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Toilet Paper and the many other optional uses

On a roll

Seems like such an ordinary tool... yet with so many uses, why can't we get a little more fluff from our Ultra Soft!

Seems like such an ordinary tool... yet with so many uses, why can't we get a little more fluff from our Ultra Soft!

We are all very familiar with toilet paper and it's uses in the bathroom. After all, everybody has it and everybody uses it. It is a fact of life, and frankly, it really helps clean up life's little messes (or big messes!)

However, are you aware of the many other uses of toilet paper?

Yes, you heard that right. There are many other uses for toilet paper other than just wiping your... behind! All you have to do is get a little creative and the creativity doesn't have to happen in the bathroom!

Toilet Paper... the obvious extra uses

There are some obvious uses for toilet paper. I know what you are thinking... BUT what could they really be other than what it was intended for.

1. Wiping your nose - Yes - how many times have you been out of Kleenex only to realize that your nose is running for the hills. Well, no need to catch, however, it is appropriate to probably wipe it.

When my family buys Kleenex it is usually because someone is sick and really needs it. However, it doesn't make a regular appearance on our shopping list. That is because my kids like to play with it and waste it if it is just sitting on the coffee table. Therefore, it is better to save the money and just grab a few squares of toilet paper... it works just fine and is better than using your sleeve!

2. Bug cleanup! - I am not a fan of bugs. However, I am not about to squash them on my floor and leave their remains. For this reason, toilet paper comes in really handy. After all, you don't want to use your kitchen sponge to wipe up the mess (or a washcloth!) You want something disposable and preferably cheap. So grab that toilet paper and get to wiping up those bug guts!

3. As a Seat Cover - Need to take a seat and the only option is.... ewwwww... well now there are no worries. Use the toilet paper to cover the nasty mess. Actually, this should be done whenever you are using a public bathroom. After all, you don't know what was there before you. And if the toilet covers are missing in action, toilet paper is your next best option!

Oh scary....

Short on time but need a costume? No need to worry... this costume is quick and easy and fairly cheap!

Short on time but need a costume? No need to worry... this costume is quick and easy and fairly cheap!

The Beauty of Toilet Paper

Never thought something like toilet paper could make something so beautiful.

Never thought something like toilet paper could make something so beautiful.

Potty humor

Automatic Flushing Toilets.... public nuissance or world's best invention

It's a Carwash for your Feet!

The Rest Stop

Renting Your Coffee

Exercise your Write to Use The Bathroom

Do You have a Million Dollar Mind

History Of Toilet Paper And The Many Uses of The Toilet Paper Roll

Epi's Happy Ending

Toilet Paper - The Not So Obvious Uses

1. As a Costume - You might be wondering what toilet paper could do to actually be considered a costume, but when it comes to costumes, it might be one of the cheapest and easiest costumes to make. All you need to do is wrap yourself in toilet paper and voila - your a mummy! You just need to get creative... and don't worry... if the toilet paper starts to break just head to your nearest bathroom for some replacement parts!

2. As a decoration - Now I am not suggesting that you grab a couple rolls of toilet paper and decorate your house, but if you think back to the high school days and homecoming, I am sure we all remember all the hard decorating done throughout the neighborhood. Not that this is a wise deocarting option, but decorating is what it is! Note: Toilet Papering is not recommended by the author of this hub!

3. To make flowers - Toilet paper can be beautiful. If you don't think so, take a few minutes a fold one for yourself. You can either pass the flower off as a gift to loved one to let them know you are thinking about them or make a bouqet for yourself. These little paper flowers are easy enough to make, anybody can do it. There are several different techniques that you can use, just be sure to have fun and try them all! Who knows what you may find when it comes to the different toilet paper crafts!

Who would have ever thought...

From the original intention of wiping your..... to making some beautiful flowers, toilet paper can be used for many different reasons. Whether it is for practical purposes or for nothing even close to practical, remember to look at things a little differently. You never know what you may come up with.

So, do you have any fun uses for toilet paper?

Toilet Paper Wedding Dresses!

