Before comparing brands there are certain things to look for when buying toilet paper. Unfortunately some of these cannot be seen by just looking at the packaging, you need to test several kinds and see which ones perform best.
Things to Consider:
- One double roll is equal to two single rolls
- Toilet paper comes in different thicknesses 1 ply, 2 ply and some are available in 3 ply
- Users will normally use double the amount of 1 ply versus 2 ply, so this is an important factor when selecting your toilet paper brand
The Three Main Factors of Toilet Paper are:
Softness – this is usually a personal preference of how the paper feels on your skin when used. Some people with sensitive skin may become irritated with certain brands of toilet paper.
Strength – nobody wants to use toilet paper that falls apart as you use it. This is where you should consider the value and cost of a 1 ply to a 2 ply package.
Value – the total cost of the toilet paper is not the most important factor. Instead the value should be determined by comparing the weight of the sheets and the end cost per sheet. The end cost will also be determined by just how many sheets are being used per day. This number will vary greatly depending upon the number of people in your household and if you have young children. Small kids are notorious for using way too much toilet paper!
Toilet Paper Brands
Charmin – ultra soft brand very absorbent and soft. Charmin has a reputation for producing soft toilet paper and uses 2 ply for their brands.
Northern – quilted northern ultra plush tears easily from the roll and consumers rated with an overall great performance for softness, absorbency and tearing capabilities.
Angel Soft – offers a great quality toilet paper generally at a much cheaper price than the major brands. Consumers rate this as a great value for money and a good buy!
Cottonelle – usually offers 1 ply toilet paper and has varieties that contain lotion. While this can add softness it can cause issues for people with allergies. Most consumers rated this as gentle and strong.
Scott – is known to make toilet paper which dissolves and breaks down quickly. Their toilet paper may not be as strong as some other brands but is soft.
Many of the above brands have hypo allergenic toilet paper and paper made from re-cycled products. These can be great buys but one thing to note is that you are normally buying smaller rolls in these packages, sometimes at a higher price. Compare the weight of the rolls and the number of sheets per roll.
Final Buying Decision
When choosing which toilet paper brand to buy it really is a matter of choice. Do you go with the most reputable brand for softness? Or do you try some generic brands? The easiest way to make your choice is to test several brands out. The most affordable way to do this is by using toilet paper coupons. This helps you save money while doing your own testing.
Also consider what the most important considerations are for you and your family.
- Being septic tank friendly
Then choose based upon your priorities from the above list. One good tip when testing different brands is not to tell other family members. Just change the rolls and see if anyone notices anything. Then based upon their comments you can make your final buying decision.