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Re-usable toilet 'paper'

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Green & Ethical MoneySaving
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Green & Ethical MoneySaving
Hi


This is likely to have been discussed before but its years since I've been on forum, so am quite out of touch........searched and can't find anything. Am also not sure where the best place to put this enquiry is (Old style, Health, Green ?)


Anyway, for a couple of reasons I'm very drawn to the idea of swapping to re-usable toilet paper - in other words cloths, that would then be washed and re-used. To be clear I have my own bathroom that only I use and it would just be for No 1's.


Does anyone else do this? If so what cloths do you recommend, how do you keep the cloths whilst waiting to be washed, what wash would you recommend?
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    pile-o-stonepile-o-stone Forumite
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    edited 8 January 2020 at 3:19PM
    We use this toilet paper:

    https://uk.whogivesacrap.org/products/premium-100-bamboo-toilet-paper-48-double-length-rolls

    It's made from 100% bamboo, which is a grass, not a tree and grows like mad.
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  • flea72flea72 Forumite
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    No need to store/treat in a different way to dirty laundry, just chuck in laundry basket and wash with clothes. Anything that isnt 100% synthetic will be fine. No need to buy special cloths, just cut up old clothing you no longer wear.

    Why just No1s though?
  • FtbDreamingFtbDreaming Forumite
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    Ive never considered reusable toilet paper but when dd1 was a baby i used resuable nappies.. i think i kept them in a bucket with some powder/ treatment in it then washed them so i think that would be the same. Just look for reusable nappy products and accessories im sure you will find something
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  • curlygirl1971curlygirl1971 Forumite
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    flea72 wrote: »
    No need to store/treat in a different way to dirty laundry, just chuck in laundry basket and wash with clothes. Anything that isnt 100% synthetic will be fine. No need to buy special cloths, just cut up old clothing you no longer wear.

    Why just No1s though?


    Well it was just the thought of poo on cloths hanging about and then in the wash lol.
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    Well it was just the thought of poo on cloths hanging about and then in the wash lol.

    Could you not rinse them immediately after use or put in a bucket with water and that stuff you use to sanitise cloth nappies?
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    comeandgo wrote: »
    Could you not rinse them immediately after use or put in a bucket with water and that stuff you use to sanitise cloth nappies?

    Yep I guess so. But think I will see how I go with no1's first - get into a routine. Do you do it then - you seem to be an advocate?
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    Yep I guess so. But think I will see how I go with no1's first - get into a routine. Do you do it then - you seem to be an advocate?

    No I don't, I have just bought the bamboo toilet paper though so will give that a go first.
    When kids had a really dirty nappy, into the bath they went, do we need a total change on our toilet habits and go with hole in the floor and water to wash, as seen in Middle East.
  • curlygirl1971curlygirl1971 Forumite
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    To be honest I see the change to cloths as possibly allowing me to be cleaner rather than dirtier....it doesn't feel like a backwards move. I can understand why toilet roll is preferable for a busy household but like I say its only me using the bathroom. My OH would be oblivious to what was in the washing pile. Am going to at least give it a go - I was just wondering if anyone else did it and if so if there was any particular arrangements; but perhaps I'm over thinking it. I'll just get on with it. I do think I'll invest in some separate cloths though instead of using old clothes....different cloths will be easier to keep separate and not misused.
  • Kat78MFWKat78MFW Forumite
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    I do this - just for No. 1s though as you say. I am using old cloth washable breast pads and keep the clean ones in a little tub. I have a small pedal bin in the bathroom where I put the used ones and then they go in a small zippable laundry bag in with a normal clothes wash. It's just me though - DH and DDs think I'm a bit mad. I like it though as cloth is gentler than paper down below x
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    We buy Greencane toilet paper.
    I'd rather get a washlet toilet than go with cloth (we have been talking about one anyway as you do feel so much cleaner!). You can even get washlets with 'blow driers' too so it cleans and dries you. Much better as water etc would be used in the cloth method anyway.
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