With the crises ongoing and toilet paper shortage in the market, like always moms have come to the rescue. Moms who have a knack for DIYs have come up with the idea of homemade toilet rolls and given the circumstances, the idea is definitely a genius one!
The Coronavirus mayhem has caused a shortage of hygienic supplies in the market. But this does not imply for Aussie moms who have better and cleverer ideas to deal with these crises.
Moms who have a knack for DIYs have come forward with their tricks to prepare homemade tissue rolls if one is not able to get their hands on in the market.
With the shopping markets shelves empty of daily use items, Emily Hughes, a mom of one, sick of fighting over the toilet papers came up with her own homemade and super convenient solution.
Emily told news.com.au. the cloths are color-coded for each family member, and once used are soaked in a nappy bin before the lot is put through the wash with a “lid of Sard plus clothes washing detergent”. “With all the panic going on, I thought there has to be a better solution. I used the same reusable washers a lot when my daughter was a toddler.”
“They are soft, light and better for the environment than baby wipes. You can wet the washers with warm water and they work similar to a wet wipe. I purchased them from Big W, but other low cost chain stores stock similar items, or washers.”
Mom of one says while her daughter loves this idea because she has been learning about sustainability at school but her family is still not used to it. The woman jokingly says in the event she runs out of clean cloths “there’s always the garden hose for dire straits”.
With the recent trend #ToiletPaperApocalyse on Facebook, so it is no surprise that people are coming with their own genius hacks to deal with it.
One woman recently took to a Facebook group dedicated to the hardware giant Bunnings to reveal how she had fashioned a solution using microfibre cloths. The cloths are soaked in Napisan then washed with detergent or Sard. She said “four unsuccessful trips to buy toilet paper in the last week”
The woman proudly declared on a Facebook post alongside a series of snaps. “I made 80 of these microfibre cloths – after use they go straight into a bucket of bleach with a lid on it (which sits beside the toilet). “When the bucket is full then they will be washed in a separate load with Napisan. It has reduced our use of toilet paper which we can save for more pressing toilet visits.”
She said. “Was going to use old towels but microfibre is softer for the feminine bits and dries quicker when washed. If we could all do this it would reduce the need for toilet paper, save us all money in the long run and better for the environment. Just a thought.”
The mum’s post has since garnered attention on social media and while many loved the idea, a few had hygiene concerns. Once the cloths were cut into quarters, they were overlocked to stop them fraying. As soon as they are used, they are placed into a bucket which has bleach.
People have commended mom for coming up with a genius hack. One person said, “About time someone got this tp situation in perspective and highlighted that there are lots of alternatives at our fingertips.”