I want to talk about all how to make reusable toilet paper for survival. Now before you get all grossed out, let me explain. When toilet paper disappears from all the stores, now what? Do you want to know how to make reusable toilet paper for survival?
Some people may have a few rolls, or a few hundred rolls, stored away. Let’s assume we have an unforeseen disaster, one where the roads cave in or are washed away like we had the last few years on the east coast and recently in Louisiana.
You Can Buy Cloth Toilet Paper
If you don’t have a serger, a sewing machine or the energy to make some you can also buy some so they are ready when you need them. I bought these: Thirsties Organic Cotton Reusable Cloth Wipes
I bought these because they are two-ply and 100% cotton. They wash up nice and they are 8 inches by 8.5 inches. They are not too big and not too small. Either way, I love these.
Reasons You May Need Reusable Toilet Paper
There may be many reasons that you need reusable toilet paper. If a natural disaster strikes such as an earthquake, hurricane, tsunami, tornado, or anything else that keeps you from getting to the store, you wouldn’t be prepared.
If SHTF or a virus spreads, the last thing you will want to do is worry about toilet paper. Sadly, you will still need to go to the bathroom, which leads me back to WHY you may need reusable toilet paper.
Alternatives to Reusable Toilet paper
Yes, you can save old phone books and tear a few sheets out or use leaves if you have to. Well, I will be using reusable toilet paper after my regular toilet paper runs out.
No worries, I have ways to wash it and not contaminate my other clothes that need to be washed if an unforeseen disaster were to happen. I have different mobile washing machines I will show you in the next few days.
How to Make Reusable Toilet Paper for Survival
If you have time to prepare and can prep in this way, then do it! I’m going to teach you how to reusable toilet paper for survival. You’ll love having these on hand in case of an emergency or because you run out of toilet paper at home. There is nothing better than being able to make these right at home!
No one wants to talk about toilet stuff. I get it. But here’s the deal, we need to talk about it. We all use the bathroom so let’s just lay all the cards out.
Number one, I want my own emergency toilet and I want toilet paper to go with it. Now you can save your old phone books and use those pages to take care of your business as well.
I am showing you how to make your own toilet paper cloths I call “family cloths”. I made mine in ten-inch squares.
I’m going to use my serger to go around all the edges to keep them from fraying. I might sew them and turn them inside out and top-stitch. Please note: I made them single-ply so they would wash and dry faster.
I bought a small garbage can and inside that can I have a zippered clothes bag to put the soiled family cloth in to wash later. I will add bleach to the water with my laundry soap to wash them.
Don’t Forget the Water Bottles For Rinsing
In the picture above you see two bottles. These can be filled with water and a drop or two of essential oil to rinse our private areas. It might seem really crazy to think about making your own cloth toilet paper.
Well, these are really soft flannel squares with zero chemicals and fewer trees will be cut down than they need to make regular toilet paper. My daughters grew up with cloth diapers.
I think more and more young mothers realize how expensive disposable diapers are. I keep reading that some very smart young mothers are starting to use cloth diapers. Cloth Diapers
I also buy these Cloth Diapers to use for paper towels. They save me so much money.
Grab Good Clothespins
Yay! The first investment is a lot, but so is a monthly disposable diaper bill, even with coupons. Be sure and get something to hang your wet clothes on and buy good clothespins. Kevins Clothespins
All we can do is take baby steps to be prepared for the unexpected, but we need to start today. I hope this post motivates you to really think about how much toilet paper we can really store.
We can use my emergency washing machine to wash and rinse the toilet paper cloths. We will need a way to hang up our laundry too! My YouTube, using my Clothesline is on the Earth Easy Website. I love that clothesline! May God bless this world, Linda