How To Store More Toilet Paper For Survival

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Toilet paper is one of the first things that will disappear from the supermarkets after a disaster or unforeseen emergency. I am here to show you how to store more toilet paper for survival. You can never have too much toilet paper, in my opinion. If you think about how much toilet paper your family uses weekly then you can calculate the amount you decide you want to store for an emergency for a month, six months or even longer. If you use three rolls a week then you need 12 or so rolls a month. That would mean 156 rolls a year since there are 52 weeks each year. Three times 52 weeks=156 rolls a year.Remember not all months have just 4 weeks, some have 5 weeks.

How To Store More Toilet Paper:

My sister, Carol had this great idea to store toilet paper in a container. We loaded up and counted out the 36 rolls. We were trying to figure out how to store more in our garages, and yet try and keep the bugs out of the toilet paper plastic bags as much as possible. We both have small homes (1900 square feet). Therefore, we have very little storage space, as in no storage space actually.

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Carol, had this awesome idea to smash the rolls and see how many we could put in this container and still put the lid on it. Well, we can put 48 rolls in the same container if we smash them. I think we could actually put 54 if the lid had a tighter lid. But she had this container and it now holds 48 rolls. She can also stack additional plastic containers on top and achieve her goal of storing enough toilet paper for a year. There is something to be said about looking around your home or apartment and know that you have the necessary items for survival. Toilet paper is one of them for sure. I try to buy a bundle every month at Costco, but I am now going to have it delivered to my house. I do not like to go to the supermarket or grocery store. This is my new way to buy toilet paper: Georgia-Pacific Envision 19880/01 White 2-Ply Embossed Bathroom Tissue, 4.05″ Length x 4″ Width (Case of 80 Rolls). Life is good when I don’t have to drive into town and shop.

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I know people save their old phone books and make family cloth like this post I wrote a few months ago: Family Cloth by Food Storage Moms. I say whatever works for you do it! The next time you go to the supermarket grab a bundle or two of toilet paper, you will need it, I promise!

Please remember to store water whenever possible, these are one of my favorite containers because they are easy to carry: WaterBrick 1833-0001 Stackable Water and Food Storage Container, 3.5 gal of Liquid, 27 lb of Dry Food Products, Blue

21 thoughts on “How To Store More Toilet Paper For Survival

  • October 13, 2015 at 7:44 am
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    *LOL* People think I’m crazy because I purchase the industrial size, 96-count, boxes of toilet paper every few months and I live alone. The way I figure, though, is not only will I never run out, but I actually think, in the event of a long term scenario, it will make a good barter item. I don’t get too fancy with the actual storage. I keep them in the big boxes and just seal every open seam with duct tape. Then I just stack them in my storage room.
    …and on to sweeter things… did you get Dustin’s email today? He’s having a flash sale on the half case of 20-oz creamed honey. It’s $48 and free shipping, today only. If you didn’t get it, email me and I’ll forward it to you, so you have the code, if you’re interested.
    Have a great day! Hugs, Mare

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    • October 13, 2015 at 11:09 am
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      Hi Mare, I am going to start ordering the industrial size package of toilet paper every other month. I will have to check out the Cox’s honey special. Thanks so much! Hugs! Linda

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  • October 13, 2015 at 7:50 am
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    ????: Is the TP you order septic system safe? …or RV safe?

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    • October 13, 2015 at 11:06 am
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      Hi Lori, I noticed more and more are saying septic safe. Good point though, everyone needs to buy the toilet paper that works for their situation. Linda

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  • October 13, 2015 at 9:57 am
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    Definitely seal the lids tightly to your container with tape or whatever works! Bugs will get in the tiniest spaces even though you think they won’t be able to. I’ve used various totes and none of them had a tight enough seal to keep out determined bugs. There are some containers specifically designed to seal tightly but they’re expensive. Damp can also be a problem in some climates. I love having a year’s worth of TP on hand, all bought as cheaply as possible. Saves you from buying expensive stuff when nothing is on sale too.

