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Happy Thomas Crapper Day!

Jan 27, 2014

A little history lesson for all you curious readers out there… Straight from the world-famous Toilet Paper Encyclopedia:

Just who was Thomas Crapper, and why do we celebrate him today? Well it all begins with the toilet…

thomas crapperSo who actually invented the flushing toilet?
The flushing toilet was invented in 1596. Most people believe it was invented by Sir Thomas Crapper, however, its actual inventor was Sir John Harington. Harinton, a British nobleman and godson of Queen Elizabeth I, invented a valve that when pulled would release water from a water closet. Sir John recommended flushing the toilet once or twice a day, although with our modern technology, we know that is probably not sufficient.

Did Thomas Crapper invent the modern toilet?
Well, no. Although from 1861 to 1904 Crapper did have a successful career in the plumbing industry, holding nine patents for plumbing-related products in England, he did not invent the toilet. Albert Giblin holds the 1819 British Patent for the Silent Valvless Water Waste Preventer, a system that allowed a toilet to flush effectively. Gilbin worked for Crapper as an employee and the most likely scenario is that Crapper bought the patent rights from Giblin and marketed the device himself.

Top 10 Toilet Paper Facts

Dec 3, 2013

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Straight from the world-famous Toilet Paper Encyclopedia:

1) Which toilet paper is best for septic systems, recreational vehicles and boats? All toilet paper today breaks down well in the septic system. However, thinner is better. 1 ply bath tissue will break down easier and faster. We recommend Snow Lily 1ply Bath Tissue 

2) What are the most popular themes of custom toilet paper? Sudoku, Money, Camouflage, Glow in the Dark.

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3) How much time does a person spend on the toilet over a lifetime? According to various studies, the average person spends 3 years on the toilet over the course of a lifetime!

4) How many days does the standard roll of toilet paper last in a household bathroom? According to Charmin customers, the number of days a standard roll of bath tissue usually lasts in the most-used bathrooms in the house is five.

5) What is the average number of toilet tissue sheets a person uses in one day? On average, consumers use 8.6 sheets per trip – a total of 57 sheets per day. That’s an annual total of 20,805 sheets!

6) How does recycled toilet paper compare to regular rolls? Thanks to technological advancements, certain brands of recycled toilet paper are just as soft and comfortable as those made from traditional virgin-fiber wood. In many cases, customers can’t even tell the difference between the two.

7) What is a jumbo roll? Toilet paper is now being made on jumbo toilet paper rolls (1,500 sheets per roll) and they require special larger dispensers. These rolls are used in industrial and public bathrooms and are convenient because a larger roll means less changing and less “running out”. This is a very convenient way to save time and money.

8) What is “wet-strength”? Normally, paper loses most of its strength when saturated with water. A toilet tissue that retains more than 15% of its dry-strength when completely saturated with water may be correctly referred to as “wet-strength paper”. (Etherington & Roberts)

9) What makes toilet paper soft? During the drying process, the toilet paper sheet is adhered to one large steel cylinder to dry and is then scraped (or “creped” off) by a metal blade. “Creping” imparts flexibility and stretch into the sheet, while lowering the strength and density, resulting in soft tissue products. (Georgia-Pacific)

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10) How munch tissue/tissue products are produced each year? According to the American Forest & Paper Association, approximately 5.8 million tons of tissue grades, consisting of toilet and facial tissue, paper napkins, towels, diapers, and various sanitary products are produced in the US annually. In 1992, approximately 3.5 million tons of scrap paper was used to manufacture these products.


Toilet Paper: Your DIY Halloween Must Have

Oct 23, 2013

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Halloween 2013 is quickly approaching… Still not sure what you, or your family, will be dressing up as? We’ve got some ideas… DIY of course.

Cute (and easy) kids costumes, including: Knight, Judge, Rocket man,  Chef, Turtle, etc

Recommended supplies: toilet paper, toilet paper rolls, paint, glue, glitter, scissors, plastic milk jugs, chop sticks, etc

Do-It-Yourself adult and kids costumes, including: mummies, Katniss from the Hunger Games, Zombies, Batman & Robin, Raggedy Ann (TPW staff favorite!)

Recommended supplies: toilet paper, toilet paper rolls, sweat pants/shirts, paint, beanie hats, etc

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Looking to add some Halloween DIY crafts into the fold? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
Recommended supplies: toilet paper, toilet paper rolls, tape, glitter, glue, paint, and snacks!

Rubbermaid’sTeam BRUTE now available on until Sept 27th 2013!

Aug 20, 2013

Team Brute AllRubbermaid’s Team BRUTE containers and lids are now available on until Sept 27th 2013! This is a limited time offer so be sure to place your order today.

Perfect gift for any football fan, and ideal for showing team love while tailgating!

