Coronavirus panic-buying no issue for Victorian family toilet paper-free for five years – ABC News

Comment by tonytran2015: I think that this article sends people to the wrong direction. It is more hygenic to use a small shower head to wash off (

Meg Ulman and Patrick Jones, from Daylesford, now use a squat composting toilet and ‘family cloths’ -reusable wipes made from flannel.

They made the change when they realised the popular toilet paper delivery service they used manufactured their rolls in China.

The flannel is from a local op shop and has been going strong for five years.

After each wipe, the cloth is put into a bucket beside the toilet — with optional eucalyptus oil — and every five days to a week, the family cloth takes a spin in a front loader washing machine at maximum heat.

After being washed, the family cloth is dried on an outdoors clothes horse.

It is just one in a series of changes the couple has made over the course of a decade, including giving up shopping at supermarkets, giving up
their car, and turning off the gas at home in favour of a wood heater.

Ms Ulman advises families thinking about taking the plunge to family cloths to take it one step at a time to make each new habit stick.

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