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Tissues vs. Toilet Paper
DailyFinance.com ^ | 02/03/12 | Nadine Cheung

Posted on 02/11/2012 3:54:48 AM PST by Daffynition

When you have a cold or are suffering from allergies, tissues are a must-have, but the cost can rack up when you're buying them all the time. Have you ever considered using toilet paper instead? Here are a few good reasons why you should.

We've all grabbed a few squares from the bathroom roll in a pinch, but using toilet paper over tissues is actually a more cost-effective choice in the long run. On average, a box of tissues has 65 sheets and breaks down to about 2 cents per sheet. However, a roll of toilet paper has nearly four times as many sheets as a box of tissues and costs half as much.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Hobbies; Reference
KEYWORDS: bogroll; toiletpaper
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1 posted on 02/11/2012 3:54:54 AM PST by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition
I have found that toilet paper is more abrasive than facial hygiene tissue, and that the prolonged use of the former results in painfully inflammed skin about the nose.

Of course, I didn't conduct a scientifically rigorous test of different grades and plies of toilet paper versus tissue paper, so this is only anecdotal evidence.

Regards,

2 posted on 02/11/2012 3:57:59 AM PST by alexander_busek
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To: alexander_busek

For nasal purposes, there are some pretty soft tp’s out there. Better to buy a premium brand for that purpose, but it’s still fairly cheap compared to Kleenex.


3 posted on 02/11/2012 4:02:07 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Daffynition

4 posted on 02/11/2012 4:04:41 AM PST by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Daffynition

Kleenex tissues are designed for strength when wet, whereas toilet tissue is designed to disintegrate when wet.


5 posted on 02/11/2012 4:06:44 AM PST by liberateUS
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To: Daffynition

Why not use a cotton hanky like Grandpa and save some serious cash. In about 60,000 years, you’d save enough money for that vacation to Barbados.


6 posted on 02/11/2012 4:17:56 AM PST by petercooper (The one difference between Obama & Romney: Obama is only half white.)
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To: Daffynition

I use paper towels.


7 posted on 02/11/2012 4:40:04 AM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: petercooper

I’ve been saving this way all my life! I’m 64. So far, I’ve saved enough for my Barbados vacation to get me about 300 yards off Miami Beach. The water is over my head. What do I do next?

:-)


8 posted on 02/11/2012 4:41:17 AM PST by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: petercooper
Why not use a cotton hanky like Grandpa and save some serious cash. In about 60,000 years, you’d save enough money for that vacation to Barbados.

I know it's traditional for people, but hygienically, it's unacceptable.

9 posted on 02/11/2012 4:45:26 AM PST by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: alexander_busek; Bobalu
Maybe we can get Cheryl Crow to finance a study?

I saw a show [TLC? maybe],on *thrifty/cheapskate people*, and a woman was separating the plys of TP to make it go farther.

Another guy rinsed his paper towels off, and hung them to dry, to *reuse* them.

10 posted on 02/11/2012 4:51:08 AM PST by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

Save more money by using both sides.


11 posted on 02/11/2012 4:57:02 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: BwanaNdege

Use washable cloth squares instead of toilet paper. Who cares if it’s unsanitary, you’ll save 50 cents per week and be off to Barbados in no time!


12 posted on 02/11/2012 4:57:39 AM PST by petercooper (The one difference between Obama & Romney: Obama is only half white.)
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To: BwanaNdege; petercooper
I suggest saving the cardboard rolls and hot-gluing them together ... coat with waterproofing and build a raft.

Or save your empty plastic bottles ...soon you'll have a boat sturdy enuf to get you to Barbados on the Gulf Stream.


13 posted on 02/11/2012 4:58:44 AM PST by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: R. Scott

“I use paper towels.”

Me too, and they work good as toilet paper too. One square of Bounty can take care of just about anything (you just have to break it up).


14 posted on 02/11/2012 4:59:13 AM PST by BobL (I don't care about his past - Santorum will BRING THE FIGHT to Obama)
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To: Daffynition

15 posted on 02/11/2012 5:03:15 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: petercooper

Doe Sears send a catalog anymore?


16 posted on 02/11/2012 5:03:45 AM PST by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: BobL

The cardboard center tears out easily making TP its own dispenser


17 posted on 02/11/2012 5:03:56 AM PST by Louis Foxwell (The day liberals grow up is the day tyranny ends.)
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To: Daffynition

Your aptness of photos always astounds me, Daffy!


18 posted on 02/11/2012 5:05:50 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Daffynition

Important questions like this must be answered.

For instance, when it comes to bread, I’m a twist and flipper meanuing that after removing the twist tie, I toss it, spin the bread bag and flip it over.

Men’s briefs. Who the hell came up with the idea of making us negotiate an “S” turn to get our junk out? If I’m in a hurry I say screw the slalom and go over the top instead.


19 posted on 02/11/2012 5:08:38 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: martin_fierro
HAHAHA! Waste not, want not.


20 posted on 02/11/2012 5:10:42 AM PST by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

Oh, I’d love one of those during allergy season! No more hauling around a box of tissues and no more nasty sleeves.


21 posted on 02/11/2012 5:14:39 AM PST by CH3CN (A stitch in time is worth two in the bush.)
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To: cripplecreek
>>I’m a twist and flipper<<

...but do you *shuffle* through the slices to get to an interior one? [Carlin used to have a funny routine about that].

And which way do you roll?


22 posted on 02/11/2012 5:15:52 AM PST by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

As a retired Paper Salesman this picture brings a tear to my eye, thanks.

