YES, I have noticed and find it funny that others have as well.
It's actually not so much the "narrow" I have noticed as much as the volume... We started buying in bulk large packages of "double" rolls (with coupons/sales a few years ago) when, somehow we ended up with an eight pack of "single rolls" a few months ago.
I was shocked at how tiny the rolls were!
And then realized that the "double" rolls were actually the size that normal rolls used to be and the "single" rolls were half the size... but cost the same or more! Started wondering when this happened and why I didn't realize it? This message has been edited. Last edited by: Idaho Resident,
If I remember correctly this happened some time last year. Any way, I noticed right away that my roll didn't fit like it used to....and I buy Scotts too. They also shrank the size of the "sheet"...so our rolls of 1000 sheets aren't as long as they used to be...by several sheets. And yes, the size of the cardboard roll is slowly getting larger. I sent a nasty email to Scott when I realized what was going on & they sent me 2 $1 coupons. But I really don't want to go back to using catalogs...we still get several like Lilian Vernon...that stuff just doesn't "clean" well! Dandeeline...which store brand? Please!
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Oh, I've been fussing at DH about this for a long time!!! Have you seen the size of graham crackers these days?!?!? Smaller crackers and two fewer in each stack. Same thing for those cans of tuna and such that used to be 7 oz. are now 5 oz. Can hardly get two sandwiches out of it.
I thought I was crazy! I buy the double rolls (Cottonelle) and it seems like they don't last any time at all. Put a new one on and "poof!", it's gone. Paper towels, too. The "big" size rolls aren't that big anymore and the regular rolls are just tiny.
Also...the cheapo TP at work...each individual sheet is not a square. It is a narrow rectangle. So if you are among those who count the number of sheets (yes...I knew someone who did *eyeroll*), be very careful!
I use 2-ply paper. A couple very close to us who have spent several days at a time with us and us them, use an inexpensive single ply. I always keep 2-3 rolls of paper in the guest bath. She came to me asking for more. I told her there was some in the cabinet. She said that they'd use it too. Ah-oh I told her...time for them to go home. We, of course, had a good laugh. However, the two of them did use more paper than the two of us. And I would catch myself upon returning home visiting with them, pulling off more of the "better" TP. Many times, I would reroll part of it before tearing off the roll. There is a difference. I think I save money buy spending more per purchase.
The Mr. told me my paper was not good for my septic tank even though it states it on the wrapper that it is, and I'd used it at one septic tank served house for 22 years and the tank had to be pumped out only once. Think I'll stay with what we like.
Count in a few other products as well - like toothpaste - used to be 8 oz - now 6.5 oz. The box is the same size BUT the price has increased.
And I might just be paranoid here BUT I am a firm Sure Deoderant user here - original solid/no scent - and it just doesn't last as long as it used to - maybe I'm stressing more? Nah, there just less in the product... This message has been edited. Last edited by: Idaho Resident,