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Finally.....lots of toilet paper on shelf (Original Post) at140 Jun 2020 OP
Still can't find Lysol disinfectant spray even online Walmart is out Under The Radar Jun 2020 #1
I found a few cans at Stop and Shop yesterday. RhodeIslandOne Jun 2020 #56
I know the feeling. Jamastiene Jun 2020 #2
What am I going to do with that giant pile of corn cobs in my back yard? lagomorph777 Jun 2020 #3
Make Douglas MacArthur pipes! n/t customerserviceguy Jun 2020 #35
Hold onto them for the second wave. Jamastiene Jun 2020 #40
I was very ticked off at Costco last week. We went to Costco and they a kennedy Jun 2020 #4
Ours had the limit highlighted on the price sign MissB Jun 2020 #7
Wear a hat and shirt. marie999 Jun 2020 #10
Amazon wryter2000 Jun 2020 #14
Is it the Amazon brand? Jamastiene Jun 2020 #41
"Raw" is a good word when discussing my experiences with the Blue_true Jun 2020 #49
I'd have to go back and look wryter2000 Jun 2020 #50
Oh wow, Cottonelle would be a godsend. Jamastiene Jun 2020 #53
I guess you can put an 80 roll package of toilet paper in an Blue_true Jun 2020 #48
Come to think of it, if I had that many rolls of TP, I would get some plastic sheeting Jamastiene Jun 2020 #52
Cottonelle is what I was using. I managed to get a 12 pack just as the hoarding Blue_true Jun 2020 #55
That happened to me too. lagomorph777 Jun 2020 #58
I was at Costco earlier MissB Jun 2020 #5
I need clorox wipes, no where!! n USALiberal Jun 2020 #6
Yes, I have no idea how to get a hold of those. BusyBeingBest Jun 2020 #23
Walmart marie999 Jun 2020 #26
I bought some before they became scarce Skittles Jun 2020 #29
I saw them at Kroger this morning, for the first time in 3 months. GoCubsGo Jun 2020 #36
You have to go during 1 to 2 hours of opening. JI7 Jun 2020 #54
Found one canister yesterday at my local Stop and shop RhodeIslandOne Jun 2020 #57
Another DUer posted a good one recently malaise Jun 2020 #8
Yes, I saw this, it is great!! Not enough TP to handle the crap he dishes out! SWBTATTReg Jun 2020 #17
You too malaise Jun 2020 #19
. Jamastiene Jun 2020 #42
I'm a little pissed at Aldi Sherman A1 Jun 2020 #9
Awww that sucks... at140 Jun 2020 #11
My Bevmo was boarded up wryter2000 Jun 2020 #16
Yeah, the Aldi's where I'm at was boarded up too (in S. STL City), but they had a big OPEN sign... SWBTATTReg Jun 2020 #18
Glad to hear that you found what you needed at Schnucks. Sherman A1 Jun 2020 #51
It's more available online as well. ananda Jun 2020 #12
Yep, the tp thing happened all at once. louis-t Jun 2020 #13
Anybody see Scott's TP anywhere? Costco has their own plus Charmin but haven't seen Scott's in dem4decades Jun 2020 #15
Bought it at Walmart last week, and a friend bought some there today. Tipperary Jun 2020 #20
Thanks. My wife hates anything but Scott's. Though I don't think I'll venture to Walmart. dem4decades Jun 2020 #21
Walmart has free pickup service for $30+ groceries ordered on-line at140 Jun 2020 #33
Thanks dem4decades Jun 2020 #39
Watch out for the Walmart where I live. Jamastiene Jun 2020 #43
Amazon has a lot of tp, too, regular brands eleny Jun 2020 #22
The newest shortage... OilemFirchen Jun 2020 #24
Went to the local Costco Monday rurallib Jun 2020 #25
Still no packets of baking yeast... Almost 4 months now. nt procon Jun 2020 #27
I can't find that either. Jamastiene Jun 2020 #44
You can make your own sourdough starter. procon Jun 2020 #45
My local Stop & Shop had a supply of their store brand Totally Tunsie Jun 2020 #28
Yesterday ordered our first-ever 48-pack of TP delivered to our door. Hortensis Jun 2020 #30
A lot of them are being sneaky nitpicker Jun 2020 #31
Too late! I bought a bidet and love it! lettucebe Jun 2020 #32
one roll lasts me 3 weeks as well at140 Jun 2020 #34
I'm thinking about stocking up on things again. This latest jmg257 Jun 2020 #37
Sign seen on a truck in Florida: Sogo Jun 2020 #38
Now I have seen more toilet paper, but.. mvd Jun 2020 #46
Thank goodness. Blue_true Jun 2020 #47
 

