I once bought a 6-month supply of toilet paper on Prime Day, and it’s still one of the best decisions I’ve ever made

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Prime Day is a great time to stock up on toilet paper.

After many years of covering all the best sales and deals on Prime Day, I’ve come to know what products consistently see great bargains during the shopping event. Sure, there are great TVs, laptops, phones, and speakers on sale, but for me, a sleeper hit on Prime Day are major discounts on bulk toilet paper.

I get it; toilet paper is the last thing on people’s minds when Prime Day rolls around. But this is your opportunity to buy once and not have to think about it again until months and months later.

I understand many are starved for storage space, but if I can figure out where to hold six months worth of toilet paper in my small Brooklyn apartment, so can you. Put the rolls inside of your suitcases. Add a roll holder in your bathroom. Whatever space you can make, I highly recommend that you make it – you’ll be thanking me the next 40-something times your roll runs out.

I suggest bookmarking your favorite toilet paper now and checking back over Prime Day to see if it goes on sale. We’ll update this article with the best deals we can find when the time comes, but in the meantime, you may want to make sure your Prime membership is up-to-date so you can take advantage of the deals.

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Early Amazon Prime Day 2021 toilet paper deals

We’ll be adding deals as they become available. For now, here are the early Prime Day 2021 deals you can shop on toilet paper:

Ultra Strong Toilet Paper, 18 rolls (medium, Preferred: Amazon)Ultra Soft & Thick 3-Ply Toilet Paper (medium, Preferred: Amazon)Ultra Soft Toilet Paper, 24 rolls (medium, Preferred: Amazon)Ultra Professional Series, 20 rolls (medium, Preferred: Amazon)

Is toilet paper available from Amazon?

Yes, Amazon sells nearly every major brand of toilet paper, with most items available for free Prime two-day shipping. We’ve found the prices are often better than what you can get at the supermarket, since you can purchase in bulk quantities.

What types of toilet paper does Amazon sell?

Whether you’re looking for budget rolls, luxe TP, or eco-friendly options, you’re likely to find it on Amazon. We outline options for every category below.

What’s the best toilet paper to buy on Amazon?

Toilet paper preference is pretty subjective, but we really love Charmin Ultra Strong for its soft, quilted texture. You can read more about the best toilet paper you can buy in our comprehensive guide. No matter your preference, you’ll get the most savings if you buy in bulk.

Here are some of our favorite toilet paper products:

Ultra Strong Toilet Paper (24 rolls) (small)100% Recycled 2-Ply Toilet Paper (24 rolls) (small)1,000 Sheets Per Roll Toilet Paper (24 rolls) (small)Ultra Comfort Care Toilet Paper (24 rolls) (small)Premium Bamboo Toilet Paper (24 rolls) (small)

Will there be toilet paper deals on Amazon Prime Day 2021?

Every Prime Day we’ve seen great discounts on bulk toilet paper and 2021 should be no different. We won’t know the exact products that will be on sale until Prime Day officially starts, but we typically see markdowns on major brands like Charmin, Scott, and more.

Other Amazon Prime Day 2021 FAQs

What is Amazon Prime Day?

Amazon Prime Day is the retailer’s own deals holiday and typically comes around once a year. We’ve been covering the event for years and usually see discounts on every product category Amazon offers: tech, beauty, home, kitchen, fashion, smart home, and more. During the event, you can expect to see prices drop to all-time lows, sometimes better than prices we see over Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

When is Amazon Prime Day 2021?

This year Prime Day will run for two days from June 21 to June 22. The savings will kick off at midnight PDT on June 21.

Do I have to be a Prime member?

Yes. Amazon Prime Day is an event exclusively for Prime members. If you’re not yet a Prime member, you can sign up for a 30-day free trial to take advantage of Prime Day discounts. Aside from access to Amazon’s own deal holiday, Prime membership comes with a whole host of other benefits like free shipping and access to movie and TV streaming.

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From toilet paper to diapers, here’s a slew of household staples that are about to get more expensive

Stockpiling toilet paper
  • Several companies including Procter & Gamble and General Mills have announced price hikes.
  • The goods affected include paper products and baby-care items.
  • The prices of Coke products and coffee are likely to increase as port delays pinch the supply chain.
  • See more stories on Insider’s business page.

Many household goods are getting more expensive as companies like Procter & Gamble and General Mills announce price hikes to combat shortages and rising shipping costs.

During its third-quarter earnings call this week, P&G said it had started raising the prices of some of its goods, including baby-care and feminine-care products and adult diapers from its brands such as Pampers, Tampax, and Always.

“The exact amount of the price increase will vary by brand and sub-brand in the range of mid-to-high single-digit percentages and will go into effect in mid-September,” P&G said in a statement.

