11 February 2013

Toilet paper

Toilet paper.

A bigger deal than you might think?


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In our household we try to do things for as little cost as possible. That includes buying cheap toilet paper. Budget, Kiwi, whatever's on special. When I go to someone else's house I always notice the type of loo roll they have. I feel very luxurious if they have thick, soft expensive paper!

But. But, my friends!

At the supermarket recently I stood looking at the toilet paper selection and thought to myself, 'I always feel so ripped off using the el cheapo paper, when the nice stuff is only a few dollars more! Why not splash out and indulge - in such a small way! - and feel luxurious ALL THE TIME?' I know, I'm a rebel aren't I? So daring.

So I did. And I'm not going back!


What about you? Do you buy the cheap stuff, or do you think your bottom deserves better?

16 comments:

  1. I would love to splash out on decent stuff but with having 2 little girls we tend to go through a lot of toilet paper, if I had an en-suite I would defiantly buy the cheep stuff for the kids and the nice stuff for us!

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    1. That's a good idea - we sometimes dream about having our own bathroom...

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  2. Woo! GROCERY POWER!!!

    Haha, we just buy the home brand. I agree, using others paper is nice, but I grew up with the cheap stuff so it doesn't really bother me.

    AND, hubby and i were discussing this the other night with some friends and they mentioned they only ever use 4ply (the norm), and he was all like "what is 4ply!? Why would you need more than 2!?" hahahaha. Perfect! x

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    1. Ha ha ha! Graeme sounds awesome! 4-ply is, like, beyond luxury!

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  3. we get cotten posh three ply ... it's not that much more expensive and i like it.

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  4. We use the whatever is the cheapest at Paknsave that week. I admit, the softness of a more expensive loo roll is tempting, but I have super sensitive skin and quite often the purfumes in fancy-pants papers irritate me! Not much fun having a rash in your pants : P I'll be sticking to my budget paper!

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    1. No, rash in the pants does NOT sound good! I have sensitive skin too, so always do the unscented stuff. I think it's a bit silly anyway - it's not going to stop your 'business' from smelling!!

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  5. I'm not too fussed but I do try and avoid cottonsoft brand after the rain forest thing. I buy bulk when it's on special and try to support brands that support the environment. (proudly closet hippy!) I also try not to get printed ones as I figure that's not great for the enviroment either

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    1. Ooh, tell me more about the rainforest/cottonsoft thing? I don't know about it. I do like buying the Earthcare brand for the same 'environmental' reasons.

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  6. I always get the Budget plain white one, no perfumes or colours to irritate visitors and it does the job well. Also considering some of our family use a huge amount of paper in one visit I don't want to throw more money down the loo than I have to.

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    1. Yes indeed - it is just throwing $$ down the loo, isn't it? Almost seems a waste, except I don't want to think about the alternative, so we'll stick with what we've got!

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  7. I get the expensive rolls when they are on special!! The cheap paper you use 2 to 3 times as much so as not to have your fingers go through!!!!

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  8. I never understand why anyone would use 1-ply. You have to use twice as much (if not more!). Countdown sometimes have bulk Quilton rolls on special, and then they're not much more than the el-cheapo brands. I like soft toilet paper, and it has to be at least 2 or 3-ply. :-)

    On a side note, the other day Marica said, "Dad, do you know what's the best thing about this bathroom?" Ben: "What?" Marica: "The soft toilet paper!"

    So I feel vindicated. :-)

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    1. Ah, vindication is so nice. :) Why do they even MAKE 1-ply?!

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  9. According to a thing I read once, the second picture (loose toilet paper against the wall, labelled "wrong?") is the correct way to hang it, at least if one has toddlers in the house.

    'Cause if a toddler bats at the roll so it spins in an anticlockwise motion, the roll in the first picture will start to unroll, prompting Joy and Glee and repeated battage. With the second roll, the loose bit will just sort of flop round and round and not go anywhere.

    On the other hand, if you do that thing on Pinterest where you shape the end of the roll into origami flowers in order to freak your guests out with evidence that you've been fingering the toilet paper, it has to be put the other way. But I suppose that scenario is antithetical to having toddlers anyway. Unless you've locked yourself in the loo to escape them for a bit and are using the origami as an excuse not to leave.

    Life is complex, innit?

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  10. Oh, and also? Beware of getting used to luxury. I agree in principle - the difference of a few dollars can create a lot of pleasure and joy - but it's insidious. One day you buy nice olives for a treat, and they turn out to be fruity and mellow and delicious, not like the acrid supermarket ones you had to train yourself to like because your husband called you a pleb. And the next thing you know, you're laying out $8 a jar for olives routinely. Then you try unpasteurised camembert. And you go to a fancier supermarket one day because it's by the bus stop and they don't have your regular vanilla essence, but another kind for a few dollars more with real vanilla seeds in it.

    And then everyone around you starts buying houses, and you're all "...?"

    I hear high-thread-count sheets are nice. I'm not going to investigate.

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