So we all know that toilet paper is in short supply these days!
Have you been Hoarding Toilet Paper?
I wish I would have, but I didnt understand!
Rewinding about six weeks, I couldn't figure it out! Toilet paper? Really? "Does Coronavirus give people extreme diarrhea?" I asked my Sister, as she told me over the phone, that toilet paper was the latest thing to be absent on the shelves of Las Vegas stores.
"No", she said, "I think it's a cough/respiratory thing."
Our conversation continued with some quandaries, that mainly focused on why people with a cough or pneumonia would need additional toilet paper.
Toilet Paper is in High Demand!
So I did, I bought a heavy months supply of toilet paper..... That lasted little more than a week!
How could I have been so far off?
Did the short supply make us subconciously start using way more toilet paper, for fear of running out?
As I pondered my miscalculation, it all came together fore me. Why the hoarding? How I didn't purchase enough? All of it!
Starting the pandemic without an ample supply of toilet paper was one of the most inconvenient fails I've had in a while.
I put myself in the position of having to leave the house, on the daily, just to snag the couple roll limit, until I lucked out and found and instock case online and had that baby shipped right to my front doorstep!
If I had calculated the toilet paper demand in my household appropriately..... I would not have had to spend a week scavanging butt wipe, a roll here, a roll there and putting my health at risk. Stupid, but necessary!
It's a little crazy to think that having enough toilet paper these days could save your life. (Really, the fewer times we leave home, the lower the risk, so in reality, it could.)
I have developed this formula to help you Calculate Toilet Paper Demand for your Household
In preparation for the pandemic, I purchased 20 rolls, thinking I would be all set for a month. This is why after one week, I was left scrambling for toilet paper.
Don't let this happen to you! Use my formula to be prepared! Then you can stay at home, safe, with your family, instead of going store to store, scrammbling for toilet paper!