Posted on March 10, 2009 by
The other day when I talked about my disappointment with the change in Seventh Generation toilet paper, Mrs. Money commented saying:
“Have you ever thought about trying family cloth? I absolutely love it. The flannel feels so great!”
“Family cloth” refers to using squares of cotton or cotton flannel in place of toilet paper. You can buy pre-made, hemmed clothes, make your own, or just use old clothes cut into squares. The cloths are collected in a bucket or bag after use, laundered and reused.
Many families who already use cloth diapers feel it’s no big deal to add these toilet rags to the mix. But, the opposing side has concerns about how sanitary this practice is and/or doesn’t like the idea of keeping a bag or bucket of used rags in the bathroom until wash day.
For me, this is where I draw the line. I’ll stick to recycled content TP. What do you think?