I was at my sister's house on Friday night. I spent the night there because she lives 2 hours from my one home in Northeast Texas and 3.5 from my apartment in Houston. She was having a Stampin' Up party and I wanted to partake. (Those things are fun, BTW. If you know me on a personal level, don't be surprised if you recieve a hand-made card from me sometime soon. Please pretend you like it.).
I used her bathroom, as you would suspect I would being I was there for 24 hours. After I went potty I wiped myself and realized her toilet paper was the scratchiest stuff I've ever used. I was glad I didn't have a case of diarrhea because repeated uses of the stuff would have definitely given me a rash. And hemorroids. And I asked myself, is saving a few pennies on toilet paper worth it?
I use Cottonelle. I used to use Charmin, but when we moved here the church gave us a pounding (if you don't know what that is...well, I think it's a Methodist thing. Maybe not. They gave us essentials and canned goods when we moved in. Why they call it a "pounding" I don't know) and someone gave us a pack of Cottonelle. I discovered it was much nicer than Charmin. And the rest is history. But, I digress.
As you know I am going to be a stay-at-home mom soon. I am looking for ways to save money already. I know I'll have to switch to generic mayonnaise and cheap shampoo. But, after my experience at my sister's house, I have decided I will not scrimp on toilet paper. Even if I have to go and get a part-time job. No, siree, bub.
So, the question is: What is it that you will never skimp on, no matter how much you have to pinch pennies?