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Discussion in 'General Discussions - USA & Canada' started by EagerForInfo, Apr 16, 2020.

  1. EagerForInfo

    EagerForInfo Silver IL'ite

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    Hello

    How are people in the us managing toilet tisssue in this crisis? In india we wash the toilet bowl but in us thats not possible so we use toilet tissue to sit instead of cleaning it a million times. Ok we can manage I guess cause we can take a shower but how about on those days?

    Running out of paper already so feeling nervous.
     
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    There’s plenty of TP available in the stores. Amazon also has it every now and then, but you have to act quickly the minute you see it.
     
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    Caughtinbetween Gold IL'ite

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    directly from the costco website you can buy it as well ..just that its only available for a few mins couple of times a day and for select zip codes with two day delivery only .
     
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    Sunshine04 Platinum IL'ite

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    You can buy wipes. Those are flushable.
    They are available in Amazon
     
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    Even the wipes labeled as flushable can cause problems with plumbing systems. Use with caution.
     
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    Rihana Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    When you say "we use toilet tissue to sit" I guess you mean that you lay the toilet paper on the toilet seat as shown here. If this is correct, then you can do two things instead of wasting toilet paper on the toilet seat:

    1. https://www.amazon.com/Discreet-DS-1000-Half-Fold-Toilet-Covers/dp/B00C9SN562
    Get the paper toilet seat covers. You can look for less expensive. I just pasted the first link from amazon. These are not disposable.
    2. You can keep a bottle of 409 or other cleaner nearby. Spray it a few times each day and use terry or cotton towels to wipe down the seat. Put the dirty towel in a paper bag or basket and launder them once a week or so. So much cleaning might make the skin of your hands very rough, so you may want to use thin food gloves.

    And, like MalStrom said above, disposable wipes are not safe to flush. The few times we used those, I bought cheap brown lunch paper bags, and after each use, put the wipe in a paper bag before throwing into the waste bin.

    For the long term, you may want to look into installing a bidet for the toilet. It is very helpful for people who are extra particular about cleanliness and think deeply about it (nothing wrong with it.) The bidet can be installed in a rental apartment also and removed when leaving. Look for hand-held bidet. In a hand-held bidet, nothing gets attached to the wall behind the toilet, and nothing gets fixed under the toilet seat. Usually Home Depot has a better selection than amazon. Here are two links from these places:
    https://www.amazon.com/Sprayer-Bathroom-Portable-Stainless-Personal/dp/B074W7XLVM/
    Brondell CleanSpa Hand Held Bidet in Silver-CS-30 - The Home Depot
    If you live in a cold weather place, then, during the winter months, it might not be so comfortable to use the bidet.
     
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    I heard in US many people(american) are installing bidet for same reasons. I did not know we have that option or its easy so I am thinking same.
     
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    We have been using handheld bidet toilet sprayer in our bathrooms for a long time. It's easy to install and available in amazon.com. Also keep the water shutoff valve connected to it in its closed position , if not in use, to prevent any water leakage.

    Tissue papers are available in local store . Costco or one can order online.
     
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    Which bidet sprayer are you using?I am planning to buy one.
     

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