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Some of P&G’s primary competitors, including Kimberly-Clark, have announced similar price increases. In March, Kimberly-Clark said it would increase the prices of top products like Scott toilet paper and Huggies diapers.

General Mills’ chief financial officer, Kofi Bruce, said during the company’s March earnings call that it was planning to increase its prices to offset rising commodity costs as its margins continued to fall. While the company did not specify what products would be affected, General Mills’ lineup of brands includes Cheerios, Chex, Betty Crocker, and Pillsbury products.

On Monday, Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey told CNBC that the company was planning to hike its prices for the first time in over three years. Quincey did not specify the products that would be affected.

Quincey said Coca-Cola planned to implement the price hikes “intelligently, thinking through the way we use package sizes and really optimize the price points for consumers.”

Coffee prices are also set to skyrocket. Peet’s and J.M. Smucker, the brand behind Folgers and Dunkin’ coffee, have said they’re facing rising costs. Reuters reported that in February, port delays pushed coffee prices to their highest level in over a year.

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J.M. Smucker also increased the price of its Jif peanut-butter products in August.

Many of these companies said sales had continued to rise in the last quarter, even from the previous year, when some people were stockpiling products at the beginning of the pandemic. While an increase in demand can only be a positive for companies, demand is outstripping supply and driving up the price of some goods.

Consumer interest is rising as the products are getting increasingly difficult to obtain because of a shipping-container shortage and port congestion.

March data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Price Index indicated that as vaccination rates increase, prices go up. Consumer prices increased in 2021 over last year at their highest rate in three years.

While there has been a large increase in the price of gasoline, the cost of food, rental cars, and hotels have also pushed higher.

For products from the brands of top companies like P&G, people are likely to see inflated prices at the grocery store as demand compounds on vaccine optimism and port congestion shows no sign of clearing.

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Gaming giant Razer launches a $50 million sustainability fund, and its first investment is in bamboo toilet paper.

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Bambooloo toilet paper is made from bamboo pulp.

Gaming giant Razer has launched a $50 million fund to invest in sustainable startups, starting with bamboo toilet paper brand Bambooloo, it announced today.

The Razer Green Fund gave its first seed investment to The Nurturing Co., owner of Bambooloo. The Nurturing Co. will supply the single-use plastic-free toilet paper in some of Razer’s offices, Razer said.

Razer did not disclose the size of the seed investment, but said average investments through the fund would range between $100,000 and $1 million.

The toilet paper is made from bamboo pulp and uses 90% less water and 70% less carbon to produce than regular toilet paper, The Nurturing Co. says.

Razer, known for making gaming hardware, says it hopes the fund will encourage its fans to use more sustainable products.

The fund is managed through zVentures, Razer’s corporate ventures arm, and will focus on investments in renewable energy, sustainable forestry, and carbon and plastic management.

The Nurturing Co., which currently sells products in New Zealand and Malaysia, said the fund would help it launch in other markets, including the US.

Razer made more than $1 billion in revenue in 2020 for the first time.

Last month, Razer released its ten-year sustainability plan, including a commitment to use 100% renewable energy by 2025.

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From toilet paper to diapers, here’s a list of household staples that are about to get more expensive

Stockpiling toilet paper
  • Several companies including Procter & Gamble and General Mills have announced price hikes.
  • The goods most heavily impacted include paper products and baby-care items.
  • Coke products and coffee will see price increases as port delays continue to pinch the supply chain.
  • See more stories on Insider’s business page.

Many household goods are getting more expensive, as companies like Procter & Gamble and General Mills hike prices to combat shortages and rising shipping costs.

During their third-quarter earnings call, P&G said it has started raising prices on some of its paper goods, including baby-care, feminine hygiene products, and adult diapers. The price hike would encompass Pampers diapers, Charmin toilet paper, Tampax and Always feminine products, as well as Depends and Prevail adult products.

“The exact amount of the price increase will vary by brand and sub-brand in the range of mid-to-high single-digit percentages and will go into effect in mid-September,” P&G said in a statement.

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Some of P&G’s primary competitors, including Kimberly-Clark, have already announced similar price increases. In March, the company said it would implement a price increase for top products like Scott toilet paper and Huggies diapers.

Similarly, General Mills CFO Kofi Bruce said during the company’s March earnings call that it was planning to increase its prices to offset rising commodity costs as the company’s margins continue to fall. While the company did not specify what products would be impacted, General Mills’ line-up of brands includes Cheerios, Chex, Betty Crocker, and Pillsbury products, to name a few.

On Monday, Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey told CNBC the company is planning to hike its prices for the first time in over three years. Quincey did not say which beverages would be impacted by the price increases.

“We intend to manage those [the price hikes] intelligently, thinking through the way we use package sizes and really optimize the price points for consumers,” the CEO said.

