Reusable Cloth Toilet Paper

Now ladies, if you’re just blotting off a little pee, is it worth wasting a tree?

One time, my irresponsible ass forgot to buy toilet paper and in a pinch, grabbed one of my baby’s cloth wipes to dabble off the moisture. Oooo, I thought, that felt nice! Ecologically and because cloth is soft, it really is a nice idea to use reusable cloth toilet paper. (even if only for the number ones) You can still keep the t.p. around for the big jobs.

I was reminded of this reusable idea from a person very dear to me, who recommends an easy way to make your own. So if you’re feeling up to a little D.I.Y., grab some old tee shirts or a flannel sheet, and Learn How to Make Your Own Reusable Cloth Toilet Paper, also known as Toilet Wipes or Family Wipes. If sewing is the last thing on your list, right beside giving up toilet paper, buy some from a work at home mama, like or

Pee Green!

7 Replies to “Reusable Cloth Toilet Paper”

  1. I really love this idea and have been meaning to implement it for a long time now, so thanks for the reminder! I couldn’t imagine using all cloth for #2 as well, but for just #1 I think I could quite easily. And, since I’m the one who does the laundry, who is to complain?? 😛

  2. This reminds me about something I was reading about what people do to stay green. One guy takes old t-shirts and cuts them into little squares for toilet paper. Of course the t-shirts are just cotton. I wouldn’t want to cut up some of the shirts I own and use them as toilet paper. Ouch.

  3. I totally dig this! Thanks for posting it. I don’t know why it never occurred to me use home made, reusable tp but I want to. Do you keep a little dry bucket next to the toilet to collect the cloth tp or a wet one or….? Love your site and totally dig your blog! 🙂 Thanks for all of the great tips!

    1. Sure – You could do a bucket or a wet bag for collection.

      Having a baby in the house, my bathroom sink is always filled with poopy wipes needing rinsed, so adding a little pee’d on cloth isn’t a big deal and I’ve just been tossing it in there.

      My washing machine is right outside the bathroom door too, so I just regularly transfer the baby wipes and my pee cloths into my energy efficient front loader to keep ahead of our cloth demand. *wink*

  4. Yesterday I looked into the toilet and said Hey! Why is there a wipe in the toilet??

    Apparently I have to still break my habit of wiping and releasing my toilet paper into the pot. Yep. I pee’d, wiped, and being on auto-pilot, tossed my reusable cloth toilet paper right in there.

    So Mama went fishing….

    1. That’s too funny! I figured I’d just do a little “trash can” next to the toilet and toss ’em in there. I asked dh if he wanted to start using cloth tp and he said “I don’t care what you do for your pee but I won’t be using them for poo”. 😉 Funny that we can rinse our bb’s dipes and wipes but can’t do it for ourselves. hee hee

  5. So, other than Sadie, has anyone been inspired by this thread to try this?? I’ve been meaning to start and … well, ok have just been lazy! How’s it working out for the rest of y’all?

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