Thursday, December 17, 2009

Question about using cloth toilet paper

Anonymous said...
"I have a logistical question regarding your use of cloth tp… well… how does it work? Do you have a small receptacle where you put the used cloths? Do you wash them in a special manner? I've always been curious about it."

Dear Anonymous,

Hello! Thanks for reading my blog. I am happy to answer any questions you may have. Using cloth toilet paper is surprising easily.

First, I use old t-shirts, sweatshirts, etc. for the cloth tp. I cut up into rectangles, squares, etc. In the picture is fleece, sweatshirt material, and t-shirt material.

Next to my toilet I have a plastic rectangle container that has all the clean pieces.

Then in my shower is a bucket that I throw the dirty ones in. Sometimes while I shower I let some of the water into the bucket. When my boys shower I take bucket out. I throw used ones in wash about every other day. I wash with almost anything. I use my homemade laundry soap. I wash in cold water (I wash 99% of my clothes in cold water.) I also add white vinegar as fabric softener, which kills germs as well. Then I either hang clean tp to dry on line outside or when it is cold, or rainy I throw in the dryer (which I must admit I have been doing with every load lately.) The sun or dryer kills any germs not washed out. The fabric is clean after this.
I have not been sick since before I started using all cloth, so I am sure any germs are being killed.

I hope that helps.



Anonymous said...


Denise Punger MD IBCLC said...

Very interesting! Not much different than the cloth diapers routine.

Anonymous said...

Very interesting. Thanks for the tutorial. I've always been curious, too.

Engineered Installation - Nathan Primm said...

Becky, I love you - you're just spreading the cloth everything love! LOL Family cloth really is easy to use...I wash ours with Livie's cloth diapers.

Jeannette said...

too much information for me

Becky R said...

that container near the toilet with the clean cloth is now moved to on top of my laundry basket in bathroom, as sometimes my boys miss the toilet when they pee. EWWW!