Our second order of Seventh Generation 500 sheets/roll 100% recycled toilet paper came yesterday. We split the first order with a friend so started with only 24 rolls. That was on November 19, 2008. Not bad, eh? I had signed up for the subscribe and save option on Amazon.com and set it at 6 month increments to give myself plenty of time to cancel before the next shipment, in case we didn’t like it. The hubby hasn’t complained too much and it is way cheaper than the recycled TP at the store so we’re sticking with it. Since we were getting low on our supply I requested our next shipment right away.
Anyway, I wanted an easy way to track our usage so I designed the following sheet in Excel. This is just a preview so you can either make your own or I would be happy to attach my sheets in an e-mail for you. If you would like copies just e-mail me at OneRoanPony at hotmail. This shows the second sheet I made to track paper towels and tissues but shows the same fields.
It is hard to see in that picture but here’s what I wrote:
11/19/08 – 24 added – ? left – New total rolls 24
2/12/09 – 48 added – 2 left – 83 days – 22 rolls used – .26 rolls/day (1 roll/4days) – New total rolls 50
The math is pretty easy:
# Rolls used/# Days = # Rolls per day
so 22/83 = .26 rolls/day
1/# Rolls per day= # Days per roll
so 1/.26 = 3.8 which I rounded to about 1 roll every 4 days
Get it? Like it? Let me know what you think about it, or how you track your usage. I can see charts like this cropping up all over the house. The next one I think I’ll tape up in the laundry room to track laundry soap usage. Hopefully this will help us cut back even more!