UNDATED (AP) -- Finding toilet paper in a global pandemic is a struggle. That's because it's part of a very tight supply chain.

Toilet paper so bulky and cheap that stores don't keep big inventories on hand. So as more households buy a little extra, that causes a lot of disruption.

Also, household demand is up 40% as offices and schools close, but toilet paper companies can't easily switch to make more household paper because commercial paper is very different.

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There is some good news. Analysts say the panic buying from mid-March has eased somewhat, and toilet paper companies say they're making fewer varieties in an effort to speed product to stores.

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