Toilet paper is one of those necessities (unless you've become completely green in this area, like one of my cousins) that is a pain to buy. I hate having to buy it because it's not cheap and that means I have less budget money available for other things. But, fortunately, I don't have to buy it often--like maybe every three months or so (when I buy the huge 24 roll packs). I grew up using plain Scott tissue and made the conscious decision to continue using it once I left home, since it is so cost effective.
If you just have to have your soft, cushy, thick toilet paper, then this tip won't be one you want to adopt. But if you're not picky (which my husband and I aren't) and just need something to get the job done--and that will help you save money--Scott is your brand. Why? In a nutshell, each regular roll has 1,000 squares. (Be sure to check the package, though, because Scott also has softer varieties that have fewer squares per roll.) How many squares does yours have? Have you ever checked? Do a price comparison and you will see the difference. I think I replace about one roll per week for our family.