Don’t miss out on this fan favorite call us today at 877-402-6537 to place your order.

Video: Who Benefits from Donated Toilet Paper?

Jun 14, 2013

Andria Borba of Fox40 takes a look at why it’s so important to donate toilet paper, even though it may sound a little silly at first.

Toilet Paper is an excellent item to donate and we have many choices to choose from- browse our toilet paper section for ideas.

Funny Ferret and Toilet Paper Video

May 30, 2013

Check out this funny toilet paper video of a ferret from Petsami!

Adulting: How to Store Your Toilet Paper so You Will Actually Change the Empty Roll

Jan 28, 2013

Kelly Williams Brown, the girl who proved that buying in bulk is better on her blog, is back on ToiletPaperWorld again! Her book Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps comes out in May, you can pre-order it here. Today she provides some quick and easy advice for storing your toilet paper once you have purchased your case of 72 rolls.

If you’re guilty of leaving an empty roll, you can get a free roll of toilet paper with our Tweet for Toilet Paper Campaign! Just tweet a picture of your empty roll with hashtag #tp911 @toiletpaperking and send your shipping address to me For details and restrictions click here.

outhouse-toilet-paper-storageI’m willing to bet that you spend little-to-no time thinking about toilet paper storage, ever. It’s OK. Toilet paper storage is not necessarily one of the highly engaging, crucial issues in the average person’s life.

But here is the beauty of toilet paper storage: You can think about it literally once, for 10 minutes, and then never again.

Up until recently, I utilized the ‘squishing excess rolls, still in their big bag, next to the toilet’ method. What this method boasts in, um, ease, it lacks in style and flair. Also, “Just put that pile of things wherever!” is not a great interior decor strategy.

So last week, I got a cute little toilet paper holder. I happened to get mine for $6.99 at Ross Dress For Less, but I am reasonably certain that every single store in the entire world that sells any home goods has them. Here’s what three minutes’ worth of Googling gave me: A sleek, minimalist number! A shabby-chic one! A natural, basket-y one! You could even have a tiny, homemade outhouse-like one! (pictured at right, sold by Miss58 on Etsy). Anyway, if you want to personally page through all the Google Shopping results, be my guest. The world is yours, friends. At least when it comes to toilet paper storage.

The beauty of these, of course, is that it makes it really, really easy to change the roll. Because all your rolls are right there. No more waddling awkwardly around the house, ever. That peace of mind is surely worth $6.99.

Helping Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Nov 8, 2012

Here at, we are so sad to see the devastation that Hurricane Sandy left behind. Many of our customers live in hard-hit areas like New York City, New Jersey and Long Island. We have donated some essential products to the victims and we encourage you to help support the recovery in any way you can. Check out Hurricane Prep and Clean Up Supplies at

You can donate to the Red Cross by visiting

You can also send product donations to the Times Square Church which will distribute items to those in need. Visit If you would like to send a product donation through, the shipping address for the church is Times Square Church 1657 Broadway, New York, New York 10019.








All victims are in our thoughts and prayers…

National Toilet Paper Day Charmin Giveaway

Aug 17, 2012

****Congratulations to Ciara from Beverly Hills, FL winner of National Toilet Paper Day Giveaway! She will receive a case of Charmin Ultra Soft toilet paper. Thanks to all who participated!**** Updated 8/27/12

Leave your comment on why you love ToiletPaperWorld below to enter. Additional chances to win include following on Twitter and Facebook. Tweet about the giveaway for an additional entry!

National Toilet Paper day is this Sunday August 26, celebrating the anniversary of the first day that toilet paper was sold on a roll in 1871.

No purchase necessary. 1 winner will receive a case of Charmin Ultra Soft Toilet Paper! Giveaway ends Monday August 27 at 12:01 EST.

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Facial Tissue vs Toilet Paper Plus Reusable Shopping Bag Giveaway!

May 8, 2012

Thanks to the OCRegister for the image!

If you’re a savvy household shopper, you may have considered if facial tissue is worth buying. Toilet paper gets the job done, but facial tissues are convenient and softer (unless you’re buying really cushy toilet paper). According to Clark Howard, CNN’s conusmer expert, facial tissue costs 8x the cost of toilet paper. That means that when you’ve got a cold or allergies and blowing your nose, it’s more expensive to buy Kleenex facial tissues on average, than just regular toilet paper rolls.

Do you buy facial tissues, even though it’s more expensive? Answer in the comments below, first 10 to respond will receive a reusable shopping bag! E-mail with your shipping information after leaving your comment below.

Whether you’re buying toilet paper or facial tissue, buying in bulk is more economical. While you will pay more upfront for a case of toilet paper, you will save on the time of shopping, frustration of running out, and transportation to stores. Buy facial tissue in bulk at and save money today!


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