Cutting down consumption of loo paper

Primrose
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edited 14 September 2010 at 7:51PM in Old style MoneySaving
Does anybody have any imaginative suggestions on how to reduce toilet paper consumption? It's a VATable item and is one of those essentials we unfortunately can't eliminate from our shopping bills.

(I'm convinced that the advice to eat your "Five a Day" doesn't help. High consumption of fruit and veg does seem to lead to half a loo roll being consumed on every visit :rotfl:)

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  • bryanb
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    Use both sides!
    This is an open forum, anyone can post and I just did !
  • thepenniescount
    thepenniescount Posts: 51 Forumite
    edited 9 September 2010 at 10:55AM
    Squash the roll so it doesn't come off as quickly and easily.
  • have you got a home bargains near you? they do 18 rolls for 2.99
  • Pink.
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    Hi Primrose

    These threads may give you some ideas:

    toilet rolls ? best way of saving

    any alternative to loo roll...................

    that whole loo roll thing

    I'll add your thread to the first link later to keep the suggestions together.

    Pink
  • Primrose wrote: »
    (I'm convinced that the advice to eat your "Five a Day" doesn't help. High consumption of fruit and veg does seem to lead to half a loo roll being consumed on every visit :rotfl:)

    I believe the opposite to be true - hige fibre and a healthy diet should give firm stools, which need minimal wiping :D Hope this isn't TMI, but what so you expect reading a thread about loo roll :rotfl:
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  • celyn90
    celyn90 Posts: 3,249 Forumite
    Don;t have new ones in plain sight - people are normally a bit more careful if they think it's the last one left! :o
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  • kunekune
    kunekune Posts: 1,909 Forumite
    When I was a child my dad rationed it. We were allowed two squares per toilet visit.
    I think the washable wipes idea is quite good - not very different from using washable wipes for babies.
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  • kunekune wrote: »
    When I was a child my dad rationed it. We were allowed two squares per toilet visit.

    Two - seriously, my parents were convinced that one sheet per visit was plenty :eek:

    I'm going to look into usable wipes, too :D
    :rudolf: Sheep, pigs, hens and bees on our Teesdale smallholding :rudolf:
  • swap to that stuff which is like tracing paper... Izal, I think it's called? Much cheaper, much stronger so you only need one sheet...

    But don't forget to scrunch it up first to soften it up a bit, otherwise it's not the most comfortable thing to use :rotfl:
  • lauren_1
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    Get rid of men for a week?
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