Reader Question: What are Toilet Paper & Paper Towel Stockup Prices?

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I received a question from a reader who wanted to know if she was getting good deals for toilet paper or not and wondered “What is a good stock up price for these items?”    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 – $0.02 per square foot

PAPER TOWELS:  $0.03 – $0.04 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. Kelly says

    I have often wondered about this. Thanks for posting a way to really calculate what the price of TP is.