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Reduce Your Use, Saving the TP

Reduce Your Use

Everyone is trying to make more environmentally conscious decisions these days; however, very few people consider how much paper waste they are literally flushing down the toilet every single day. It’s easy to let toilet paper use get out of control, and whether you are trying to save money or save the environment, you will definitely want to implement a few tips that can help you and the whole household reduce how much is used. Now, with the Coronavirus pandemic, stores across the country cannot keep toilet paper in stock so now its time to learn how to reduce your use so you can keep toilet paper on hand longer while we ride this virus out in the United States.

Consider the tips below. They can help you reduce your use of toilet paper in your own household.

Reduce Your Use
Reduce Your Use and Save the Toilet Paper
Reduce Your Use

High-Quality Toilet Paper

You should begin by making sure you are choosing high-quality toilet paper. It should be at least two-ply and preferably close to four-ply. That’s because it will last longer and will be much more absorbent. While it may seem cheaper to buy the low-quality rolls, they just won’t last as long and you will spend much more money replenishing than you actually realize.

Reduce Your Use

Always Fold

Make sure everyone in your household understands they should always fold the toilet tissue when they use it. Many people tend to wad it up, but this provides less surface area and requires more paper. By folding, you are given more surface area for actual use and you will be able to get by without using so much.

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Don’t Leave Out Extra Rolls

Many people leave several rolls of toilet paper in their bathroom as backups, however, this is not as good of an idea as it seems. This could be encouraging you and other members of the household to be more wasteful since so much toilet paper is readily available. Instead, keep the extra rolls stored away in a closet and do not leave them out within sight in the bathroom. If you feel you must leave a backup, limit to only one roll.

Replenish the TP

Create a Replenishment Schedule

Depending on the number of people in your household, decide how often you will be replacing the toilet paper in the bathroom. Ideally, you should be able to limit it to twice a week. Let everyone in your household know that the paper will only be replaced on certain days. This will force them to use the toilet paper more sparingly.

Learn Discipline

Finally, you need to learn how to be disciplined and teach the other members of the household to be disciplined as well. Usually, three or four squares of paper, if you have purchased high-quality types, will suffice. There is no need for more than that. You may have to explain “reduce your use” to smaller children.

We are aware of how odd this subject is and how strange the times are that we are living in. One would never have given this much thought to toilet paper prior to the Coronavirus outbreak and the ensuing shortages most all of us are experiencing. Someday, when the terrible wounds of this pandemic have healed some, many will be able to look back upon this time and find humor in some of the things we have experienced. Moving forward, you will never take a roll of toilet paper for granted again.

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