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Toilet Paper Information

I've recently decided to switch from comparing price per roll to price per square foot of toilet paper. Alas I've had quite a bit of difficulty finding out how many square feet are in different brands of toilet papers/different varieties/different sizes I'm going to try and get as much info on this as I can online and at the store but I would love it if anyone could give me more info to compile my list. I'm also trying to determine the stock up price of paper towels per sq. ft. and have thus put together a list of paper towels here: Paper Towel Information

This is what I have so far:

Brand: Cottonelle
Variety: Ultra Comfort Care
Size: Large Roll
Pack: 12
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 157.2 sq. ft.

Brand: Cottonelle
Variety: Ultra Comfort Care
Size: Big Roll
Pack: 18
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 284.4 sq. ft.

Brand: Cottonelle
Variety: Ultra Comfort Care
Size: Double Roll
Pack: 12
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 246 sq. ft.

Brand: Cottonelle
Variety: Ultra Comfort Care
Size: Mega Roll (also known as Triple Roll)
Pack: 12
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 501 sq. ft.

Brand: Cottonelle
Variety: Clean Care
Size: Big Roll
Pack: 18
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 345.6 sq. ft.

Brand: Cottonelle
Variety: Clean Care
Size: Large Roll
Pack: 12
Plies: 1
Square Feet Per Pack: 197.2 sq. ft.

Brand: Cottonelle
Variety: Clean Care
Size: Double Roll
Pack: 6
Plies: 1
Square Feet Per Pack: 160.8 sq. ft.

Brand: Cottonelle
Variety: Gentle Care
Size: Double Roll
Pack: 12
Plies: 1
Square Feet Per Pack: 321.6 sq. ft.

Brand: Scott
Variety: Extra Soft
Size: Big Roll (this size isn't even listed on their site but I found it at my DG today... mysterious...)
Pack: 12
Plies: 1
Square Feet Per Pack: 363.6 sq. ft.

Brand: Scott
Variety: Extra Soft
Size: Double Roll
Pack: 12
Plies: 1
Square Feet Per Pack: 430.8 sq. ft.

Brand: Scott
Variety: Extra Soft
Size: Mega Roll
Pack: 12
Plies: 1
Square Feet Per Pack: 656.4 sq ft

Brand: Scott
Variety: Extra Soft
Size: Super Mega Roll
Pack: 8
Plies: 1
Square Feet Per Pack: 656.8 Sq. Ft.

Brand: Scott
Variety: Naturals
Size: Mega Roll (seems to only come in Mega Roll)
Pack: 12
Plies: 1
Square Feet Per Pack: 615.6 sq. ft.

Brand: Scott
Variety: 1000 Sheet (regular)
Size: Rolls (Regular Roll and only seems to come in Regular Roll)
Pack: 12
Plies: 1
Square Feet Per Pack: 1382.4 sq. ft.

Brand: Scott
Variety: Rapid Dissolving (made for RVs)
Size: Regular Roll
Pack: 4
Plies: 1
Square Feet Per Pack: 164.0 sq. ft.

Brand: Charmin
Variety: Basic
Size: Large Roll
Pack: 9
Plies: 1
Square Feet Per Pack: 270 sq ft

Brand: Charmin
Variety: Basic
Size: Big Roll
Pack: 6
Plies: 1
Square Feet Per Pack: 219.1 sq. ft.

Brand: Charmin
Variety: Basic
Size: Double Roll
Pack: 12
Plies: 1
Square Feet Per Pack: 375.7 sq. ft.

Brand: Charmin
Variety: Ultra Strong
Size: Regular Roll
Pack: 4
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 41.7 sq. ft.

Brand: Charmin
Variety: Ultra Strong
Size: Large Roll
Pack: 9
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 140.9 sq ft.

Brand: Charmin
Variety: Ultra Strong
Size: Big Roll
Pack: 12
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 284.6 sq. ft.

Brand: Charmin
Variety: Ultra Strong
Size: Double Roll
Pack: 12
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 250.5 sq. ft.

