November 11, 2007 at 9:12 pm #317608ChezzaParticipant
Chris you are a wicked, wicked boy and we all love ya for it!! :rol:
Suz, this has been a most interesting thread!! I’m not sure about implementing it here, having three boys who all are supposed to pee on the passionfruit vines, it is just us girls to worry about….Mind you we still go through an awful amount of TP…… We’ll see!November 12, 2007 at 12:19 am #317609
I’d love to hear the success (or otherwise) stories of those who are going to try cloth! Keep us posted!November 12, 2007 at 1:02 am #317610
:clap: Good on you Suz. I’ve been wanting to bring this subject up for a while but wasn’t sure how it would be greeted. :confused:
I stopped using TP 2 or 3 months ago and I’m not going back. 😀 I had some cloth nappies I had for emergencies when my granddaughter was visiting and I cut them into squares, folded them over and zig zagged around the cut sides. Later I made more from a piece of flanellette.
To store the fresh wipes I made a cotton drawstring bag that hangs over the toilet roll holder and I use an enamel, lidded container to collect the used wipes.
It takes me fifteen minutes twice a week to handwash, double rinse and peg the cloths out. To the second rinse I add some of the vinegar and tea tree oil mix that I use in the rest of the washing and I dry them in the sun.
My husband wouldn’t have anything to do with this thank goodness because I won’t be washing his wipes !!! but he has co-operated in saving urine in a small lidded bucket to use around the fruit trees because I was so sick of the smell of stale urine in the toilet. No more mellow yellow, hooooray. 😀November 12, 2007 at 4:17 am #317611gleanertMember
I love the response to this forumNovember 12, 2007 at 8:18 am #317612redhen2Member
but he has co-operated in saving urine in a small lidded bucket to use around the fruit trees because I was so sick of the smell of stale urine in the toilet. No more mellow yellow, hooooray. 😀
wow. you’ve trained your husband to wee in a bucket. that’s fantastic. i might give that a shot here. :clap::clap:November 12, 2007 at 11:29 am #317613
Polly, redhen, I was thinking of that too – my 3yo already takes any opportunity he can to wee outside, so a bucket probably is no biggie for him. DH may resign himself to it….:DNovember 12, 2007 at 7:20 pm #317614
Redhen & Suz once I pointed out that there’d be no smell of stale wee any longer DH was happy to wee in a bucket. A little different to the reaction when I suggested he might like to use cloth wipes and then hand wash them. :lol::lol::lol:November 13, 2007 at 4:24 am #317615Kookaburra DreamingMember
i have a ‘porta potty’ outside under the trees (for wees only).
growing close by is a large GERANIUM bush. the leaves make perfect wipes and go straight in the compost bin.November 13, 2007 at 12:16 pm #317616
That sounds nice, Kookaburra Dreaming, but I think I will spare the neighbours that one – we are in the suburbs after all! 😆 Very handy to know geraniums make good wipes, though!
I’ve found a lidded bucket, but it will have to be inside the house.November 13, 2007 at 8:17 pm #317617
I have a lovely peppermint geranium with very large velvety (is that a word?) leaves which I’m sure would make a lovely soft wipe but like Suz I have to think of the neighbours. 😀 We only have a few strands of wire and some callistemons between us :shy:
My husband is horrified that we talk about such things as toilet habits here, especially when it’s about his. 😆November 13, 2007 at 9:21 pm #317618kathyMember
remember lindas loofahs cut into slices and soaked in tea tree oil,apparently very compost loo friendlyNovember 26, 2007 at 4:09 am #317619baringaparkMember
I have given this a go! However, I pee so much that my
, as someone so aptly called them, ran out after just a day. :p
How many wipes does one need???? I would have to wash them on a daily basis to keep up. This requires more thought, but I do like the idea, even though I automatically threw several into the toilet bowl and had to fish them out…eeewwwww yuuuuuukkkkkk. :rip:November 26, 2007 at 4:50 am #317620KirstyMember
😆November 26, 2007 at 6:24 am #317621
I did that too Elizabeth:lol: I’ve got 25, but it isn’t quite enough if there is a rainy day and they take a bit longer to dry, also, I am not home all day everyday. I would like to make 25 more to be really on top of it. Making the 25 took about 1.5 hours with cutting and sewing.
BTW, DH was helping hang out washing and he called them ‘fanny wipes’ too. Guess it could be worse….November 26, 2007 at 6:35 am #317622
Done that too. 😆 At least with the the “mellow yellow” rule there is less chance of them being flushed. DH nearly fainted when he saw me reach into the bowl to fish one out. 😆
That’s another reason why I prefer to use a bucket although I think I’ll try the ice cream container suggested in another thread. Sorry I can’t remember who came up with that idea.
I’ve got about the same number as Suz. I started out with about 24 wipes and then roughly doubled it. They’re washed twice a week and so far I’ve not run out. :tup:
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