Bulk Buying Bum Tickets

A lot of internet sites on bulk buying I’ve been looking at lately say stocking up on toilet paper is a no-no. They must all own a bidet or something, cause we go through toilet paper like….well actually when we’re using something up really fast over here in Devereauxland we say, “We’re going through ‘whateveritis’ like it’s toilet paper.”

Let’s just say we use a lot, so it’s a big drain on our weekly grocery bill. If we can save a few bucks on bum tickets, it adds up to big bucks.

So in classic Monty Python style, I fart in the general direction of these websites. We buy toilet paper in bulk every opportunity we get.

Today, the local supermarket had toilet paper at half price – from $4.50 to $2.25. It works out at 21c per 100 sheets. I bought 13 packs (would have been more but it was all I could fit in my trolley with the other groceries. That’s a saving of $29.25 – or, to put it into perspective every man and his dog can understand, one carton of beer! (On special beer).

Storage is the usual wall the sites put up, so I built a toilet paper wall in protest. Storing toilet rolls is just a matter of making space in the high part of a cupboard or the garage or somewhere out of sight. Okay, you don’t want to pile it up in the corner of a bedroom or living room, but $30 is worth having a wander around the house to see where it might possibly go. This mountain of toilet paper in the picture will likely last us less than two months (we go through minimum 10 rolls a week, although these are BIG rolls).

Only downside to all these big rolls of loo paper might be Miss1 and her toilet training, because the only part of going to the toilet she seems to have a handle of is unfurling great wads of tissue and filling up the toilet bowl.

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  • We always purchase toilet paper in bulk when its on special, family of 9 goes through a whole lot In a week, hubby got sick of trying not to knock over the toilet paper castle all the time so he got a second hand filing cabinet and put it on top our our family one and filled the drawers, each drawer holds 60 rolls, best bit kids don’t know where its hidden!

  • We are a family of 3 and we buy it in bulk, mainly for two reasons:
    1. I know I will forget to buy some when we are running low
    2. I can’t think of anything worse than running out of bum tickets!

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