Remedy for the Shrinking TP problem
I've been getting so sick of toilet paper shrinking--the rolls are narrower, the 'squares' are now short rectangles, the paper itself is so thin you have to take more and more of it to make it useable. Note here, that I've always ONLY bought the brand name 1000 sheet rolls. It's gotten to the point that a roll of one of those only lasts about 2 days in our house--at most!
Here's a good tip--if you go to your local janitor supply store, you can still buy the 4.5" rolls (the wider ones). The paper is of a better quality, it's SO much cheaper, too. I just got 96 rolls for $55--that's only .57 per roll! These are 1000 sheet rolls. They're so much better, that now, I'm only using 2 rolls of TP per week. Now, I guess, the fact that you have to buy a case (96 rolls) could be seen by some as a disadvantage--but to me, it means I don't have to put TP on my list every week. Nice to know I don't have to keep picking it up every time I go to the store.