Brand: Charmin
Variety: Ultra Strong
Size: Giant Roll
Pack: 9
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 234.8 sq. ft.

Brand: Charmin
Variety: Ultra Strong
Size: Mega Roll
Pack: 6
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 250.5 sq. ft.

Brand: Charmin
Variety: Ultra Soft
Size: Regular Roll
Pack: 24
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 284.6 sq. ft.

Brand: Charmin
Variety: Ultra Soft
Size: Large Roll
Pack: 9
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 140.9 sq. ft.

Brand: Charmin
Variety: Ultra Soft
Size: Double Roll
Pack: 12
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 250.5 sq. ft.

Brand: Charmin
Variety: Ultra Soft
Size: Big Roll
Pack: 12
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 284.6 sq. ft.

Brand: Charmin
Variety: Ultra Soft
Size: Mega Roll
Pack: 12
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 501 sq. ft.

Brand: Charmin
Variety: Sensitive
Size: Big Roll
Pack: 12
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 231.9 sq. ft.

Brand: Charmin
Variety: Sensitive
Size: Giant Rolls
Pack: 6
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 146.8 sq. ft.

Brand: Angel Soft
Variety: N/A (Seems to only come in one basic variety)
Size: Regular Roll
Pack: 4
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 66.6 sq. ft. (Anyone else think it's ironic that Angel Soft has 666 as it's sq. ft.? )

Brand: Angel Soft
Variety: N/A
Size: Double Roll
Pack: 4
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 133.3 sq. ft.

Brand: Angel Soft
Variety: N/A
Size: Big Roll
Pack: 16
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 400 sq. ft.

Brand: Angel Soft
Variety: N/A
Size: Mega Roll
Pack: 9
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 400 sq. ft.

Brand: Quilted Northern
Variety: Soft and Strong
Size: Double Roll
Pack: 6
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 161.3 sq. ft.

Brand: Quilted Northern
Variety: Soft and Strong
Size: Big Roll
Pack: 9
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 187 sq. ft.

Brand: Quilted Northern
Variety: Soft and Strong
Size: Mega Roll
Pack: 6
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 220 sq. ft.

Brand: Quilted Northern
Variety: Ultra Plush
Size: Double Roll
Pack: 12
Plies: 3
Square Feet Per Pack: 234.6 sq. ft.

Brand: Quilted Northern
Variety: Ultra Plush
Size: Big Roll
Pack: 9
Plies: 3
Square Feet Per Pack: 132 sq. ft.

Brand: Quilted Northern
Variety: Ultra Plush
Size: Mega Roll
Pack: 9
Plies: 3
Square Feet Per Pack: 235 sq. ft.

Brand: Seventh Generation
Variety: N/A (Seems to only come in one basic variety.)
Size: Big Roll
Pack: 12
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 400 sq. ft.

Brand: Earth Friendly
Variety: N/A (Seems to only come in one basic variety.)
Size: Regular (?)
Pack: 4
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 87.5 sq. ft.

Brand: Marcal Small Steps
Variety: Soft & Strong
Size: Double Roll
Pack: 12
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 393.4 sq. ft.

Brand: Marcal Small Steps
Variety: Soft & Strong
Size: Regular Roll
Pack: 24
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 393.4 sq. ft.

Brand: White Cloud
Variety: Soft and Thick
Size: Double Roll
Pack: 4
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 123.1 sq. ft

Brand: White Cloud
Variety: Ultra
Size: Regular Roll (?) (seems to only have 1 roll size.)
Pack: 12
Plies: 3
Square Feet Per Pack: 279.9

Brand: White Cloud
Variety: Green Earth
Size: Triple Roll
Pack: 6
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 271.1 sq. ft.

Brand: Great Value (Walmart Brand)
Variety: Regular (?)
Size: Big Roll
Pack: 12
Plies: 1
Square Feet Per Pack: 284.6 sq. ft.

Brand: Soft & Absorbent Bath Tissue (Walmart Brand?)
Variety: Soft & Absorbent (?)
Size: Regular Roll
Pack: 6
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 124.6 sq. ft.

