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Cutting down consumption of loo paper

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  • I think every MSE'er has a list of
    "a step too far" or "a luxury i wont comprimise on"

    TP is one of mine
  • foxgloves
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    I've got a book which is a green audit....you go through the chapters ticking what you already do & seeing how eco-friendly your lifestyle is. I'm sure the author mentions a friend of his who virtually never buys loo paper as he saves all the paper napkins that come his way when eating out, or there are some to take.....you even get one for a cup of coffee these days, so I guess a good supply of them could potentially build up, plus anything else made of similar stuff, tissue paper, etc.......then uses those. My Mum can remember going to see her great aunt who had an outside 'earth' closet and the loo paper was squares of last year's shiny calender hanging from a string on the back of the door. She said she hated it as it didn't absorb anything. This aunty also apparently grew the best rhubarb as when the earth toilet was cleared out, that's where everything was dug in! We really didn't used to have such a wasteful culture, did we, it's in the decades following the war that consumerism has just gone mad to a stupidly wasteful degree. I love trying to live a simpler life......but haven't yet given up loo roll x
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  • Just seen this thread and can't help butting in - (no pun intended :p!
    I think loo roll useage may actually be a nurture rather than nature thing - IYKWIM?!
    My family is very good with our loo roll useage - we buy T value and it lasts us for ages (family of 4). Yet whenever my in-laws visit (MIL, FIL & SIL) they use up a fair amount of our loo roll stock over the course of two days! I can't imagine what they do with it (:o -well, I don't really need to imagine what they do with it, do I?) but just one of my FIL's trips will use up a whole roll :eek: I have 'joked' about this with them and they have acknowledged that they like to get through it but still carry on with the same reckless abandon :rotfl:
    Maybe I should stand outside the door passing through a square at a time!
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  • Psykicpup
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    For a while I had a home made sign up in the loo stating how many rolls we used a week .. broken right down to days - ie I believe it was 1.5 a day at the time ... then showing what that worked out for a month then a year .... scary .... then what else we could buy with that amount of money..... worked a treat!
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  • Fruball
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    Psykicpup wrote: »
    For a while I had a home made sign up in the loo stating how many rolls we used a week .. broken right down to days - ie I believe it was 1.5 a day at the time ... then showing what that worked out for a month then a year .... scary .... then what else we could buy with that amount of money..... worked a treat!

    Now thats a good idea and would have worked before I had the 2 little ones hehehehe, but they don't use a lot... and one of them sometimes forgets to use any at all :eek:

    I shall try to remember it for when they can read!
  • Erm.....:o

    Over the years I have collected a fair amount of champagne corks.....from special occasions...:eek:

    Should I list them on Ebay? As a "job lot"?

    :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:

    ;) Felines are my favourite ;)
  • Hellyboo wrote: »
    Can I ask where you get them from? I've just had a baby and for some reason the plasticky-ness of disposables isn't agreeing with me atm :o

    I have found popolino to be the cheapest make and acceptable quality. After about 5 years the material has stretched slightly but I am still using them.
  • Primrose
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    I'd still like to pursue the "Diet" theory in relation to loo roll consumption, and the fact that a diet overloaded with fruit & vegetables can cause looser bowels & stools, and more loo roll consumption. Beetroot in particular, I find can be a powerful laxative. Last year I grew loads of it and I noticed that whenever we ate it, our loo roll consumption doubled overnight!
  • Just seen this thread and can't help butting in - (no pun intended :p!
    I think loo roll useage may actually be a nurture rather than nature thing - IYKWIM?!
    My family is very good with our loo roll useage - we buy T value and it lasts us for ages (family of 4). Yet whenever my in-laws visit (MIL, FIL & SIL) they use up a fair amount of our loo roll stock over the course of two days! I can't imagine what they do with it (:o -well, I don't really need to imagine what they do with it, do I?) but just one of my FIL's trips will use up a whole roll :eek: I have 'joked' about this with them and they have acknowledged that they like to get through it but still carry on with the same reckless abandon :rotfl:
    Maybe I should stand outside the door passing through a square at a time!

    My 79 year old Gran is the same!!!! We go through 3 Rolls a week... when she comes I buy 9 Rolls and after 4 Days it's gone (YES... 4 DAYS!!) so now I stock up for 3 weeks before she comes!!

    I asked her why... she's on a pension... how can she afford it!!

    She told me at home it's only about 6 Rolls a week... but she has a phobia of loo seats and won't sit on the seat until it's properly layered with loo roll!!!

    Now I know, next time she visits I will have value for the loo seat and good stuff for the loo roll!!!

    But 6 a week is still extravagant!!!!

    She must eat the stuff!
    We spend money we don't have, on things that we don't need, to impress people we don't like. I don't and I'm happy!
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  • Frugal wrote: »
    Now thats a good idea and would have worked before I had the 2 little ones hehehehe, but they don't use a lot... and one of them sometimes forgets to use any at all :eek:

    I shall try to remember it for when they can read!

    LOL Children, I remember the time when they 'forgot'... that costs more as you need more detergent to do the washing to get the pants clean!

    Children! Who'd have them? I know I wouldn't! ;)
    We spend money we don't have, on things that we don't need, to impress people we don't like. I don't and I'm happy!
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