Coke is not the only drink that will get more expensive in the coming months. Coffee prices are set to skyrocket. Peet’s and J.M. Smucker told CNBC in March that they are facing rising costs. Last month, port delays pushed coffee prices to their highest level in over a year.

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J.M. Smucker – the brand known for Folgers and Dunkin coffee – was one of the first companies to start hiking prices when it increased the price tag for its Jif peanut butter products in August.

Many of the companies including P&G and Coca-Cola saw sales continue to rise in the last quarter, even from the previous year when people were stockpiling products at the onset of the pandemic. While an increase in demand can only be a positive for companies, demand is outstripping supply and driving up the overall price of goods.

Consumer interest is rising at the same time the products themselves are getting increasingly difficult to obtain due to the shipping container shortage and port congestion.

March data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Price Index shows that as vaccination rates increase, prices continue to go up. Consumer prices increased in 2021 over last year at their highest rate in three years.

While gasoline prices have seen the largest increase, the cost of food, rental cars, and hotels has also pushed higher.

For top companies like P&G – that encompass everyday products and top brands like Tide, Gillette, Crest, Bounty, and Pantene – consumers will likely continue to see inflated prices at the grocery store, as demand compounds on vaccine optimism and port congestion shows no sign of clearing.

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The 6 best toilet papers for every type of preference

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  • High-quality toilet paper should be gentle and clean up messes without leaving anything behind.
  • Charmin Ultra Strong Toilet Paper is soft, easy to tear, and stays strong when wet and dry.

Everyone seems to have a toilet paper brand that they remain loyal to. After all, if you’re going to apply the toilet paper “where the sun don’t shine,” you want it to treat you right.

Below, we rounded up tissue that is right for your comfort, budget, and shopping preferences. We also included the available roll quantities in a breakout box so you can customize how much you’d like to have on hand.

For additional advice on choosing the right toilet paper, plus tips for shopping for toilet paper online, scroll to the bottom of this guide.

Here is the best toilet paper of 2021

The best toilet paper overall

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Charmin’s Ultra Strong Toilet Paper is plush, strong, easy to tear, ultra-absorbent, and has built a faithful following with its consistent quality.

Pros: Soft, strong when wet and dry, rips cleanly from the roll, woven like a washcloth, Roto-Rooter-approved

Cons: Slow to dissolve

You might recognize Charmin Ultra Strong Toilet Paper from the series of commercials featuring bears with comfortable butts. As the name suggests, Ultra Strong is positioned as Charmin’s strongest two-ply toilet paper. Charmin advertises it as having washcloth-like cleaning abilities with four times the strength of “the leading bargain brand” when wet.

This durable and absorbent toilet paper is useful when your digestive system is having an off day and trips to the bathroom are frequent. And, if you’re concerned about a hardy toilet paper wreaking havoc on your plumbing, you’ll take comfort in knowing that Ultra Strong is Roto-Rooter-approved as septic- and clog-safe.

Though it’s strong whether wet or dry — and neatly rips from the roll —, the downside is that it takes a while to dissolve. That said, it might not be the best toilet paper for super finicky plumbing. 

The best sustainable toilet paper

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If you’re looking for an affordable toilet paper that gets the job done and is wonderful for our planet, Seventh Generation 100% Recycled 2-Ply Toilet Paper is a quality option.

Pros: 100% recycled; bleach-free; no added dyes, inks, or fragrances; Rainforest Alliance-certified, sewer- and septic-safe

Cons: Not as soft as other options

Seventh Generation is known for producing eco-friendly household items that won’t break the bank, and the company’s 100% Recycled 2-Ply  Toilet Paper is no exception. It’s Rainforest Alliance-certified, too, which means it was produced with social, economic, and environmental sustainability practices in mind.

This two-ply, minimum 50% post-consumer recycled fiber toilet paper is free of fragrances, inks, and dyes, so it’s a good option for sensitive skin. Because the toilet paper is unbleached, there’s much less water and energy used in the manufacturing process. Plus, it’s safe for sewer systems, septic systems, and low-flow toilets, like those found in campers and RVs.

Though it’s not as plush as other options, Seventh Generation is great for your bathroom if you’re looking to limit your carbon footprint.

The best budget toilet paper

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Scott’s 1,000 Sheets Per Roll Toilet Paper is ideal for people who want to save money, care about the environment, and don’t like lint.

Pros: Affordable, eco-friendly, dissolves easily, minimal lint

Cons: Somewhat abrasive

Despite Scott’s 1,000 Sheets Per Roll Toilet Paper‘s one-ply stature and quick-to-dissolve design, it stays strong and leaves behind little lint. It’s what we use in our house and Scott is a great, sustainable option that’s certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, too. Scott 1,000 dissolves quickly and easily while maintaining strength while wet. It’s also recommended for people with RVs and sensitive septic tanks who aren’t looking for luxury — it breaks down quickly but is still rough on the skin.

