I have heard of paper product alternatives for years. I know several people who, for one reason or another, use them on a regular basis. As a family who lives life on the road, we don’t have a lot of storage so space is definitely an issue. But I love the idea of not having so much waste and trash too.
In light of all the recent shutdowns, we have seen a steady decline in some of our commonly used household items. I know toilet paper is still hard to find in many places and other paper goods are not fully stocked either.
Several years ago we did away with paper towels in our home, at least for the most part. We have towels for the kitchen and bathroom, so we try to use those first. However, we always had a small stock of paper towels just in case. But when the crisis hit, we couldn’t find them for weeks!
And when we were really low on our choice for toilet paper, I started to worry. It is literally the only one that doesn’t break me out or cause me an allergic reaction. So that got me thinking about alternatives. What could we do if this ever happened again (heaven forbid!).
And I was amazed at what I found. This is quite a popular topic and some people have been using paper alternatives for years! I was definitely intrigued.
Whether you find yourself in short supply of toilet paper and other paper goods, or you’re looking to be a little more green in your home, check out these creative alternatives!
Toilet Paper Alternatives
Reusable Toilet Paper | DIY Danielle
7 Plants You Can Grow Into Your Own Toilet Paper | Survival Sullivan
Fleece DIY Toilet Paper | My Merry Messy Life
Homemade Wipes Recipes | Gym Craft Laundry
Creating a Reusable ‘Family Cloth’ Systems | Mother Earth News
Upside Down Peri Bottle – Any woman who has delivered a baby knows what this is and how to use it. It is a great alternative for not having toilet paper.
Fresh Water Non-Electric Mechanical Bidet Toilet Attachment – Many other countries use these regularly, so why shouldn’t we? There are a ton of options for bidet’s on Amazon, so find the one that works for you!
Frida Mom Upside Down Peri Bottle for Postpartum Care | The Original Fridababy MomWasher for Perineal RecoveryLuxe Bidet Neo 120 – Self Cleaning Nozzle – Fresh Water Non-Electric Mechanical Bidet Toilet Attachment (blue and white)
Other Paper Goods Alternatives
Reusable Paper Towels | DIY Danielle
Rolled Kitchen Towels Tutorial | Sew a Straight Line
Most people only use cloth napkins for formal dinners. Why not reduce waste and use them all the time? Check out this easy Self Binding Cotton Napkin tutorial.
7 Genius (Cheap!) Paper Towel Alternatives | Organization Junkie
Unpaper Towels: The Green Alternative to Paper Towels | The 104 Homestead
Swedish Dishcloths are intriguing and not too expensive for being reusable.
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Annette has been married to her husband and best friend since 2003. Together they are raising their six children to follow the Lord’s will, no matter what. Annette longs for the day when she will meet her angel babies who have entered heaven before her. She enjoys creating UNIT STUDIES and FREE PRINTABLES for homeschool families. You can follow her crazy life at In All You Do where she blogs about homeschooling, homemaking and marriage while trying to maintain her sanity. She is also the owner of Thrifty Homeschoolers where she shares her tips on homeschooling without breaking the bank.