I have recently changed the way I view a good deal on toilet paper and paper towels. I wanted to share it with you today. “What is a good stock up price for these items?” I used to try to pay per roll, but because so many are packaged differently, that got confusing.
A few years ago, I decided to pick what is a good deal on the square foot. Here are my stock up prices:
Toilet Paper: $0.01 to $0.02 per square foot (closer to $.01 is best 🙂 )
Paper Towels: $0.03 to $0.04 per square foot
What did you say?
You are probably wondering “Huh? Square foot?” If you look on the packages you will actually see how many square feet are in the package. This makes it much simpler to figure out if you are getting a good deal. Here is how you figure it out:
Take the price divided by the total square feet = price per square foot.
It is that simple. For example, toilet paper was on sale a few weeks ago, the 12 pk double rolls was actually a better price per square foot than the 24 pk single rolls. So… it pays to check the square foot price.
When you calculate your price per square foot, you really do see which package is a good deal without being swayed by the packaging. 🙂
You can go the easier route and still save money.
Now you can still easily save money by going the easier route and figuring out if you are getting the best deal per roll. So if a package is filled with 6 double rolls you would divide by 12. 6 double rolls = 12 single rolls. This is my stock up prices:
Toilet paper – $.25 per roll or less
Paper towels – $.60 per roll or less ($.50 is even better)
*Note – if you are a fan of Brawny, then the best deal for it is $.90 per roll.
You might not get the BEST price but you are still going to save a ton of money.
Now make sure you check out our Amazon post where we post the BEST toilet paper deals online. Yes… they will ship to your door cheaper than you can buy in the store.