RhodeIslandOne

(5,042 posts)
56. I found a few cans at Stop and Shop yesterday.
Sat Jun 13, 2020, 08:07 PM
Jun 2020

And a bottle of Clorox wipes. I literally jumped for joy. Sad.

Jamastiene

(38,187 posts)
2. I know the feeling.
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 03:55 PM
Jun 2020

I finally found some more too. No more bamboo, two ply that seems thinner than one ply and falls apart. I know some off brands I hate now. The bamboo one? I have had bamboo socks before and they were ok, but the bamboo toilet paper? I'd be better off with my magazines and/or catalogs than some of that stuff I ended up trying. I still have my Trump signed letter about the stimulus as a backup too. It is officially earmarked for that day. We may have a second wave. So, it might end up getting used and I might get a bidet after all. But, for now, I am so happy I found some TP.

Jamastiene

(38,187 posts)
40. Hold onto them for the second wave.
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 08:43 PM
Jun 2020

They keep talking about another wave of Covid-19. You might need them after all. Hold onto them would be one good option.

a kennedy

(29,282 posts)
4. I was very ticked off at Costco last week. We went to Costco and they
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 03:59 PM
Jun 2020

had a bazillion packages of toilet paper and I picked up two packages along with two packages of paper towels. We finish our shopping and get to the check out they took one package of toilet paper and one package of paper towels away, saying there is a one package per customer limit. We live an hour away from this Costco.......needless to say I wrote to them and voiced my displeasure. I haven’t heard back yet. Oh, there were NO signs either at the entrance or near the paper product section. The cashier did say there was a small written notice near the paper products, I DID NOT SEE IT.

MissB

(15,799 posts)
7. Ours had the limit highlighted on the price sign
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 04:01 PM
Jun 2020

They’ve been limiting it for months to try to prevent hoarding. Not so fun for folks that have to travel far.

 

marie999

(3,334 posts)
10. Wear a hat and shirt.
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 04:08 PM
Jun 2020

Take off the hat and shirt and put on another shirt and a different color mask. If there are 2 of you you can then get 4 packages. I have gone in and bought my one package, gone to my car, and then gone back in. They told me only one package to a customer. I told them I am only buying one. They said I had bought one earlier. I said the sign said one to a customer, period. It did not say one to a customer per day. We are not hoarding but keeping a 2 month supply of everything. Our stores have plenty of toilet paper but are short on paper towels and bleach.

wryter2000

(45,980 posts)
14. Amazon
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 04:17 PM
Jun 2020

I finally gave in and ordered some TP from Amazon. You have to be very careful and make sure Amazon is selling and shipping it to you. I had ordered some before, and it turned out it was coming from China. It still hasn't arrived. I think it's late enough that I can get a refund.

But I digress...

Amazon was selling its own TP. A package of 30 rolls. It took about 10 days to arrive, but it was a decent price. It was perfect.

I gave some to my neighbors to pay them back for what they'd given me. Yesterday, I went to order some more, and they'd discontinued it. But they're now selling a shipment of 80 rolls. 8-0. It'll arrive on Sunday. I don't know where I'm going to put it all.

So, if you can stand dealing with Amazon, you can get it there. Just look carefully to make sure they're selling it, not some third party.

Jamastiene

(38,187 posts)
41. Is it the Amazon brand?
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 08:45 PM
Jun 2020

In case this all happens again, I will give it a try. Some of the off brands I got during the shortage left me feeling raw about off brand TP.

Blue_true

(31,261 posts)
49. "Raw" is a good word when discussing my experiences with the
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 09:51 PM
Jun 2020

off brands that I had to buy to have any TP at all.

wryter2000

(45,980 posts)
50. I'd have to go back and look
Sat Jun 13, 2020, 08:09 AM
Jun 2020

They had another major brand, too. I think someone in this thread said they got Cottonelle.

