If you've spent any time with me in the last year, you know that I've become a "good deal" seeker. I try to fine our necessities as cheaply as possible, and then buy as many as possible. One of those necessities is toilet paper. I'm just guessing here, but I bet it's a necessity at your house too! Anyway, my target price for toilet paper is $.25 a roll. I will not pay more than $.25 for a regular roll of toilet paper. If it's a double roll, then I just divide the price in 1/2 to see if it comes out to $.25 or less per regular roll. So, for the last year, I've been buying TP at my target price and feeling pretty proud of myself when I'd stumble on a good deal. I have quite a stash of TP and the main brands that I have are Angel Soft, Charmin, and Cottenelle. This weekend, I was moving my stash and took a look at the fine print. WHOA!! Not all TP is created equal!! Here's what I discovered: I'm an idiot!
OK, I'm not really an idiot, but it sure took the wind out of my sails when I realized my error.
The size of the squares of TP are all the same for all the brands. They're each roughly 4" x 4 1/2". So far, so good. BUT! The NUMBER of squares is different.
Charmin - 1 regular roll is approx. 100 ft.
Cottenelle - 1 regular roll is approx. 150 ft.
Angel Soft - 1 regular roll is approx. 172 ft. Yes! 172 ft.!!!!! And! It's even a 2-ply!
So, consider yourself informed!! Spread the word!!