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What To Do If You Really Run Out Of Toilet Paper

What To Do If You Really Run Out Of Toilet Paper


As panic about the COVID-19 virus continues
to grow, store shelves are starting to look exceptionally picked over…and certain household
items are in very short supply. Some frantic shoppers have clearly gone from
stocking up to straight-up hoarding. But if you didn’t empty your bank account
and fill your spare room with thousands of rolls of toilet paper, and we really hope
you didn’t, should you be worried about running out of TP in the days and weeks ahead? No. You really shouldn’t be worried at all. Toilet paper is certainly useful to have on
hand, but it’s actually a fairly modern invention, dating back to the mid-19th century. On the other hand, we’ve always needed to
relieve ourselves…and the desire to clean up the mess probably dates back to prehistoric
times. So how did we go about this unpleasant business
back in days of yore? Well…in ancient Greece, shards of broken
pottery were, shall we say…repurposed. Meanwhile, back in ancient Rome, people gingerly
cleaned up using a sponge. Our colonial ancestors reportedly made an
exceptionally practical use out of corn cobs…and in a pinch, humans have been known to use
grass, leaves, and moss to keep themselves spic and span. No, we aren’t recommending any of these solutions…because
we haven’t completely lost our minds, at least, not yet. But if you ever find yourself in a pickle,
you can always use Kleenex, paper towels, or baby wipes…just don’t confuse the latter
with disinfectant wipes. Trust us on this one. And should any of these supplies ever run
low, there are several DIY toilet paper substitutes that are also readily available. One of the cheapest and easiest options? Reach for some other type of paper. For example, let your fingers do the walking
and use the Yellow Pages…since really, when was the last time you actually used a phone
book for its intended use? And who says print is dead? You can also use newspapers to get the job
done…or printer paper…or notebook paper. Heck, even that steamy Harlequin Romance novel
will do the trick. It might even be preferable to reading it. “No one touches the heart of a woman quite
like Harlequin.” And here’s a bit of advice from the website
Ask a Prepper: if you crumple up the paper before using it, you’ll soften the material. Of course, flushing any kind of paper besides
TP is a bad idea… but you can burn it, or simply toss it. No, it’s not an ideal solution…but our current
predicament isn’t ideal, either. Do you have any old washcloths lying around? Well, now could be the perfect time to put
them to use…but don’t flush them when you’re done. Otherwise, grab a towel that’s well past its
prime, or perhaps use a raggedy T-shirt. And if you happen to have some cloth handkerchiefs
on hand, those will surely do the trick, too. Actually, it’s not a bad idea to buy a few
handkerchiefs if you don’t own any…because no one’s hoarding them, and they’re readily
available at Walmart. Hankies are actually a great solution…since
you can rinse them off after use, and then simply toss them into the laundry. And then there’s the most obvious solution:
Water. While you can always take a shower after finishing
up, that might not be entirely necessary. A spray bottle will also do the trick, although
you should have a towel at the ready in order to dry yourself. According to the website Toilet Paper History
(yes, it’s a thing) about 75 percent of the world’s population doesn’t even use toilet
paper. The website Road Junky points out that you
won’t find TP in bathrooms in many other parts of the world, including North Africa, the
Middle East, and much of Asia. That’s because many people believe that the
best and only way to clean yourself after going Number Two is to use water. If you’re really concerned about running out
of toilet paper, why not consider buying a bidet? Honestly, that might be the most cost-efficient
and the most sanitary workaround during these increasingly strange days. Think about it.

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47 thoughts on “What To Do If You Really Run Out Of Toilet Paper

  1. thank u the list. i know its sad that we needed a vid like this but….we needed a vid like this, so kudos🙌🙌

  2. Crap recommendations!!!! No mention of the Lota!!!! Just get a jug or old (washed out) plastic milk container & basically crouch over toilet, pour water over your arse whilst using left hand or fingers to wash away the shit. Sounds crazy but this is what millions of Indians & other eastern countries do. Sounds primitive but it works especially if you have no bog roll!

  3. Use the bottles that they give to women post-birth. Use one filled up with half Castile soap and half water and the other with just water. It is like a portable bidet.

  4. I just read several articles stating bidets are not sanitary because they clean back to front. Just FYI.

  5. Matthew 6
    [31] Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? [32] (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. [33] But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

  6. WTF? people don't know how to wash their bum? Let this be a wake up to all Americans who thought the most important things in life are contained in your phone or Twitter scores or Facebook friends .

  7. I'm not afraid of running out of toilet paper as long as we have a running water. Where I came from we've been using water and anti bacterial soap, from babies to a grown adult. It is more hygienic that toilet paper that leaves residues in your behind. I will be more panicked if there's no water running in all of the faucet or anywhere at all. Flushable Baby wipes will also do the job.

  8. No you should be worried because you are emptying the shelves and not thinking of all the healthcare workers working 48 hour shifts and when they come into the shop for items you greedy selfish people have bought everything. Do when you get sick you expect them to look after you. Stupid people.

  9. Baby wipes! Can't flush them but, I've got a bunch. I use them for taking off make-up & cleaning my dog's paws. I bought 2 pack's of T.P. yesterday. Everyone needs to stop going crazy & chill.

  10. I got my toilet paper 7 weeks ago thanks to Alex Jones!! And people called me crazy when I told them to get prepared back then!! They said I shouldn't listen to aluminum foil hat people!! Thank God I did!! Now I have plenty of toilet paper while everyone who mocked me and called me crazy is playing catch up with empty shelves!! 😂🤣😂🤣😅

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