Stupid toilet paper question... : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

I have not yet begun to stock toilet paper, mainly due to the space requirements. While "sitting around" today, I noticed that the toilet paper in my company's bathrooms would be perfect you Y2K storage. The rolls are large, very compact (1 roll probably is the equivalent of 3-4 of the kind you get at the grocery).

Question: does Sam's or anywhere you know of stock "commercial" grade TP? How can I get it and how expensive is it?

Thanks for all input.


-- Roland (, March 05, 1999


Sam's has the toilet paper you describe. I don't know how much it costs but it's easy to get.

-- Old Git (, March 05, 1999.

You are in trouble!.....Ask the Janitor!....Around $20.00 a roll!........Happy hunting!

-- John Kavaney (, March 05, 1999.

Sorry for the distraction from such weighty matters, but,

Shouldn't the title of the thread be "Stupid question about toilet paper?"

--Greybear, just trying to help clean up all these little problems.

- Got Soap?

-- Greybear (, March 05, 1999.

I hope its not the same 50 grit that my company buys. If it is, try to get the 220 grit - the 50 is a killer

-- Online2Much (, March 05, 1999.

Cheapest way to go for me has been to pick up the sales specials at the grocery store. Routinely, 24-roll packs of "Angel Soft" & equivalent brands are on sale for around $5. Stores in the attic with no problem. I have a rather small house, so when I began "accumulating stored goods in case of natural disasters", I had to clean up. It is surprising how much more room you have (closets, cabinets, under beds, in the shed, etc) when you start throwing out all the accumulated junk that you will probably never use anyway. (Like: Why did I have that antique Adam computer stashed under the bed anyway?)

Good Luck


-- mike (, March 05, 1999.

My dear friend,

The answer to 'why' you had the old adam computer under the bed is are waiting on the new 'eve' model....LOL...have a lil home too. I can identify, What throw that out, why? There are plenty of toilet paper threads if you do the archives....

-- consumer (, March 05, 1999.

Consumer - that's stupid toilet paper "rolls" hanging around, not stupid toilet paper threads. Stupid toilet paper threads is what you get when you try to write an answer on stupid toilet paper in a thread about stupid toilet paper questions.....?

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (, March 05, 1999.

Any discounter can provide cheap, bulk issue of regular sized rolls, but for the larger, oversized rolls its best to go through a janitorial supplies outfit. About a 12 inch diameter is I believe what you are looking for. Ask for 2-ply it is softer, and won't pull apart so easily. Most businesses, or schools have tons of these catalogs laying around, or check yellow pages. The recommendation to ask any janitor is a good one, but make sure they are the ones that actually make the purchase or recommend what is purchased, rather than just restock the restrooms. Not as stupid a question as you would think! Most will forget this daily aspect in their preps.

-- John (, March 05, 1999.

.....never thought about it....don't really need it....all mine just floats to the bottom of the tank where some guy sucks it out once a month.

"Humans are only the third most intelligent life on the planet"


-- abcdGoldfish (, March 05, 1999.

Be sure and line up all of the extra toilet paper up in the attic. If you buy enough and place it properly it will also act as insulation up there. But remember to not squeeze the stuff.

-- Mister (, March 05, 1999.

A friend of mine told me to buy Scott Tissue. It has a 1000 sheets per roll.

-- Kevin (, March 05, 1999.


-- (cannot-say@this.time), March 05, 1999.

I have developed a plan which produces savings at least 3 ways. Do not use toilet paper at home. Go to the nearest restroom. Use the facilities and the paper there.Wear a nylon layered type coat. Make small openings in lining and insert paper in until full. I call this my Y2K coat. It will produce a rustling sound at first, but this fades with time.

-- Plead the 5th (Thewritings@onthe.wall), March 05, 1999.

When your coat is full, you can still do better. Stick the end of another six or eight foot length into your pants at the waist in the back and let it trail along behind.

They will laugh at you as though a fool but you will have the last laugh.

-- Floyd Baker (, March 05, 1999.

DieTer LikeS ChaRmiN!!!!TheRE Is NOtHINg LiKE SOfTNeSS To CarESS YoUR BEhiND!!! HUsH NOw, You PaRty POoooooPerS!!!!!

-- Dieter (, March 06, 1999.


I'm with you: Charmin is best. When thinking about possible bartering value, I figure that quality, quality, quality is the way to go -- one can get more of whatever-one-forgot-to-stockpile for a 4-pack of Charmin than for an equal amount of brand X.

-- No Spam Please (, March 06, 1999.

Plead the Fifth: I must confess, I don't steal the toilet paper, I steal the toilet seat covers. When we go camping, I take a porta potty with me that's shared by others. The deal is, who ever used it last must cleanup after themselves and put a clean toilet seat cover on. Anyone caught not cleaning up after themselves has to poop in the woods. I already have my family trained for Y2K.

-- SeatCoverThief (, March 06, 1999.

I hope you guys didn't think I was serious.

-- Plead the 5th (Thewritings@onthe.wall), March 06, 1999.

Purchase whatever good deals on toilet paper you can secure NOW! If you don't acquire a good, sizeable supply of TP before the masses awaken, then you'll be forced to stand in line. Prepare NOW!

-- dinosaur (, March 06, 1999.

Was at Kmart earlier today. They had 36-packs on sale, and the display was placed right in front of the entrance...first thing I saw when I walked in the place.

-- Tim (, March 06, 1999.

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