When it comes to reducing our grocery bills, many consumers automatically look at the big picture. Yes, this is good, but think about the items you buy. When doing so, you will find toilet paper. The best way to save money on groceries is to tackle the situation one item at a time. So, how can you save money on toilet paper?
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Choose your stores wisely.
One mistake many consumers make is buying toilet paper at the grocery store. After all, it is quick, easy, and convenient. No special trip is required. Unfortunately, toilet paper costs more at grocery stores. In fact, most non-food items cost more. Your best bet is to shop at a department store or discount retailer, such as Walmart, Family Dollar, or Dollar General. The only instance in which you should buy toilet paper at the grocery store is if you find a great sale, which does happen from time to time.
Look for toilet paper sales and stock up when you find them.
What is nice about toilet paper is it never expires, and it is a product we always need. Unlike food, you can stock up on toilet paper and never worry about it going to waste. For that reason, if you find a good sale, buy more. You don’t have to stock up with 20 packages of toilet paper, but buy an extra two or three packages when you can.
Find toilet paper coupons.
One of the best ways to save money on toilet paper and other paper products is to use money-saving coupons. Luckily, these are easy to find. About once every month or two, you can find Scott toilet paper coupons and Cottonelle toilet paper coupons in weekend newspaper inserts. Coupon Web sites may also have these coupons. Don’t forget to check manufacturer Web sites, too. On occasion, manufacturers offer coupons directly on their Web sites. Perform a standard Internet search to find the Web site of your favorite toilet paper manufacturers.
Use your toilet paper coupons.
Printing or clipping coupons and actually using them are two different things. How many times have you gone shopping and left your coupons at home or had coupons get lost in the mix? After printing your toilet paper coupons, put them in an envelope, your coupon organizer, with your grocery list, or in your purse. After putting the package in the cart at the store, put the coupon aside to ensure you don’t forget to use it.
Experiment with different brands.
As with many food and health, and beauty products, we all have our favorite toilet paper brand. Unfortunately, that may be an expensive one. If it is, try experimenting with cheaper brands of toilet paper. The worst that will happen is you don’t like it. In that case, use up the rest of the package and return to your favorite brand or experiment some more.
Talk to the children in your home about conserving.
If you are a parent, especially the parent of a toddler or preschooler, a lot of toilet paper may be going to waste at your home. Children are excited about using the toilet, and this is good, but many use too much toilet paper. Take the time to show your child the right amount of toilet paper to use. You may be surprised by how much waste this prevents.