Reader’s Story: How to save cash on bathroom paper

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Cash saving hack. Following on from final week’s reader’s story from Lisette, this week we’d prefer to introduce you to Helen from Dorset who has an ingenious means of saving cash on bathroom paper…

Cash Saving Hack: The best way to use outdated garments as bathroom paper

Okay so this might not be for every little thing however we expect that Helen’s concept is unquestionably price sharing.

After Helen retired and was spending extra time at house, she was actually shocked by how a lot she was spending on bathroom paper. Conventional bathroom paper is – for apparent causes! – a single use merchandise and with the price of dwelling disaster it’s getting increasingly more costly.

Helen determined to see if this was one of many areas in her home the place she may lower your expenses by discovering a reusable resolution.

” I reduce up a pair of outdated jersey cotton pyjamas (outdated t-shirts would do exactly as properly, however I might counsel conserving to gentle colors) into bathroom paper sized items. Hemmed them on the zig-zag setting on the stitching machine to cease fraying. I roll them up and put them in a pot on the bathroom.”

a neat stack of Helen's toilet paper.

a neat stack of Helen’s “bathroom paper”.


As Helen factors out, this reusable bathroom paper will not be acceptable for each operate (!) however higher than bathroom paper at drying that crucial space!  Helen pops the used squares right into a small flip bin and provides these to her weekly washing load in a washing bag.

Helen provides, “I first tried chopping up an outdated towel, however I discovered that the fabric was very thick and took so much a of drying.  I’m undecided how the prices of shopping for bathroom paper, evaluate with including an extra merchandise of clothes to your weekly wash, however I’ve been doing this for years now, and halved my use of bathroom paper.”

Thanks Helen. We predict this can be a nice concept. In keeping with Statista, the common British family spends a median of 85p per week per particular person on bathroom paper. So based on Helen, she is saving over 40p per week and over £22 per yr simply by being creative and frugal.

Speaking of being creative and frugal, Helen has one other two high suggestions.

  1. Fill a thermos with heat water within the morning to make use of in the course of the day to scrub your fingers. That is specific helpful for anybody with a combi boiler which has to fireplace each time you need scorching water.
  2. Use cardboard as a substitute of store purchased insoles in your sneakers! Not solely will this prevent cash, it’s higher for the surroundings too.

If you happen to even have an attention-grabbing means you’ve got made or saved some cash lately then click on right here to learn how to ship us your story and earn £25 to your personal “Reader’s Story”.


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