Very happy: an American forbade the family to use toilet paperBy Vika https://pictolic.com/en/article/very-happy-an-american-forbade-the-family-to-use-toilet-paper
American Angela Coffman gave up regular toilet paper and found a cheaper alternative. Family saves $240 a year on woman's invention
The trend for reasonable consumption and environmental protection is now in vogue. More and more people around the world are thinking about how to start sorting garbage and reducing plastic consumption. However, there are more radical ways to leave less waste behind. A resident of the United States, Angela Coffman, one day decided to give up toilet paper. She took this step for the sake of savings and did not fail - according to rough estimates, the refusal of a basic hygiene product saves $ 20 a month in the family budget, respectively, $ 240 a year.
Angela Koffman is a mother of many children, she is raising three children. The woman's youngest daughter is only two years old, so the husband has been the main breadwinner in the family for a long time. Even in the United States, you can’t really shine on the salary of one of the spouses, so Angela is trying in every possible way to save money. A few years ago, she found a gap in the family budget that the most common hygiene product, toilet paper, makes. According to the estimates of the American, every month the family literally flushed at least $ 20 down the toilet.
1. The woman thought about how to reduce this item of expenditure, because in a year it accumulates neither more nor less, than 240-250 dollars. An original solution came to mind when Angela was sorting through old children's things: after the second child, many of them were no good for anything but rags. They just had to be taken to the landfill. Or - use instead of toilet paper. Moreover, this can be done not once, but many times.
Angela voiced her idea to her husband, but he was very skeptical about it. Then she cut things into square cloth napkins (about 25 cm wide) and put them in a special basket in the toilet. Under the toilet, she placed a second basket for used tissues. The main thing is that it has a lid that traps an unpleasant odor.
"The ice cream bucket works great,"
Angela herself wrote on Facebook.
2. Used wipes are washed by the family together, but separately from other things.
"A normal wash and dry cycle, even without bleach, kills 99% of bacteria"
says the thrifty mom. After that, the wipes are ready for use again.
It took quite a bit of time for the husband and children to appreciate this simple invention. But now Mr. Coffman believes that tissue toilet napkins are much more pleasant to use than toilet paper. In addition, the method captivates with its “wastelessness”: such napkins do not wear out too quickly, and in a large family there is always something to replenish the stock. The family hasn't spent on toilet paper for five years, saving $1,000 in that time.
3. By the way, reusable tissue toilet paper is not such an innovation. In the past few years, it has become increasingly popular even among rich and affluent Americans. An ordinary set of such napkins costs from 10 to 20 dollars, but napkins in a roll we are used to are valued more expensive - about 36 dollars per roll. They are made of natural fabric (most often flannel), neatly stitched and overcast on all sides, and look very aesthetically pleasing. But, as you can see, they are not cheap.
If you want to save money, Angela Coffman's find will do. You just need to figure out how many things you send each month for rags, and how much your family spends on toilet paper. So, if you are not too squeamish, you can take this way of saving into service. In the end, we do not disdain washing children's tights and rompers after the child had an "accident".