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March 27th, 2013, 07:31 AM
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Anyone else use these? I bought some to get started and I want to use more. I like them a lot more than paper towels.

Would you try family cloth (cloth toilet paper)?
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March 27th, 2013, 07:56 AM
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I use flour sack towels and sometimes regular kitchen towels and sometimes flat diapers in lieu of paper towels. We have paper towels around for jobs like soaking up bacon grease but a 2-pack of cheap flimsy ones lasts us over 6 months. I just have a stack of flour sack towels and grab one off the top. I love flour sacks for cleaning I often use one on M after meals, wet a corner of it and get her hands and face, then wipe her tray and whatever mess she made on the table, chair, and floor. For bathroom and potty accidents I tend to grab a flat since that stack is usually closer.

I use family cloth on myself when on my cycle and will use it postpartum for sure. It is sooooooooo much softer and more comfortable than TP. But I can't imagine going entirely without TP. Sometimes the first wipe or two on a #2 gets a lot of poop :/ plus you need it for guests IMO. If I was more hardcore I'd have FC for all my pee wiping too but I don't have that many wipes and we don't have much space for a permanent dirty FC pail in our tiny bathroom. On my cycle I have my mama cloth pail under the sink so I just use that.
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March 27th, 2013, 08:03 AM
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I like the idea of keeping TP on hand for guests, then using family cloth for your family (along with a bidet, so basically you are just "drying" yourself.
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March 27th, 2013, 10:29 AM
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I really like the idea of cloth paper towels, especially with how quickly Dh goes through them. I don't think I'm crunchy enough for family TP though I could see it for personal use.
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March 27th, 2013, 11:11 AM
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We try not to use paper towels often, but I don't think I could give up my Charmin.
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March 27th, 2013, 12:42 PM
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We do both. Not exclusively.

For unpaper towels, we have a whole stack of white rags that we bought at SAMs club years ago. They are fantastic. I use them to clean, wipe kids, wipe counters, etc. I do keep paper ones on the holder (it's mounted and would look silly without a roll). But I use them like Sara, for bacon or greasy foods. I can't remember how long the roll has been there now. At least since before Christmas (it's got holiday designs).

I use family cloth for #1 only. DH doesn't at all. I keep regular TP in both bathrooms, but I use my baby washcloths. I'll do it for postpartum too. But not poo. I am not into rinsing whatever is there afterward. Lol.
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March 27th, 2013, 03:03 PM
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I want to start using cloth instead of paper towels, but I'm unsure about the toilet paper. The idea of it doesn't appeal to me, but then again, I used to feel that way about cloth diapers. I'm sure eventually I'll change my mind.
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April 2nd, 2013, 05:10 AM
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We use cloth napkins and unpaper towels. Takes us forever to go through a roll of disposable paper towels. Been doing this for years now.
I'll do CDs, mama cloth, etc but I will not do family cloth. That's my line. LOL
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