Toilet Humor

10 Responses

  1. Cyndee says:

    Don’t tell anyone, but I use a liner in my waste basket AND I only flush the dirtest paper (if you get my drift.) We use a septic tank for waste disposal and I learned this tip from co-workers when we bought our house. The less you flush means the less often a tank has to be pumped and that saves a ton of money! For anyone nervous about the yuck factor or smell, I’m here to tell you that it’s not as bad as it might sound and don’t knock it until you try it!

  2. Linda says:

    That is a great idea, one I will start using tomorrow. I don’t flush ANY paper because of a sewer line that is 80-90 years old and has problems cause by a repair. If it clogs up, I am out $1500 for a new line. So sorry, not in my budget, EVER! Then, I would probably lose an ancient tree in the process. With a plastic bag you can just tie it up and get a new one if the grossness bothers you. Love your blog. Oh, that idea is not anywhere near stingy. It is practical, frugal, and gives the stray plastic bag one more use before the landfill.

  3. This is a pretty clever idea. I like it!

  4. Alli says:

    Gotta be honest, the “granola” side of me (which is not an insignificant part) has a serious problem with using non-biodegradeable/recycleble plastic bags just for the convenience of not cleaning a bathroom trash can. We grew up not using a liner, it was emptied once a week and was cleaned out with hot water and cleaner when needed. I understand the reasoning, but its the thought process like this that makes us rationalize using the “convenience” of plastics that are strangling our environment. I’m sure with your creative mind, you can come up with another frugal AND green solution to this!

  5. Great idea Kayla….Being I am one of the seven using that bathroom, I know what a pain that garbage can can be. I bet the a manufacturer would love to market the idea!

  6. Kypress says:

    You know, I’m going to have to use this idea! Maybe if the trash was right up by the tp, someone besides ME will change it! There are three other adults (I’m the youngest at 22; married and then have roommates) in this house. We have two more that frequent and stay the night multiple days in a row.

  7. jony says:

    Alli what was your bathroom garbage can made out of? and what “cleaner” did you use?
    Just Wondering.

  8. Kypress says:

    Jony, I noticed that Alli’s not been back to respond. I wanted to take the effort to add that Shaklee is a completely Green company and has NO carbon footprint–which is a feat especially with how long they’ve been around. My mother-in-law used their cleaning products (mainly Basic H–safe enough to also use for body wash, I think my mother-in-law’s mother uses it for toothpaste too, cleans the oven and stove). Definitely worth looking into. I like their products, but I’m not a fan of pyramid schemes. But the company has been around for DECADES now.

  9. Haylee says:

    To everyone concerned about clogging old pipes with flushed paper, why don’t you go green instead of just throwing it all in the trash? Keep some cloth “wipes” near the toilet and a bucket with water and whatever cleaning solution you prefer. Toss the used clothes into the bucket and every few days empty it out, wash them, hang them to dry, and replace them into the clean pile. Personally, I would still use paper for #2 (if you know what I mean) because I believe there are SOME things I should be allowed to have the luxury of living in this century. But I have no qualms about using the cloths for #1 and there’s no clogged plumbing or trees being cut down. If you’re worried about smell just get a closed container to keep the used ones in. There’s tons of info out there about how to do it cleanly.

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