The challenge is simple-Stop using toilet paper and use clothe. Head on over to The Crunch Chicken and read up on this challenge here.
To start this challenge I have to note that were doing this for #1 only. #2 probably wont go over so well and since I am the doing the laundry, its a no for #2. Just not up to that right now. I also just bought a 24 pack of toilet paper so we will see how long it takes till I have to go buy more. Toilet paper is now for #2 and for when guest come over. Now off to the challenge.....This is a random flannel Little Mermaid bottom sheet we have had for years. I picked it up at a Goodwill Outlet thinking I was going to find a top sheet to go with it. I never did so this sits up in my closet collecting dust. Until now!
I simply cut out the elastic at each corner and cut along the corner line making the sheet flat. I grabbed some toilet paper, enough for a single use and used it to measure how big I needed to cut squares from the flannel sheet. Then I started to cut. No measuring or anything. I ended up with more than enough to cover my family of 6 for a day use of the toilet. There is no need for sewing, I didn't want any abrasive corners or folds if you get my drift. The first wash they will fray slightly but no more after that. As you can see by my pictures, I am not the best cutter. As I was cutting, I made sure I had little or none fabric scraps. The only scraps I had were the elastic ends.
I keep a basket on the back of our toilet full of these squares. Then I took a fabric mesh bag (usually used for produce when I shop) and marked a huge red X on it with a sharpie. This way I know which bag is for this particular use and there will be no mix up. I hang it off the toilet paper roll and leave it open. Each time someone uses the bathroom, they simply toss it in the bag. The fabric will dry out in minutes so there is no smell to worry about. Each day I do 2 loads of laundry so I simply close the bag and toss it in our laundry(the whole bag closed). Same goes for the dryer, I toss it in. After the dryer stops, I fold all our clothes and take out the clothes and put them back into the basket. Done!
To encourage my girls, I told them they get to wipe The Little Mermaid or King Triton with their tushies. They giggle each time they go to the bathroom now. lol.
So far all is working well. We have only had to fish out 3 clothes from the toilet so far. lol. My poor 5 yr old twins keep tossing them in the toilet all while I'm saying "Don't throw them iii....". Too late. Once we get past this it should be easy. If you have small children, teach them early. You don't want to have to explain to the plumber why your pipes are clogged up with Little Mermaid Clothe...tee hee