The best toilet paper for sensitive skin

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If most toilet papers leave a burning sensation in your rear after a thorough cleaning, consider treating yourself with Cottonelle Ultra Comfort Care  Toilet Paper, which is triple-thick and hypoallergenic. 

Pros: Soft, made with plant-based fibers, hypoallergenic, paraben-free, made without harsh chemicals and dyes, sustainably sourced, certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, three times thicker and two times more absorbent than the average brand, biodegradable, clog-free, septic- and sewer-safe

Cons: None 

Cottonelle Ultra Comfort Care Toilet Paper has a cushion-like, rippled texture, which is supposed to clean better while remaining comfortable, strong, and soft. It’s ideal for sensitive skin because it’s hypoallergenic, paraben-free, and made without harsh chemicals and dyes.

Cottonelle’s toilet paper is also sustainably sourced and certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. And, because this two-ply tissue is three times thicker and two times more absorbent per sheet than the average brand, you’ll appreciate its ultra-plush feel.

Cottonelle is also biodegradable, clog-free, and septic- and sewer-safe so, even though it’s a thicker toilet paper, it’s just as safe to use as it is soft.

The best toilet paper subscription

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If you never want to run out of toilet paper ever again, the Reel Premium Bamboo Toilet Paper ships right to your door and is made without trees.

Pros: Tree-free, zero plastic packaging (including tape), no inks or dyes, fragrance- and chlorine-free, BPA-free, biodegradable, good quality weight and thickness, impressive sheet count per roll

Cons: None

Sure, subscription services are typical for makeup, coffee, and even razors, but toilet paper? That’s a new one. The Reel Premium Bamboo Toilet Paper makes sustainably sourced, tree-free toilet paper that will be regularly shipped to you — so you never run out.

This three-ply toilet paper is sustainably sourced and made without chlorine, fragrance, inks, and dyes. Zero plastic goes into the manufacturing process and the 100% bamboo rolls are wrapped with recycled paper. 

You can subscribe and have Reel delivered to you every month, every two months, or every three months, depending on how stocked you want your bathroom cabinet to be. If you want to reduce waste wherever you can, these rolls are a wonderful option.

The best three-ply toilet paper

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Quilted Northern Ultra Plush Toilet Paper is the ideal absorbent tissue if softness is your top concern.

Pros: Incredibly soft and absorbent, thick, Sustainable Forestry Initiative-certified, sewer- and septic-safe

Cons: Produces lint, not the best for weak plumbing

Quilted Northern Ultra Plush Toilet Paper lives up to its name, as its three-layered paper makes it more absorbent and softer than one- and two-layered sheets. 

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative-certified toilet paper remains strong, though it doesn’t dissolve easily. But, despite the thick texture, it’s sewer- and septic-safe.

Quilted Northern guarantees that their rolls will fit your holder. If the rolls don’t fit, the company will send you a free extender.

Tips for buying toilet paper

How to compare toilet paper prices

There is no standardization of toilet paper square or roll sizes, so words like “mega roll” or “double roll” don’t mean much. Instead, if you want to compare prices, look at the cost per square foot and the number of “ply,” or layers of thickness. This scary-looking yet simple equation should do the trick: 

(Price in dollars x 14400) ÷ (width of each sheet in inches x length of each sheet in inches x number of sheets on a roll x number of rolls) = cost in cents per square foot

And, when looking at costs, you should keep in mind that you will use fewer sheets of three-ply than one-ply because of the superior cleaning and absorbing abilities.

Less toilet paper is better

Although there are plenty of eco-friendly alternatives on the market, for the sake of forests and our environment, the less toilet paper you use, the better.

One way to use less toilet paper is to install a bidet. We have a helpful guide on the best bidets, but basically, you can get a decent bidet on Amazon for less than $100 and install it yourself in about half an hour. You’ll still need toilet paper to spot-check the bidet’s work and to dry off, but you’ll use much less.

A note about buying toilet paper online

As we were doing our research, we found that there were a lot of buyer complaints about the rolls they ordered not being the same size as what they were used to. For this reason, when buying online, pay special attention to the sizes of the sheets, how many sheets are on a roll, and how many rolls you are getting.

If you do find a toilet paper you like on Amazon, we recommend trying the “Subscribe & Save” service. This allows you to save up to 15% off the regular price. Plus, you don’t have to remember to reorder toilet paper. It automatically comes to your home at regular intervals, much like our Reel pick.

We examined hundreds of expert and buyer reviews and ratings of many toilet paper brands and styles. The ones we chose to include in our guide have the ability to clean you down there, are septic- and sewer system-safe, and have discernable softness.

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