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    • October 13, 2015 at 11:04 am
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      Hi Alice I am with you on that! I love having a years supply of TP too! I will get the duct ta[pe out right now! Thanks for the tip! Linda

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  • October 13, 2015 at 10:27 am
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    Love all your hints and ideas! Keep up the great work. Looking forward to your new book. I’m getting my copy as a Christmas present from my grandchildren.

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    • October 13, 2015 at 11:03 am
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      Hi Beth, you just made my day with your comment! I am so glad you are looking forward to getting my book for Christmas! Hugs! Linda

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  • October 13, 2015 at 4:58 pm
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    Hi Linda!

    I agree with Alice H. there are very few totes that seal well that are not cost prohibitive. So do get out the duct tape! I just pre-ordered your book, for my kids to gift me at Christmas, lol. I love the new look of the blog! Btw, the font seems a bit too small for the posts. I have to zoom in on my browser to be able to read it comfortably and then everything else around it seems to loom over me…ha ha ha!!

    Be Well,
    The Lady Kay

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    • October 13, 2015 at 5:06 pm
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      HI Kay, thank you, I am glad you like the new look. I will see if I can change the font in the posts. Thanks for letting me know. Thanks so much for ordering my book, Linda

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  • October 13, 2015 at 8:12 pm
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    have you tried the vacuum sealed bags they store blankets and/or sweaters in? they come in different sizes and are definitely bug proof and gives more shelf life to your storage of paper or other items. just something else to consider for a storage solution. 🙂

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    • October 14, 2015 at 10:37 am
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      Hi Dora, great idea on the vacuum sealed bags! I do like those! Linda

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  • October 13, 2015 at 8:28 pm
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    I’m with you on storing toilet paper, I’m NOT running out! We just spend a holiday in a vacation home and they had bought cheap toilet paper for the guests. Honestly, you just use more of it! I have done that in the past for my storage but no more. I don’t think you save any money at all and it takes more rolls to get the job done. I also store the flushable wipes from Costco. You can only flush one at a time, but they would be nice to have in a disaster situation with little water.

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  • October 14, 2015 at 12:39 am
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    I am interested in your book Prepare your family for survival, what is the price and how can I order the book please

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    • October 14, 2015 at 10:32 am
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      Hi Elsie, my book is for sale in over twenty stores right now at the pre-order price. Thanks so much! Linda

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  • October 14, 2015 at 3:43 am
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    As ALWAYS, I love your post!! An additional suggestion: I did a both at our Stake Emergency Prep Fair one year on sanitation. I displayed my “2 luggable Loo” set up. I went to the thrift store, bought old men’s flannel shirts & cut them in squares for “last resort TP.” People laughed, said ewe, or a great idea. Just trying to cover all bases!!

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    • October 14, 2015 at 10:31 am
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      Hi Debra, thanks for sharing you did a booth on Emergency Prep Fair-one year on sanitation! I love hearing these stories! I love the flannel shirts for “last resort TP”. Even if the people couldn;t imagine the thought of it, at least they will remember your display how to make family cloth! I love it! Linda

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  • July 31, 2019 at 7:25 pm
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    This is how i store my TP. I take the cardboard rolls out. Then i pack them inside of the ziplock or hefty sweater bags. Then i take my vacuum and removed at air. It flattens out quite nicely and saves a TON of space!

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    • August 1, 2019 at 7:09 am
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      Hi Lametrice, wow, those hefty bags are nice! I bet you can store a whole lot more toilet paper doing it this way! Great tip! Thank you, Linda

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  • June 28, 2020 at 9:31 am
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    I use my Food Saver to vacuum pack on roll at a time. You’d be surprised how much more storage room it gives you. As a plus, it also helps keep bugs out. Make sure you put a Silica Gel Packet or two in each pack.

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