If you are ever in a pinch and out of toilet paper this list of ideas for toilet paper alternatives might save you. Recently you have likely noticed that he toilet paper aisle at any of your local grocery stores has more than likely been obliterated by hoarders. If you didn’t jump on it fast enough, there’s a good chance you’re not able to find any at this point. This might leave you down to your last roll and still without a plan B.
Toilet Paper Alternatives
Fortunately, there’s no need to sweat or to begin rationing family members to no more than a square or two of toilet paper. We’ve got some ideas that will save the day. Once this fiasco is all said and over with, you’ll still have other alternatives that you can turn to when the world decides to turn upside down again. Check out these alternatives that will keep your family’s bottoms all fresh and clean.
One’s first choice for this type of crisis is to resort to facial tissue. Smart move. Just remember not to flush them down the toilet.
Paper napkins from your kitchen will also work, but the two will clog your toilet, so be sure to throw them out.
Maybe not your first choice, but baby wipes can just as easily freshen your desperate situation just as it does a baby’s.
There’s a good chance that these are empty on grocery shelves as well, but if you’re lucky, flushable wipes can also work.
Reusable fabric toilet wipes
These soft squares come rolled in with around 20 reusable squares that are easy to wash. They come with a towel or microfiber backing that adds decoration to your bathroom. Each square has a plastic stud that makes it easy to roll them back up after you’ve washed them. You’re looking at around $45-$48, but remember, they’re reusable.
Resort to Rags
Keep a bucket near your toilet that has water and baking soda in it. When the rags are ready to wash, simply dump the water in the toilet and the bucket of rags into the washing machine. This is fairly similar to the cloth diaper method that can save you a bunch of money.
Bug Out with Tree Leaves
When you’re out in nature and have run out of paper supplies, tree leaves are the most obvious way to go. Just be sure that they’re not ones that can cause itching or reactions.
Do you still happen to have a handful of phone books that are just collecting dust? Turn to the yellow pages to solve your problem. You can also use the cheezy comic book section out of a newspaper while avoiding getting any paper cuts.
You may never have heard of one, but a bidet is a French invention that also will do the trick. It’s a sprayer that hooks right onto your toilet for a hygienic way to clean your body. Some can be extremely expensive, but you can find a few for as low as $28.
Hopefully, very soon the toilet paper crisis will be over and we all can get back to using it just like we always have. Until then, it’s about as rare and valuable as gold. Has there ever been a time when you went without and had to use a different method other than what made our list?
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