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One of the first products to fly off the shelves when the pandemic hit, toilet paper, is still a challenge to find. But it’s not impossible. You just have to be diligent — and flexible. After searching all over the internet, we had luck at the hardware stores, specialty shops, and office-supply stores below, finding some standard toilet paper, along with some less typical (but no less usable) options. You may have to deal with one-ply, or giant rolls, or camo prints — but all of these toilet papers are actually available. If you get truly desperate, we also found novelty toilet paper with puns and debatably funny jokes on Etsy, along with reusable toilet paper (although, if it came to that, we’d still much rather get a bidet). These novelty rolls are a bit more expensive than traditional toilet paper, but again, they’re an option if you’re in a bind. And since there’s no chance of outside visitors using your bathroom anytime soon, you don’t have to worry about any potential embarrassment. (If you’re struggling to find other essentials — like hand sanitizer, baby wipes, puzzles, or food — check out our list on where to buy out-of-stock items and our directory for stores offering curbside pickup.)
This huge toilet paper roll works as well as the standard size. Just be sure you have a freestanding toilet-paper holder.
Editors’ note: Office Depot’s stock online is dependent on location, so it may not be in stock for everyone.
If you’re ever going to be convinced to try reusable toilet paper, the time is now.