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.
Check out our other cheap tricks to help you save time and money and be sure to share your own cheap trick with us. You just might see it end up in a future Cheap Trick post!
Consumers reports recommends White Cloud
Danielle O. says
Our plumber recommends Scott Naturals (our favorite), Wal-Mart Great Value Ultra Soft, White Cloud Green Earth, and Green forest.
Estela Reyes says
I use to use Scott’s just the plain white rolls but the quality fell so far bellow. As soon it got wet you had a mess in your hand. I tried the Angel Soft better but you run out real fast. I went to the Walmart brand and it’s a bit better. Your best bargain is when you can get the janitorial supply. It’s mostly Georgia Pacific but you have to know someone in the business and be able to shell out $$ for a box of almost 100 rolls. Thst is if you can get someone who doesn’t charge a cut, otherwise it’s not worth the trouble.
That roll is on backwards. I just want to turn it around. Arrgh…..
Christina Brown says
LOL! I think it’s just right. :-)
Couponing. You will not have to buy “cheap” toilet paper. I have 5 children plus my husband and myself make 7 in the house and you do not save more when you buy generic brands. The closest I’ve gotten is Dollar General brand that compared to Scott.