Mum asks if her family's toilet roll usage is excessive: 'We're using a pack of nine a week'

How much toilet roll do you go through at home? [Photo: Getty]
How much toilet roll do you go through at home? [Photo: Getty]

How often do you find yourself shopping for loo roll?

One mum has sparked an online debate after revealing that her family gets through a nine-pack of toilet paper every single week.

Taking to Mumsnet, she wrote [sic]: “Three adults in my house, two male, one female. I buy a pack of nine a week and we are using 90% of it honestly I think someone is eating it! What do you use? Is this excessive?”

It didn’t take long for fellow users to express their surprise at the amount of toilet paper her family uses per week.

One joked that someone is “definitely eating it”, as they wrote: “There are two adults in my house. A pack of nine would last a month, honestly!”

“That's a lot,” another agreed. “We have two adults and two children and we use two to three toilet rolls max a week. We'd probably use a lot less if the kids didn't use half a bog roll every time they had a poop...”

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Others took to the online forum to share advice on how to cut down on paper waste by shopping for better quality products.

“I think it depends on the brand... I shop at Aldi and get their cheap 'luxury' paper but don't think you get as many sheets to a roll as other brands,” a third wrote.

Another user, who spends a large majority of their time in hotels, opened up about what they’ve learned over the years.

How much toilet paper usage would you consider to be 'excessive'? [Photo: Getty]
How much toilet paper usage would you consider to be 'excessive'? [Photo: Getty]

“I spend about 150 to 200 nights a year in hotels through work and have this pretty much sussed,” they wrote. “At home, I use Andrex Shea Butter loo roll which requires two sheets per wipe.”

“When I forget to take my own and have to use cheap hotel loo roll, I’m forced to use upwards of 10 squares sometimes just to provide enough substance to prevent it disintegrating. When less is used, I have found issues with paper torn off and stuck in places you’d rather not have it stuck.”

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But there were a handful of parents who admitted that they also end up purchasing a new pack of toilet roll every time they do the weekly shop.

“This is a strong topic in my house,” a fellow parent explained. “There's seven of us and the toilet roll use is ridiculous.”

“I can walk in the bathroom and there’ll be half a roll then the next time you go it’s gone. I buy a pack of six on a Monday come Friday/Saturday, I’m buying more.”

Another added, “Omg, there’s two of us and we use one and a half toilet rolls PER DAY.”

So the question is, where do you stand on the topic?