Here’s a money-saving cheap trick you should get behind: Buy the cheap toilet paper.
If you’ve never given much thought to your toilet paper purchases, you should. Some brands of toilet paper can end up costing you a lot more money than their cheaper counterparts.
First, let’s talk about use. If you’re a person who likes to use a big wad of toilet paper for one quick wipe, you’re flushing a lot of money down the drain when you buy pricier toilet paper. Using less is often best, and when you use less of a cheaper product, you will save even more.
More expensive toilet paper can also cost you money in other ways. For example, a lot of the more expensive toilet paper products on the market are described as “thicker,” “ultra soft” or “quilted.” These types of toilet paper can have difficulty breaking down in water, which can cause clogged plumbing and trouble with sewer and septic systems. If the problem persists, you may have to contact a plumber or professional drain cleaner for help.
Likewise, you should avoid flushable wipes and other products that claim to be flushable. While the manufacturers of these products claim they can be flushed, more and more communities are discovering that these “flushable” products are bad for pipes. Consider investing in a bidet or if that’s too expensive of an option, keep a spray bottle with warm water in your bathroom for those times you need a bit more cleaning.
So what’s a good cheap toilet paper? That’s really for you to decide. Good Housekeeping has done extensive toilet paper reviews to help you shop. I personally have very little brand loyalty when it comes to toilet paper, and often buy store brands. Like my other purchases, I’m looking for the best value for my money. I look for the cheapest toilet paper that is thick enough and soft enough to get the job done and still dissolve easily in water. And I try to use the minimum amount needed.
Toilet paper is a product designed to remove residual waste from our bodies. There’s just no need to spend a lot of money on it.