Blue_true

(31,261 posts)
48. I guess you can put an 80 roll package of toilet paper in an
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 09:48 PM
Jun 2020

unused corner somewhere in your house. It would be the discussion item if sight of it is caught during one of your ZOOM or FACETIME sessions.

I have bought a 24 roll package before, and even that filled up a section if a bathroom cabinet. I can't imagine 80 rolls.

Jamastiene

(38,187 posts)
52. Come to think of it, if I had that many rolls of TP, I would get some plastic sheeting
Sat Jun 13, 2020, 07:14 PM
Jun 2020

and attempt to give it an extra layer of protection from moisture or anything else that might get to it. With how I am right now, though, mentally, I might make a shrine of it.

I did already have one 12 pack of Cottonelle, early on, when the hoarding started and it became impossible to find brand names any more. I have been using that very sparingly in between trying to get through the bamboo TP I was able to find. The bamboo TP makes the roughest of leaves look like a reasonable alternative worth the effort to try. I did discover that I like Charmin, when I found the tiniest little 4 pack of Charmin at a convenience store. I haven't been able to get any of that since. If it's back in stock and I ever get through this bamboo TP, I'm going to try Charmin again if I can find it next time. Otherwise, Cottonelle or Angel Soft would be a godsend. I even found myself cussing at people on Ebay for selling single rolls of Scott, opened, for $10 plus $10 shipping. I used to hate Scott TP.


Anyone notice themselves looking at multiple rolls of TP like shrines that you want to protect? I'm wondering if I am the only one with some kind of leftover mental thing going on. I can't be the only one, right? I hope not. I hope it is not only me. I hope I get through it soon. I hope it becomes available again and I am able to get through it.

I have had that one 12 pack pack of Cottonelle double boxed but with the box flaps open in such I way that I can see it. It is sitting right in the center of my kitchen so I can see it every time I walk through. I am down to about 5 rolls of it now. I have taken a roll at the time from it instead of stacking them all on the back of the toilet tank like I used to. Now is no time for a mishap that might send it tumbling into the bowl. I may never do that again, to store the rest of a multi-pack of TP. Gold in plain old dirt was literally easier to find these last few months. It's a new hobby.

It's like I don't want anything to happen to the TP. I find myself protective of it. It is now like a treasured member of the family. I keep picturing my living room remodeled with a bronze sculpture of 3 or 4 rolls of TP sitting on a coffee table. That would have been such a silly idea before Covid-19. Now? I'm tempted to try to make one when I remodel my living room.

Who knew TP would become so important so fast? I joked about starting a religion based on TP and having a building shaped like a roll of it, but now I'm almost serious and wondering if there are government grants available.

Blue_true

(31,261 posts)
55. Cottonelle is what I was using. I managed to get a 12 pack just as the hoarding
Sat Jun 13, 2020, 07:42 PM
Jun 2020

craze started. I haven't been able to find any since. I saw some Northern, but passed on it.

I tried bamboo TP before, didn't form an opinion one way or the other. It was harder to break off from the roll, but I figured that redesign of the perforated break lines would solve that problem. Well I did form one opinion on bamboo TP, it was a lot better for me than TP made from recycled paper, that literally burned my hiney after a week of using it, something in the recycle process just didn't mesh with that part of my body.

I did manage to score a gallon of Clorox bleach today. The off label bleach that I had to buy was horrible for bleaching whites, look like maybe something with additional surfactants added to the bleach, the name brand seemed to have better composition. I didn't really think much about bleach given that sodium hyper-chlorite is somewhat of a surfactant. People had claimed to me that different bleach brands mattered, I honestly didn't believe that until I spent two months watching my usually brilliant white clothing become duller and duller with each wash. So I have plenty of bleach to sanitize surfaces, I just won't use my normal bleach, that is only for laundry after I finally managed to get my hands on a gallon.

MissB

(15,799 posts)
5. I was at Costco earlier
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 04:00 PM
Jun 2020

And they had a whole bunch of Charmin. First time I’ve been there in months. They had pretty much everything else I think.