Brand: Big Lots Bathroom Tissue
Variety: N/A (Seems to only come in one basic variety.)
Size: Regular Roll?
Pack: 12
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 381 sq. ft.

Brand: Pert
Variety: 1000 Sheets
Size: Regular (?)
Pack: 12
Plies: 1
Square Feet Per Pack: 1264.16 sq. ft.

Brand: Kirkland Signature Embossed Bath Tissue (Costco Brand?)
Variety: ?
Size: Regular Roll?
Pack: 1
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 53.1 sq. ft.

Brand: Green Forest Bath Tissue
Variety: Recycled
Size: N/A
Pack: 1
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 27.8 sq. ft.

Brand: Earth Essentials (CVS Brand?)
Variety: 1000 Sheet
Size: 1000 Sheet
Pack: 12
Plies: 1
Square Feet Per Pack: 1311.5 sq. ft.

Brand: Earth Essentials (CVS Brand?)
Variety: 2 ply?
Size: Regular Roll?
Pack: 4
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 131.1 sq ft.

Brand: CVS Brand Bath Tissue
Variety: Regular (?)
Size: Big Rolls
Pack: 12
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 407 sq. ft. (this might actually be off, my notes were a little sloppy)

Brand: CVS Ultra Premium Bath Tissue
Variety: Ultra Soft and Strong
Size: Big Rolls
Pack: 4
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 94.8 sq. ft.

Brand: CVS Ultra Premium Bath Tissue
Variety: Ultra Strong and Absorbent (I've no idea what the difference is between this and the other.)
Size: Big Roll
Pack: 12
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 284.6 sq. ft.

Brand: Real Soft (Walgreens Brand?)
Variety: Real Absorbent
Size: Double Roll
Pack: 12
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 400 sq. ft.

Brand: Nice! (Walgreens Brand)
Variety: Premium Ultra Soft, Strong, and Absorbent
Size: Double Roll
Pack: 6
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 125 sq. ft.

Brand: Big Roll (Walgreens Brand?)
Variety: 12,000 Sheets
Size: 1000 Sheet Roll
Pack: 12
Plies: 1
Square Feet Per Pack: 1264.16 sq. ft.

Brand: Rite Aid Home Bath Tissue
Variety: N/A
Size: Double Roll
Pack: 12
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 381.3 sq. ft.

Brand: Simplify (Rite Aid Brand?)
Variety: 1000 Sheet
Size: Regular (or 1000 sheet size?)
Pack: 12
Plies: 1
Square Feet Per Pack: 1281 sq. ft.

Brand: Simplify (Rite Aid Brand?)
Variety: Soft & Absorbent
Size: Regular Roll? (my notes are a bit messy)
Pack: 24
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 492 sq ft.

Brand: Dollar General Home
Variety: Ultra Soft and Strong
Size: Double Roll
Pack: 9
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 187.9 sq. ft.

Brand: Dollar General Home
Variety: Soft and Strong 1000 Sheet
Size: 1000 Sheet
Pack: 12
Plies: 1
Square Feet Per Pack: 1204.1 sq. ft.

Brand: Dollar General Home
Variety: Soft and Strong 1250 Sheet
Size: Big Roll
Pack: 4
Plies: 1
Square Feet Per Pack: 526.7 sq. ft.

Brand: Dollar General Home
Variety: Premium Soft Bath Tissue
Size: Double Roll
Pack: 12
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 381.3 sq. ft.

Brand: Dollar General Home
Variety: Soft Bath Tissue (Dollar General's clone of Angel Soft, it even has a baby on it.)
Size: Big Roll
Pack: 6
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 166.6 sq. ft.

Brand: Smart and Simple (Dollar General Brand? The cheapest toilet paper I have ever seen )
Variety: N/A (Cheap? Is that a variety because that applies here...)
Size: Regular
Pack: 6
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 117.4 sq. ft.

Brand: Full Circle Bath Tissue
Variety: Regular (?)
Size: Regular Roll
Pack: 4
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 130.4 sq. ft.

