked up on toilet paper were actually prescient. Remember, the original estimate for the lockdown was just two weeks. It has nearly turned into three months for a lot of people.

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    1. Going on three months with no end in sight if you're in an 'at risk' category.

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    2. Way back at the beginning of this mess, I had concerns about the supply chain well before it hit the news headlines. So I began thinking of options to TP; I ended up buying large oval cotton squares which I would reserve for extreme emergency use knowing, of course, that I couldn't flush them. Looks like I'll now be using large oval cotton squares to clean my face at night...

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  22. I've never had to worry about running out. I have typically bought a 36 pack from BJ's Warehouse and when the pandemic induced shortage kicked in, I had 21 rolls left from the last pack that I'd bought. So I was good. And I was able to find some when I went out so I'd buy a roll or two just to be sure since we didn't know how long this would last.

    Also, I made a couple of purchases for other people who couldn't find any. The married couple that are my trivia partners were looking for some but couldn't find any. They are elderly so they weren't going out much (the wife hasn't been further than her small back yard in months). I found an 18-pack, called them up and drove it over to leave on their doorstep for the appropriate social distancing. They asked what they owed me and I chuckled saying, "You can buy my dinner the first night we go back to trivia." I'm still looking for some hand sanitizer for them though.

    Another friend got a 6 Mega Roll pack when she asked if I had seen any. I was a part time goods delivery guy I guess.

    Oh and I wouldn't have had to worry about running out. If I'd run out of my own supply, I could've just grabbed a couple rolls from my job since I'm the only one that has been allowed in the building all this time (I've picked up the mail from the box at the end of the road and dropped it in the office a couple times a week).

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    1. You're a good neighbor, Jay. My neighbor scored us a mega-pack of the stuff when it got cut and cut and cut again from my grocery delivery.

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    2. You're doing the work of angels, Jay.

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    3. Hallie, well I'm okay anyway.

      Julia, odd considering my penchant for evil. :D

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  23. I had just stocked up when the lockdown hit, and I observed my usage habits until I reached the calculation that--yep, a new roll about every 3.5 to 4 days. So I figured I had enough to last through mid-May. Here we are, on May 29, and I'm on my last roll of the good stuff. I do have some off brand stuff the grocery store has given me in my pick-up orders, but I'm a little worried that it's the thick stuff that will stop up my drains. Oh well. There are always washcloths, and plumbers need work, too.

    My answers are 2-ply; over; and I have a lot on hand but I'm kind of afraid to use it.

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    1. Gigi, I just today found a 12-pack of 1-ply for the first time, we've been using 2-ply in our old system for weeks now. I instructed the family to use half as much as usual (because 2 ply is, after all, twice as much paper) and (not to get too graphic) if their wiping needs go up, to go ahead and flush halfway through. We're on well water, so I'm fine with using up a little more, and we haven't had a single clog yet! (She knocks on wood.)

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  24. How can a roll last 2 weeks? I go through one every couple days! And it's not the cheapo thin stuff either! We ordered from Staples in mid-March (six twelve packs of Angelsoft) when we went into lockdown and we still have 12 rolls - I did give 11 rolls to my niece who moved back to town during the lockdown and couldn't find any. My sister has 4 females in her house and you better believe they go through a lot of T.P. - she ordered a 100 rolls from another office supply place - Cottonell - and they still have a few rolls.

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    1. I make a roll last two weeks per bathroom! We buy 2 ply and they go on and on

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  25. The one good thing about pandemic shopping was I didn't have to think about possibly losing our electricity.
    A of 1 June we are officially in hurricane season and have to plan accordingly: batteries, no cook foods, propane tank full, etc.

    PS regarding the positioning of TP rolls--the patent shows them going over, not under.
    I must admit I am NOT ready for isolation (house with two over 60 year olds) to continue and then add the aftermath of a hurricane hit.

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    1. Libby, do you have younger neighbors or family nearby who can be called on to lend a hand?

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  26. 2 ply. Over. Scored one of those big 24 roll multipacks of Cottonelle about two weeks ago and you would've thought I'd hit it rich in the Lottery!

    I think Lucy/Roberta is still smarting from her husband's TP police scenario while they were still in Key West.

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  27. Single-ply is an abomination and should not be sold except for commercial use. And over, always over (sorry Hank).

    We are using less because I'm the only female home right now and the guys just don't use as much TP. I can make a roll last 2-3 weeks. We generally buy the Member's Mark brand from Sam's Club, but they've been out since March. We were down to one 9-roll pack, but fortunately were able to snag a couple packs at the grocery store.