BusyBeingBest

(8,049 posts)
23. Yes, I have no idea how to get a hold of those.
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 05:10 PM
Jun 2020

Interestingly, the business world and various industries can get them. My husband's company has them at every work station and desk to wipe between shifts. I asked him to inquire about their supplier, but it's low on his to-do list.

Skittles

(152,882 posts)
29. I bought some before they became scarce
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 05:45 PM
Jun 2020

then ended up giving them away to people I know who have health issues

GoCubsGo

(32,036 posts)
36. I saw them at Kroger this morning, for the first time in 3 months.
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 07:51 PM
Jun 2020

Hand sanitizer, too. Expensive as hell. They can keep 'em. I'm going to just stick to what I've been doing all along: Washing my hands with soap and water, and using a rag and spray cleaner for surfaces. I just wash the rags for reuse, and I'm not sending single-use wipes to the landfill to sit there for all eternity.

JI7

(89,123 posts)
54. You have to go during 1 to 2 hours of opening.
Sat Jun 13, 2020, 07:24 PM
Jun 2020

If you go just when they open and it's not out ask the store since they might still have to put it out.

or come back another day. you can ask them when their delivery trucks come by and what the best time would be to go there to get whatever it is you want.

 

RhodeIslandOne

(5,042 posts)
57. Found one canister yesterday at my local Stop and shop
Sat Jun 13, 2020, 08:08 PM
Jun 2020

I probably bought the last prior to that was on the shelf in March,

malaise

(266,933 posts)
8. Another DUer posted a good one recently
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 04:01 PM
Jun 2020

Don the Con is so full of shit that the USA ran out of toilet paper

SWBTATTReg

(21,649 posts)
17. Yes, I saw this, it is great!! Not enough TP to handle the crap he dishes out!
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 04:30 PM
Jun 2020

Take care and be safe!

Sherman A1

(38,958 posts)
9. I'm a little pissed at Aldi
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 04:03 PM
Jun 2020

This week the local store was boarded up along with an Autozone across the street in anticipation of damage from protesters. They were the only two businesses in the area that elected to board up their store fronts and frankly looked pretty damn stupid to me. I sent their corporate office an email expressing my thoughts but as of yet have not gotten a reply.

at140

(6,106 posts)
11. Awww that sucks...
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 04:12 PM
Jun 2020

not in my sleepy town near Jacksonville, FL. I have not seen a single place boarded up.

wryter2000

(45,980 posts)
16. My Bevmo was boarded up
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 04:19 PM
Jun 2020

Still, I was happy it was open. It closed for a couple of weeks because of the protests. I can't really blame them. Another Bevmo around here was trashed. Figures looters would go after a liquor store.

SWBTATTReg

(21,649 posts)
18. Yeah, the Aldi's where I'm at was boarded up too (in S. STL City), but they had a big OPEN sign...
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 04:33 PM
Jun 2020

posted on the building too. I had quit shopping there after I went one time, they were literally out of everything...I mean it, everything. Schnuck's on the other hand has had everything I've needed. Since they were there for me when I needed them, I'm going to be there for Schnuck's. Aldi's, being that they failed me, when it counted, lost me as a customer.

Sherman A1

(38,958 posts)
51. Glad to hear that you found what you needed at Schnucks.
Sat Jun 13, 2020, 11:30 AM
Jun 2020

We did like the Aldi nearby (Florissant) for some things such as fresh fruits, veggies and their price on milk & eggs, but if they are boarded up they can keep'em, the Cross Keys Schnucks is fine with the Wife, I prefer the old Florissant Schnucks store as it is never near as busy and I prefer the old style arrangement of departments and aisles.

louis-t

(23,108 posts)
13. Yep, the tp thing happened all at once.
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 04:17 PM
Jun 2020

Noticed it yesterday, though I have been able to find it at the dollar store. Cheap, small rolls but it got me through.

dem4decades

(11,186 posts)
15. Anybody see Scott's TP anywhere? Costco has their own plus Charmin but haven't seen Scott's in
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 04:18 PM
Jun 2020

months.