Brand: Tops Bath Tissue (Tops Store Brand)
Variety: Soft & Absorbent
Size: Double Roll
Pack: 12
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 498.66 sq. ft.

Brand: Tops Bath Tissue (Tops Store Brand)
Variety: 1000 Sheet
Size: Regular (or should that count as 1000 sheet as a size?)
Pack: 12
Plies: 1
Square Feet Per Pack: 1387.5

Brand: Tops Bath Tissue (Tops Store Brand)
Variety: Extra Soft & Absorbent
Size: Double Roll
Pack: 16
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 668 sq. ft.

Brand: Tops Bath Tissue (Tops Store Brand)
Variety: Extra Soft & Absorbent Plus
Size: Double Roll
Pack: 4
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 142.3 sq. ft.

Brand: Tops Bath Tissue (Tops Store Brand)
Variety: Cushioning Soft Extra Thick Ultra
Size: Double Roll
Pack: 6
Plies: 3
Square Feet Per Pack: 133.3 sq. ft.

Brand: Clear Value Bath Tissue
Variety: N/A
Size: Regular
Pack: 4
Plies: 2
Square Feet Per Pack: 66.66 sq. ft.
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Here's a listing of the sq.ft. per individual rolls (rounded to the nearest decimal):
I think this really helps in emphasizing the difference between the roll sizes of different brands/varieties. You can see which rolls are the biggest of them all!