There is no difference between TP and facial tissue from the same manufacture. I specify “same manufacture” because there are a lot of differences between manufactures.

We did not sell on the retail market and all our paper was made from 100% recycled stock. Manufactures such as KC or P&G are primarily retail and make their product with 100% Virgin stock.

One warning for those using “Kleenex” do not flush them down a toilet. They do not breakup. If Kleenex were around when Noah got caught in the flood it would still be in one piece.


23 posted on 02/11/2012 5:18:34 AM PST by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: 9YearLurker

24 posted on 02/11/2012 5:19:37 AM PST by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

I’m afraid I tend to be a B side roller. As far as shuffling the bread is concerned, I don’t do it. However if the end crust is too small to use I give it to the dog.


25 posted on 02/11/2012 5:20:05 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: BwanaNdege

You should have save for the raft first. :)


26 posted on 02/11/2012 5:20:05 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Daffynition

there’s a picture for everything isnt there?


27 posted on 02/11/2012 5:21:41 AM PST by InvisibleChurch ( go in peace , serve the Lord)
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To: alexander_busek

—a full mustache (if you can grow one) solves that problem, no matter what product you use-—


28 posted on 02/11/2012 5:22:43 AM PST by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: Recon Dad
I see Scott offering this new idea...


29 posted on 02/11/2012 5:23:11 AM PST by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

30 posted on 02/11/2012 5:26:38 AM PST by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: petercooper

Sleeves work go too.


31 posted on 02/11/2012 5:26:55 AM PST by WinMod70
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To: cripplecreek

—yep—and even the same brand can be different when purchased a few months apart—got some about a year ago that are unusable except for the “over the top” method-—


32 posted on 02/11/2012 5:28:58 AM PST by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: petercooper
My son has had a runny nose since September. During the Christmas sales I found some hankies with his initials on them for a great price so I picked them up. A three year old walking around with a hankie hanging out of his pocket is actually pretty darn cute. The natural cotton doesn't dry out his little nose and upper lip either. Anyway, I had him at the grocery store when a hippy in a “Think Green” T-shirt saw my son using his hankie. Guess what the steward of the Earth said. “Ewww, that is so gross. Did you see that kid put those germs back in his pocket?” Hypocrisy, thy name is liberal.
33 posted on 02/11/2012 5:29:36 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: rellimpank

34 posted on 02/11/2012 5:29:36 AM PST by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition
Plys? Where we're going we don't need plys.

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35 posted on 02/11/2012 5:30:51 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: alexander_busek

I always use paper towels - absorbent, strong. I rip them in half - rips pretty neatly perpendicular to the perforation line. They are not wimpy like Kleenex, and bigger than TP.


36 posted on 02/11/2012 5:31:51 AM PST by imardmd1
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To: Daffynition
OMG! I never saw a mustache that I really liked but that has to be the worst. Does he have to shampoo after every meal or just save the snacks for later?
37 posted on 02/11/2012 5:34:06 AM PST by Ditter
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To: cripplecreek

I’m laughing so hard I am crying.


38 posted on 02/11/2012 5:42:07 AM PST by heylady (“Sometimes I wish I could be a Democrat and then I remember I have a soul.”( Deb))
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To: WinMod70
Sniffle Buddies!


39 posted on 02/11/2012 5:50:01 AM PST by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition
Reminds me of Pico the Walrus


40 posted on 02/11/2012 5:52:22 AM PST by csvset
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To: alexander_busek

You are correct.

Facial tissue has a higher hardwood content which makes it less abrasive due to the shorter fibers.

Bath tissue uses more long fiber softwood to built tensile strength.


41 posted on 02/11/2012 5:53:25 AM PST by papertyger
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To: cripplecreek
Found in the oval orifice bathroom...


42 posted on 02/11/2012 5:53:37 AM PST by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

That boat looks like it could hold at least 8! Saving even more money- love it!


43 posted on 02/11/2012 5:55:47 AM PST by petercooper (The one difference between Obama & Romney: Obama is only half white.)
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To: R. Scott
I use paper towels.

As do I

44 posted on 02/11/2012 5:56:17 AM PST by Oztrich Boy
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To: Daffynition

B is the correct way. Only communists use A.


45 posted on 02/11/2012 5:58:03 AM PST by EEGator
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To: cripplecreek

” I’m a twist and flipper meanuing that after removing the twist tie, I toss it, spin the bread bag and flip it over.”

I use plastic clothespins for that job. Twist ties and those flat plastic thingies go straight into the garbage.


46 posted on 02/11/2012 6:00:07 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: R. Scott

“I use paper towels.”

Another vote for paper towels, but to save even more money, I use the free blue or brown ones you get by the gas pump. My nose has developed a mighty callous.


47 posted on 02/11/2012 6:05:06 AM PST by eartrumpet
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To: Daffynition

“And which way do you roll?”

Method “A: is done by women.
Method “B” is done by men.


48 posted on 02/11/2012 6:05:42 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Daffynition
Coreless tissue has been around for some time now, it is just hitting the retail market. Scott Tissue was bought by KC and they started the coreless tissue in the Away from Home market maybe 20 years ago.

Scott KC is attacked by the greenies more than any of the other paper companies and this was one of their marketing ploys to deflect them.

49 posted on 02/11/2012 6:14:37 AM PST by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: papertyger

What paper company do or did you work for?


50 posted on 02/11/2012 6:17:28 AM PST by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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