I offer this outstanding news for those who hoarded the same toilet paper that I did. We no longer need to worry about productivity miracles making our hoards seem silly.
November 2, 2009
8.6% Return on Investment!
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See that toilet paper hoard off to the right? That's Georgia Pacific's Marathon brand purchased at Costco.
A recent purchase was accidentally opened by my girlfriend. We normally use oldest first. That did allow me to compare the newest rolls to our oldest rolls.
The rolls were slightly different sizes (which I knew) but something felt wrong about the actual sheets. I felt a bit like the Princess in The Princess and the Pea. I therefore decided to take two rolls to the kitchen scale.
The new package has 4.0" x 4.5" sheets.
The old package has 4.0" x 4.5" sheets.
No change there.
The new package has 48 rolls at 470 sheets each.
The old package has 45 rolls at 500 sheets each.
No meaningful change there.
The new roll weighs 174 grams and has 470 sheets.
The old roll weighs 200 grams and has 500 sheets.
The cardboard tube weighs 5 grams.
The new sheets therefore weigh 0.36 grams each (169 / 470).
The old sheets therefore weigh 0.39 grams each (195 / 500).
Very clever. I seem to be getting about 8% less toilet paper per sheet and nobody is the wiser.
Well, that's not quite true. At least one person is the wiser now and if he tells two friends, and if they tell two friends, and so on, and so on, then perhaps nearly everyone can be the wiser.
In any event, I would argue that the majority of my toilet paper hoard just went up in value by about 8%. Woohoo! I feel so much richer now!
November 9, 2011
How to Find the Best Deals on Toilet Paper
Find the Total Square Feet number on the package. Then divide it into the price that the package costs.
The weight of each sheet should also be factored in apparently, unless of course you would enjoy watching TV through a sheet of 2-ply toilet paper someday, lol. Sigh.
The Illusion of Prosperity is alive and well. Good times.
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