Toilet Paper & Paper Towel Stockup Prices?

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Have you ever asked yourself, “What is a good stock up price for toilet paper and paper towels?”  While what you pay can vary from region to region, everyone seems to see a really good deal on these products every now and again.  Here are my stock up prices:


TOILET PAPER:  $0.01 – $0.03 per square foot

PAPER TOWELS:  $0.03 – $0.05 per square foot


This requires a little bit of math on your end to determine your per square foot price — but it really is a simple calculation to complete:


Price Paid / Total Square Feet = Price Per Square Foot
(i.e.  $7.00 / 700 square feet = $0.01 per square foot)

I really don’t ever look at a price per roll since there are double sheets, bonus rolls, 1/2 sheets, etc.  That can be very misleading and oftentimes confusing when trying to determine if it is a good deal or not.   When you calculate your price per square foot, you really do see your “bottom” line price.

What do you consider other good stock up prices for the products you need?


  1. says

    First of all, THANK YOU for the formula!! *sinister laugh* Now, I’m happy to say that I’ve been buying my TP at Sams for less than 0.01. (0.000824)

    As for my stock up prices, I go by the lowest cost available. I have Sams & Wal-Mart as my price points for, as a rule, they are the lowest. (Plus, that’s where I shop most frequently.) However, as I peruse my many competitive on-line ads, quite often I come across an even better price. That’s when I refer to my Excel spreadsheet to confirm the savings & make a note of the better one, albeit, on sale but, the store could do it again, right?

    I don’t know if what I considered to be a stock up price someone else would agree so, I feel on most things, it could be irrelevant. However, NO ONE will disagree that 0.01 per sq ft is a bad cost for toilet paper. : )