Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages

Why loo paper is better bought in bulk

toilet roll

toilet roll

Last week I made a spur of the moment dash to the supermarket, as we’d run out of toilet paper. I threw on a pair of runners and grabbed my keys from the buffet without giving a thought to my messy hair and my top that had been smeared with vegemite when the face of a little person snuggled into me for a cuddle earlier.
I made my way into the supermarket, headed straight for the toilet paper and along the way grabbed a few more items until I could carry no more. Lining up at the checkout I bump into a school mum, which of course had to happen in my unkempt state. We got talking and decide to grab a coffee. It’s 6pm but we’re kid free, so why not?
I pay for my items, which have totalled $46.45 and then we grab our $3.30 coffee. As I’m drinking, I’m hoping I’ll be able to sleep tonight and then I realise I should probably message my husband to let him know I’ll be a bit longer than what I thought I’d be.
“No problem. Did you buy the loo paper?”
Ha! What does he think I am?
“What else?”
I ignore the message and I finish my coffee. My friend tells me she wants to get her nails done. I look at my hands and realise I could do with a mani, and as I imagine my favourite shade of red Shellac, I decide I’ll join her. We pay our $40.00 and on the way out we’re somehow magnetically drawn into a shoe store.
Half an hour later I walk to my car with a new pairs of shoes and my wallet is significantly lighter than before I jumped into my car. I total the purchases and realise I’ve just spent a lot more than $12.72 for loo paper.
I admire my nails and my new shoes but secretly decide it’s most definitely better to buy loo paper in bulk.


Vanessa Carnevale is the editor of Mindful Parenting Magazine. This new digital parenting magazine, came about from Vanessa’s love of writing, and an interest in living mindfully and embracing life to it’s fullest. The quarterly magazine is available via iTunes and at




Jolene enjoys writing, sharing and connecting with other like-minded women online – it also gives her the perfect excuse to ignore Mount-Washmore until it threatens to bury her family in an avalanche of Skylander T-shirts and Frozen Pyjama pants. (No one ever knows where the matching top is!) Likes: Reading, cooking, sketching, dancing (preferably with a Sav Blanc in one hand), social media, and sitting down on a toilet seat that one of her children hasn’t dripped, splashed or sprayed on. Dislikes: Writing pretentious crap about herself in online bio’s and refereeing arguments amongst her offspring.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

For security, use of Google's reCAPTCHA service is required which is subject to the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

I agree to these terms.