Let’s Talk Toilet Paper…

I’ve been thinking about toilet paper a lot lately!  I’m a person with some health issues that make the softness of my toilet paper a big deal to me!  Unlike a man, a woman has to worry about the toilet paper being soft on two different parts of her body–so it’s doubly important to us!!!   Enough said about all of that!

Do you remember when toilet paper was actually soft?   I do, and I never thought much about it.   I used the brand Angel Soft for years and loved it.  Recently, I think they must’ve changed the formula of it because I don’t find it as soft anymore…At first it was only the double rolls that weren’t as soft, then the problem spread to the single roll packages as well.  This little problem has sent me on the search for a soft toilet paper!

First I tried Charmin Ultra Soft.  The first package I bought was wonderful!  I thought I’d found my new brand of  toilet paper.  Then I bought a second package and found was rougher than the first pack that I tried.  That first package must’ve been from an old recipe!  I tried two more packages, then decided to move on with my search.

Next I decided to try Cottonelle.  I hesitated because it’s a little expensive.  No problem because I didn’t like it either.  It’s softer than some, but is the consistency of a paper towel–a little too thick for my taste.  I could see that stuff making a major clog in the drain pipe–especially after a visit from my oldest son, who uses a “mega wad” of toilet paper!

I tried Dollar General’s brand of cheap stuff–just because I had some left over from making mummies at Halloween–and actually it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.  It’s just a little bit thin, but the softness was so-s0.  I decided to keep searching…

I guess I’ll try Scott or Northern brands next.  Years ago I tried Scott and it was like sandpaper! Ugh!  I saw on the new package that it said ultra soft–I‘ll soon see how soft it is!  One thing that I do remember about Scott toilet paper is that a roll lasts forever–or seems to, especially when it was rough!

I see on the packages that toilet paper is now made from recycled products.  That is probably why it’s not as soft anymore.  What are they recycling?  Sandpaper, cardboard?  Please, can’t you just cut down a tree and bring back soft toilet paper–for those of us who really need softness!

One last thing before I go.  The latest craze is polling which way we roll our toilet paper.  The question is being asked “do you prefer that your paper rolls over the roll or under the roll?”  I am an over the roll person–one hundred percent!  I’ll change it if it’s hanging the other way.  I never realized, until lately, that my husband is an under the roll person.  I didn’t really think he cared.  Since I constantly change the roll, I guess he just surrendered and became an over the roll person by default. 

Which brings me to the burning questionWhich way do you roll?  If you will take the time to answer the burning question,  or suggest a soft brand of toilet paper…you will automatically be entered in the drawing for the Valentine’s Day Giveaway pictured below.  There is a pair of socks, a magnetic memo pad, and a manicure set–plus I am  also including a mystery gift!  Don’t you love surprises?  I’m dying to read your comments!  Let’s have some fun with this one!  Good luck!!!   Kathy

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  1. Over over over…under just doesn’t work! I’ll take a stand (or seat) on this one. 🙂
    Kathleen

  2. Over the top, all the way. Although that makes it easier for the cats to dismantle. Right now though it doesn’t matter as the roll-thingy fell off the wall and so now it sits on the back of the toilet.

  3. Kathy, LOL cute post. Over 100%. I change it too. Thanks for the fun post.

    Thank You for your friendship, support and prayers.

  4. When we get around to changing the roll we roll under but most of the time we just put a roll on the counter or the back of the toilet. Yep, we’re that lazy, lol!
    As far as a soft tp, 7th generation is pretty darn rough. It’s what we use but it’s probably the roughest I’ve ever used.
    Speaking of toilet paper, don’t you just hate it when you are in a public restroom and you go to get some tp and it pulls of the roll one…square….at…a….time!!! Drives me nuts! Ok, rant over.

  5. Hilarious! We roll over, for sure!

  6. I’m with you on rolling it OVER! 🙂 But, as far as a soft brand of TP, it’s really hard to find!!! Most of the brands have downgraded their quality, so I usually just buy the cheapest. 🙂 We’re currently trying Quilted Northern, and it’s not too bad. You’ll have to try it and let me know what you think! 🙂

  7. As long as the roll gets replaced i’m happy with over or under. Not sure what the softest brand is out there, but we use Angel Soft.

  8. I am an under the roll type of person our toilet paper of choice is quilted northern actually it’s my husbands choice. I do agree that all of it has changed the double rolls look like the old regular rolls so what is up with that?

  9. I like over, although friends with cats tell me under discourages their cats from causing trouble.

    Have you tried Seventh Generation toilet paper?

  10. I roll from the top but if you are looking for a way to hold lots of tp at your first roll check this out!
    http://www.candogoods.wordpress.com
    And then check out where I got regretsied. Very funny!
    http://candogoods.wordpress.com/2010/04/17/well-i-guess-i-asked-for-it-and-i-got-it/


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