    We have never completely run out - ever - but that's because The Hubby has an obsession with being stocked for emergencies. A big snowstorm here will cause a run on milk, bread, and TP but I've never understood it - and I'm from Buffalo, land of the Big Snowstorm. I get that we're all at home more, but three months in I'd expect to be able to buy some. I mean, how much can you stockpile? Don't answer that.

    I wonder if I tried to do a pick up at Sam's I'd have better luck?

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    1. I don't normally correct anyone's comments, but I know you meant to say that single-ply is the awesome choice.

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  28. A word in favor of one ply - no plumbing problems and lasts twice as long and costs much less...

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    1. Hallie, we can only hope that people see the wisdom and rightness of one-ply TP. We will keep shining our one-ply light and hope the two-plyers can find their way. Then we work on making sure it's over and that people carry TP with them when they travel.

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    2. A major word against one-ply - if you have an, um, mess you have to use a LOT more.

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  29. I’m an over convert after years of bickering about who put the toilet paper on wrong. White, two ply, and unscented, because really??

    In January I read articles about the virus in Wuhan and one mentioned a toilet paper shortage in China. When the virus spread to Europe, I picked up an extra pack on my regular Costco run, because you never know. Glad to say that extra 30 pack enabled me to become the emergency go-to for friends and family. “Come on over, I’ll leave a few rolls for you on the porch.”

    After repeated plumbing problems at work, a friend conducted an experiment whereby she placed a couple of sheets of Kirkland brand TP and a couple of sheets of another brand in separate jars of water and left them overnight. The next day she shook both vigorously and the Kirkland brand disintegrated into shreds, while brand X remained intact. The office now uses Kirkland.
    And like Forrest Gump, that’s all I have to say about that.

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  30. Over, because have you ever been in a restroom with it hung under and you wonder what it might have picked up from the bathroom stall walls? ;-). 2-ply, but I'm going to be trying Kirkland, and never ever scented. We were a little low at the beginning of this stay-at-home stuff, but I was able to get a package here and there to keep us stocked ahead and now the stores seem to have plenty. Can't remember ever running out--I grew up in a household of ten people, so you better believe that we stocked up on necessities.

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  31. 1 ply, under, no scent. We have not run out, but we have been having a lot of issues with grocery deliveries. We've been a 5 year delivery customer to ShopRite at Home. That means nothing now. You can't get online to place an order and if you are lucky enough to do so (once) there were no delivery times left. We had a delivery on April 6th and just got another this week on May 27th from a different ShopRite. Pure luck because of Memorial Day Weekend, we think. In between times our daughter sent us two deliveries from Whole Foods (she lives 45 minutes south of us and could get online). Thankfully, we are usually well stock in both pantry and freezer or we'd have been in deep trouble. We were starting to get low on things.

    I get it with everyone being home and needing toilet paper. However, it took us 10 weeks to get a box of salt. Luckily Hubby found one in the back of something which got us through. We still can't get paper towels, yeast, flour, more than 2 dozen eggs or two proteins at a time. A neighbor picked us up eggs and milk twice.

    It will be interesting to see when we can get another order in for a delivery.

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    1. I think we're all learning what we can do without! It's a lot easier with my household - just two of us. And I've been getting up in the middle of the night to snag a delivery slot.

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    2. I make my delivery order at 4 in the morning and I always get a good time slot.

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    3. We've tried in the middle of the night, early morning, and every other times. We only have three stores in town that deliver and they just can't handle the volume. Son got and order because he happened to hit a just canceled order and took the time slot.

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  32. So sorry to be so absent today! I have had a very frantic ridiculous technology disaster today! All good, finally, and so silly. But… Now I’m reading this and laughing, thank you!

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  33. Over, white, unscented. Normally Cottonelle A&E, don't know what ply. The last 6 pack I bought was plain Cottonelle. I have around 16 rolls and never ran out because my mother trained me to keep things on hand. Stay safe and well.

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  34. We buy whatever kind of toilet paper is available, though we alternate the use with cleansing cloths (similar to baby wipes) and wash cloths. I have been using the same toilet paper roll for about 24 days now.

    Diana

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  35. Amazon delivered a 24-roll carton yesterday. Heaven. As for local markets, they're doling it out, four rolls max. per person, if they have it. 2-ply, never scented, around 40 rolls, front to back.

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  36. I used to be under until I saw the patent and now I'm over. Unscented and white. I buy Scott toilet paper so whatever that ply is, is the one I use.

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