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Spill the beans... on how to minimise loo paper use

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  • Well, you could give your family imodium [disclaimer: or similar non-branded product] everyday.

    However, not only would this be wrong [disclaimer: IMO], it has the potential to breach MSE rules on medical advice.

    Nevertheless, I'm curious. In these days of triple velvet; quilted toilet paper; moist wipes specifically designed for post-defecation/urination cleanliness, and who knows what else...

    Does the 'ouch-that's-not-comfortable-at-all' tracing paper style toilet paper actually still exist? :D
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    I was brought up on the '3 sheets is enough' maxim and its stuck (scuse the pun!:o).
    However in order to stick to this you need a decent quality paper so i use Regina. Not only is it much much thicker than most, it's pretty.:T
    Is usually on offer somewhere too! I usually pay £1.29 for a 4 roll pack.
    Wet wipes are a BRILLIANT addition to the process!:rotfl:
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  • Lol , lol, lol this thread is funny!! I have bought triple velvet and the cheapest rolls..............none makes a difference, my OH still bundles it around his hand, for a single wipe, sorry to be crude!! but it doesn't matter what I buy we still go throught the same amount!
  • use an old sponge on a stick, pass it around all the family :rotfl:

    on a more serious note, get the cheapest crap you can buy, your
    !!!! doesn't care what its wiped with.. only you do..
  • edited 12 September 2012 at 4:21AM
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    edited 12 September 2012 at 4:21AM
    Seriously, there's economising, and there's being a miser.

    I personally buy Triple Velvet, if you must know, because it's nice AND cheap (£1.99 for 6 rolls at my local chemist's) and I think it really is a case of "you get what you pay for". The really cheap stuff is a false economy.

    However, I once lived with a guy who told me I used too much TP.
    Not only did the fact I was paying for it escaped his mind, but really...out of all the things you can pick a fight about...Toilet paper?

    I applaud clever money-saving, being savvy, getting the best deal..etc. But there's being savvy and there's being a miser. I'd rather drive a hot poker between my eyes than become the kind of person who's mean about toilet paper. Seriously.
  • edited 12 September 2012 at 5:58AM
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    edited 12 September 2012 at 5:58AM
    I remember the shiny tracing paper loo roll; it was called "Izal Medicated" and it had a green wrapper with a white first-aid cross on. No absorbancy whatsoever, as it just moved the target substance up your back and woe-betide if you managed to get a sharp crease in the old Izal - a proper sphincter ripper. Best used for tracing and brass rubbing I recall.

    Cushelle (with the little koala bears on - why I don't know as Andrex has little puppies on) I find is good quality and I buy in bulk when it's on offer at Makro. £10.99 + VAT @ 20% = £13.19 for 24 rolls = 55p per roll but when on BOGOF = 48 rolls @ 27.5p per roll.

    Hope this helps with the paperwork.
  • My old granny always had the 'Kent Messenger' cut into little squares in her loo. Maybe we should cut up copies of 'The Sun', it would seem a fitting end to a carp newspaper.....
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    My old granny always had the 'Kent Messenger' cut into little squares in her loo. Maybe we should cut up copies of 'The Sun', it would seem a fitting end to a carp newspaper.....
    You need to be carefull that you didn't wipe more on than you were wiping off :eek:


    The original question was how to minimise loo paper use? not to compromise on comfort.
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    Another advocate of wet wipes.
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