What Can I Use Instead Of Toilet Paper?
The Best Toilet Paper & Loo Roll Alternatives!
The recent COVOID-19 pandemic has resulted in many people literally running to the stores to stock up on supplies as families everywhere are now faced with the possibility of long-term quarantines. This global health emergency has caused panic among consumers who have been buying everything off grocery store shelves from canned goods to hand sanitizers. However, one product that has exploded in demand has been toilet paper. Grocery stores are struggling to keep toilet paper stocked which is resulting in a real problem for families in need of basic necessities. So if you are running low on toilet paper and your local grocery store is sold out of bathroom tissue, here are the top 10 toilet paper alternatives to help you get through this crappy situation!
What To Do If There’s No Toilet Paper
Yes, toilet paper is the softest most comfortable option for your tush, but if you are all empty on bathroom tissue than any form of paper can work. Newspapers, magazines, or any paper product that can absorb can really be a great alternative when toilet paper is not available!
More common in European countries, Bidets are a great toilet paper alternative. The best part is these little toilet accessories can be purchased on Amazon for as little as $29.00. Do you have to wipe after using a bidet? Yes, but usually once to dry off!
3. Flushable Wipes
A little more pricey but often overlooked by many consumers, flushable wipes are a perfect toilet paper alternative for people who prefer to use a wipe but want something a little cleaner than standard bathroom tissue.
4. Bathroom Sponge
In ancient Roman times, it was quite common for royal elites to wipe their bums with a sponge attached at the end of a stick. Luffas are more common in today’s modern world, and if you are out of bathroom tissue a luffa or bathroom sponge can be a great toilet paper alternative.
5. Face Clothes or Old Rags
Small towels, face cloths or simply old rags are soft to the skin and absorb enough to provide a toilet tissue alternative. Just make sure you use these one-time and place the used rag in the washer to be disinfected.
We all keep old receipts in our wallets, purses or just around the house, and when you are in desperate need of toilet tissue or soft paper for cleaning yourself receipts can be an amazingly soft toilet paper alternative.
7. Baby Wipes
If they work for babies they will work for you, and that is why baby wipes are a superb toilet paper alternative. However, we highly recommend people do not buy baby wipes during an emergency situation such as this pandemic because many parents with babies really do need them as a basic necessity.
8. Corn Husks
Often described as redneck toilet paper, corn husks were one of the earliest toilet paper alternatives before the Industrial Revolution. Corn husks are actually quite soft and many migrant workers on farms are still known to utilize this bathroom tissue alternative when working in the fields.
How can I poop without toilet paper? The answer is to utilize the resources available in nature! One of the biggest issues backpackers and hikers have faced recently has been many outhouses and restrooms that have had toilet paper stolen. Without bathroom tissue available and limited supplies, snow can be an excellent toilet paper alternative! Snow is easily molded and can disposable, but prepared to have a cold butt!
10. Cotton Balls
Women and mothers often have cotton balls or pads in their bathrooms or purses, but did you know that cotton balls can be a terrific toilet paper alternative? Cotton balls are a great bathroom tissue replacement because they are thick enough to where they won’t get your hands contaminated or dirty during the wiping process.
Interested in learning more about toilet tissue and paper towels? Check out our recent post on the best eco-friendly recycled paper towels!