Toilet Paper Alternative: Use Cheeky Wipes Instead
28 CommentsTuesday, 11 March 2014 | Admin
I've been thinking about using a toilet paper alternative for a while - and now we're doing it!
I've seen a few blogs on it and chatted with a few people at baby shows and quite randomly decided to do something about it a couple of weeks back - after all I've got LOADS of Cheeky Wipes and I might as well put them to good use (aside from face & hand wiping after meal-times).
I've got boxes of freshly made up Cheeky Wipes in the cloakroom downstairs and the bathroom upstairs - and a mucky box in each room (discreetly set to the side / rear of the toilet). There IS toilet paper for guests, aside from anything else, I can cope with washing my own family wipes, but not anyone elses!
Every other day or so, when I've got a wash going on, I gather up the mucky wipes, bung them into the machine and change the solutions in both boxes / make some fresh wipes up.
- Leaves you feeling properly fresh and clean (no wee bits of toilet paper stuck in lady bits, yuck!)
- Great for hairy bums and messy poo's!
- Eco-friendly, great if you've got a septic tank or eco sewage system
- Easy - no smell (really) no hassle as the washing machine is going on anyway.
- Money saving. My family get through 16 rolls of toilet paper a month (lots of small children!), even with own brand that's about £8 monthly. The extra washing is about 50 wipes per week (500 grams) so with a 7kg washing machine, that's only one extra load of washing per month at about 25p. Should save me £100 a year ish - but I've already got the wipes.
- Forgetful children dropping the dirty wipe down the toilet
- Other people think it's gross (but no-one is asking them to do it!)
- Remembering to make up the clean wipes (although we now have a stash of clean, dry wipes in both toilets, which can be wet under the tap for use in emergencies)
All in all, it has been surprisingly easy to switch to being a TP Free household. Maybe because we were already happy to use Cheeky Wipes for nappy changing and mealtime clean ups anyway.
What do you think - is this something you would consider or is it WAY too gross? Let us know. In the meantime, check out our full range of reusable wipes here.