 

Tipperary

(6,930 posts)
20. Bought it at Walmart last week, and a friend bought some there today.
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 04:42 PM
Jun 2020

Family Dollar has had plenty for quite some time, according to a coworker of mine.

dem4decades

(11,186 posts)
21. Thanks. My wife hates anything but Scott's. Though I don't think I'll venture to Walmart.
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 05:05 PM
Jun 2020

I worry about people not wearing masks and such and I'm not convinced Walmart shoppers are serious.

at140

(6,106 posts)
33. Walmart has free pickup service for $30+ groceries ordered on-line
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 06:42 PM
Jun 2020

I have even included items from hardware such as Gorilla glue etc, along with it, no problem.
You choose time of pickup, arrive at the spot for pickup parking, and an employee loads the merchandise in your car's trunk.
No need to get out of car or interact with any person.

Jamastiene

(38,187 posts)
43. Watch out for the Walmart where I live.
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 08:50 PM
Jun 2020

Half the people working there are wearing their masks around their neck. They aren't even doing the half ass thing of wearing over their mouth only, like some of the others where I live are doing. They are wearing their masks around their neck where it is guaranteed not to do any good for its intended purpose.

I don't blame you for not trusting people to take it seriously. A lot of people aren't.

eleny

(46,166 posts)
22. Amazon has a lot of tp, too, regular brands
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 05:09 PM
Jun 2020

We just picked up a large bottle of hydrogen peroxide from Walgreens. Regular pricing, no gouging.

OilemFirchen

(7,141 posts)
24. The newest shortage...
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 05:14 PM
Jun 2020

Mulch. Stopped at Ace Handyman yesterday and they were completely wiped out, except for the nasty suburban red shit.

rurallib

(62,307 posts)
25. Went to the local Costco Monday
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 05:39 PM
Jun 2020

their brand of TP stacked to the ceiling, 6 wide X 2 deep. One impressive pile of TP.

Jamastiene

(38,187 posts)
44. I can't find that either.
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 08:51 PM
Jun 2020

Some friends have told me there is a way to get your own, but I'm sure I will screw it up.

procon

(15,805 posts)
45. You can make your own sourdough starter.
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 09:20 PM
Jun 2020

It's good for bread, but you can also use it in other baked goods from dough, to biscuits, pancakes, waffles, cornbread and so on. It just daily tending and unless you are baking everyday there is a lot of waste that makes it somewhat costly.

I make a batch with several preplanned recipes lined up to bake and freeze. I use it in about a week then I discard the whole batch until the next flurry of baking motivates me to make a new starter.

Totally Tunsie

(10,885 posts)
28. My local Stop & Shop had a supply of their store brand
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 05:44 PM
Jun 2020

on hand this week, but I passed on it - $9.99 for 4 rolls! Looks like a trip to BJs coming up instead.

Hortensis

(58,785 posts)
30. Yesterday ordered our first-ever 48-pack of TP delivered to our door.
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 06:20 PM
Jun 2020

I lived a lot of years without imagining that Thomas the mailman, who used to gossip with me and knew the names and families of all the children in the neighborhood, would be evolve into anonymous people who delivered toilet paper and whatever for our convenience.

nitpicker

(7,153 posts)
31. A lot of them are being sneaky
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 06:23 PM
Jun 2020

1. posting price per 100 sheets

or 2. not posting any price at all

thinking if you bring the item to the register, you will swallow hard and pay up.

SOD THAT.

I still have enough TP that it's not urgent yet to get more.

at140

(6,106 posts)
34. one roll lasts me 3 weeks as well
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 06:45 PM
Jun 2020

and I don't even have a bidet hehehe.
It helps to be male. Only one hole needs wiping.

jmg257

(11,996 posts)
37. I'm thinking about stocking up on things again. This latest
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 07:52 PM
Jun 2020

Data is not promising, including in agriculture.

Sogo

(4,886 posts)
38. Sign seen on a truck in Florida:
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 07:57 PM
Jun 2020

Trump: He’s so full of sh*t, the entire nation ran out of toilet paper.

mvd

(65,133 posts)
46. Now I have seen more toilet paper, but..
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 09:23 PM
Jun 2020

fewer paper towels, Kleenex and hand soap. Always seems to be something.

Blue_true

(31,261 posts)
47. Thank goodness.
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 09:38 PM
Jun 2020

My hiney is so spoiled, it has never seen anything but luxurious TP all my adult life. I have had to resort to using a no name brand that looks strange one feels as strange. A return to that particular norm would be a blessing in disquise.

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