Charmin Ultra Strong Regular Roll: 10.4 sq. ft.
Charmin Ultra Soft Regular Roll: 11.9 sq. ft.
Cottonelle Ultra Comfort Care Large Roll: 13.1 sq. ft.
Cottonelle Clean Care Big Roll: 13.9 sq. ft.
Quilted Northern Ultra Plush Big Roll: 14.7 sq. ft.
Charmin Ultra Strong Large Roll: 15.7 sq. ft.
Charmin Ultra Soft Large Roll: 15.7 sq. ft.
Cottonelle Ultra Comfort Care Big Roll: 15.8 sq. ft.
Cottonelle Clean Care Large Roll: 16.4 sq. ft.
Marcal Small Steps Soft and Strong Regular Roll: 16.4 sq. ft.
Angel Soft regular Roll: 16.7 sq. ft.
Clear Value Bath Tissue Regular Roll: 16.8 sq. ft.
Charmin Sensitive Big Roll: 19.3 sq. ft.
Quilted Northern Ultra Plush Double Roll: 19.6 sq. ft.
Smart and Simple (Dollar General Brand) Regular Roll: 19.6 sq. ft.
Cottonelle Ultra Comfort Care Double Roll: 20.5 sq. ft.
Simplify Soft and Absorbent Regular Roll: 20.5 sq. ft.
Soft & Absorbent Bath Tissue Regular Roll: 20.8 sq. ft.
Nice! Premium Ultra Bath Tissue Soft, Strong, and Absorbent Double Roll: 20.8 sq. ft.
Quilted Northern Soft and Strong Big Roll: 20.8
Charmin Ultra Soft Double Roll: 20.9 sq. ft.
Charmin Ultra Strong Double Roll: 20.9 sq. ft.
Dollar General Home Ultra Soft and Strong Double Roll: 20.9 sq. ft.
Earth Friendly Regular Roll: 21.9 sq. ft.
Tops Bath Tissue Cushioning and Extra Thick Ultra Double Roll: 22.2 sq. ft.
White Cloud Ultra Regular Roll: 23.3 sq. ft.
Charmin Ultra Strong Big Roll: 23.7 sq. ft.
Charmin Ultra Soft Big Roll: 23.7 sq. ft.
CVS Ultra Premium Soft & Absorbent Big Roll: 23.7 sq. ft.
CVS Ultra Premium Soft & Strong Big Roll: 23.7 sq. ft.
Great Value Big Roll: 23.7 sq. ft.
Charmin Sensitive Giant Roll: 24.5 sq. ft.
Angel Soft Big Roll: 25 sq. ft.
Charmin Ultra Strong Giant Roll: 26 sq. ft.
Quilted Northern Ultra Plush Mega Roll: 26.1 sq. ft.
Cottonelle Clea Care Double Roll: 26.8 sq. ft.
Cottonelle Gentle Care Double Roll: 26.8 sq. ft.
Quilted Northern Soft and Strong Double Roll: 26.9 sq. ft.
Dollar General Home Soft Big Roll 27.8 sq. ft.
Charmin Basic Large Roll: 30 sq. ft
Scott Extra Soft Big Roll: 30.3 sq. ft.
White Cloud Soft and Thick Double Roll: 30.8 sq. ft
Big Lots Bathroom Tissue Double Roll: 31.8 sq. ft.
Charmin Basic Double Roll: 31.3 sq. ft.
Dollar General Home Premium Soft Double Roll: 31.8 sq. ft.
Rite Aid Home Bath Tissue Double Roll: 31.8 sq. ft.
Full Circle Bath Tissue Regular Roll: 32.6 sq. ft.
Marcal Small Steps Soft and Strong Double Roll: 32.8 sq. f.t
Earth Essentials Regular Roll: 32.8 sq. ft.
Seventh Generation Big Roll: 33.3 sq. ft.
Angel Soft Double Roll: 33.3 sq. ft.
Real Soft Real Absorbent Double Roll: 33.3 sq. ft.
CVS Brand Big Roll: 33.9 sq. ft.
Tops Bath Tissue Extra Strong and Absorbent Plus Double Roll: 35.6 sq. ft.
Charmin Basic Big Roll: 36.5 sq. ft.
Scott Extra Soft Double Roll: 35.9 sq. ft.
Quilted Northern Soft and Strong Mega Roll: 36.7 sq. ft.
Scott Rapid Dissolving Regular Roll: 41 sq. ft.
Tops Bath Tissue Extra Soft and Absorbent Double Roll: 41.8 sq. ft.
Charmin Ultra Strong Mega Roll: 41.8 sq. ft.
Charmin Ultra Soft Mega Roll: 41.8 sq. ft.
Cottonelle Ultra Comfort Care Mega Roll: 41.8 sq. ft.
Angel Soft Mega Roll: 44.4 sq. ft.
White Cloud Green Earth Triple Roll: 45.2 sq .ft.
Scott Naturals Mega Roll: 51.3 sq. ft.
Kirkland Signature Embossed Bath Tissue: 53.1 sq. ft.
Scott Extra Soft Mega Roll: 54.7 sq. ft.
Scott Extra Soft Super Mega Roll: 82.1 sq. ft.
Dollar General Home Soft and Strong 1000 Sheet Roll: 100.3 sq. ft.
Pert 1000 Sheet Regular Roll: 105.3 sq. ft.
Simplify 1000 Sheet Regular Roll: 106.8 sq. ft.
Earth Essentials 1000 Sheet Roll: 109.3 sq. ft.
Big Roll 1000 Sheet Roll: 105.3 sq. ft.
Scott 1000 Sheet: 115.2 sq. ft.
Tops Bath Tissue 1000 Sheet Roll: 115.6 sq. ft.
Dollar General Home Soft and Strong 1250 Sheet Big Roll: 131.7 sq. ft.

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Okay so following the general rule for price comparison for toilet paper when going by square foot, you should ideally aim to pay $0.01 per square foot. In other words your price per package should essentially match the number of square feet per package.

Example:

Charmin Basic double roll 12 pack is 375.7 sq. ft. thus a great price for it would be around $3.75 or less.

Of course this is often more a hopeful stock up price then a strict everyday price. Sometimes it's difficult to find a brand you like at this price. Personally I try to get as close to 1 cent per sq. ft. as possible while still getting brands I particularly like which sometimes requires me pay a $1 more then this stock up price would dictate for what I deem good quality. It's all really relative to personal tastes, sale cycles, and your area's general pricing.

I've become oddly obsessed with making this list so please if anyone knows of any others or sees any mistakes in the listings let me know!
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