Comments

Chris Mills from Traverse City, MI on July 31, 2013:

I've been doing a lot of backpacking and camping. found that tp is a good fire starter. This is a fun article. Up, funny and useful.

Lynsey Hart from Lanarkshire on April 04, 2013:

To be fair, scotland is hardly warm enough for bikini tops at the best of times, but as long as you don't hang out with complete moaners, then you shouldn't particularly offend anyone by throwing a ball of soggy paper at them... it would also generally not get into their hair because you don't throw missiles at peoples faces....

As for messy, mess can be cleared up! :) When i was young, me and my brother used to throw them onto the ceiling... they would stick while wet, and then when they dried out, would usually fall off. Was quite funny above someones bed... they would get scared when they came under attack from an unknown source :P

George Greene Jr. from California PA on April 03, 2013:

my comment meant to say to cool you off in the summer! but then again getting those wet things out your hair or the ones in your bikini top might be messy or embarrassing!

Stacy Harris (author) from Hemet, Ca on April 02, 2013:

@sparkleyfinger - I bet that is pretty messy too... hope you don't get into too many soggy ball fights anytime soon! :)

@George - I am sure I will never miss the cooler temps that much to resort to frozen stuck paper! ha ha ha

George Greene Jr. from California PA on March 22, 2013:

I bet a lot more messier too! all that frozen stuck paper on a wool coat! or in your tassle cap!. But I bet it works great in the summer when one misses the cooler temps!

Lynsey Hart from Lanarkshire on March 21, 2013:

I love using TP to make "soggy balls"- a lovely alternative to snowballs.... soak a wad of paper with water and use it as a missile.... quite fun :)

Stacy Harris (author) from Hemet, Ca on February 04, 2013:

@Dolores Monet - That costume was a game winning move. Glad you enjoyed it! :)

Dolores Monet from East Coast, United States on February 03, 2013:

Ha ha I love the costume! And here I thought the only other use for toilet paper was decorating the neighbor's trees!

Stacy Harris (author) from Hemet, Ca on September 13, 2012:

Sadly I have done the pirate scope, but never the shadow box to watch the eclipse. Maybe I will have to try that next time! :)

George Greene Jr. from California PA on September 12, 2012:

yes the PIRATE SCOPE!! hard to believe , but that hole does actually magnify things in the distance because it focuses the light from the image being looked at. Works on the same principal of the shadow box to watch an eclipse of the sun!

Stacy Harris (author) from Hemet, Ca on September 12, 2012:

@George Greene Jr. - What a fun idea. The tubes are also really good for a pirates scope too. Or I just saw something recently where they used a tube to organize cords. Looks like there is all sorts of unconventional uses for the whole product! :)

George Greene Jr. from California PA on September 08, 2012:

Surprised that nobody mentioned the use of the tubes other than a pet toy! They can be used as well to make little people(with the heads made from the paper).

they can also be used if you can't afford a night at the bowling alley. just get tenn empty rolls and a tennis ball, a box for a pin cage, and somewhere wide and long enough to be your alley. just think no 6 dollars a game and you can bsave on the shoe rental as you can play in your bare feet if you want!

Stacy Harris (author) from Hemet, Ca on May 21, 2012:

@alocsin - That is a great idea... I have a project that I am planning on doing in the near future... but it will have to wait until the kids are done with school. It has been ridiculously busy around here! But I will definitely take that advice! :) Thanks for the suggestion

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on May 21, 2012:

I love the toilet paper crafts. Perhaps you can do a hub devoted just to that, with instructions. Voting this Up and Interesting.

Stacy Harris (author) from Hemet, Ca on May 03, 2012:

@K9keystrokes - And of course... don't forget to take pictures either ;)

India Arnold from Northern, California on May 03, 2012:

Will doo! ;)

Stacy Harris (author) from Hemet, Ca on May 03, 2012:

@K9keystrokes - Thanks so much... that compliment definitely made me blush. I am glad that you enjoyed this and found your costume for halloween next year. Just a word of advice though... Bring an extra roll or some clear tape for any repairs! ;)

India Arnold from Northern, California on May 03, 2012:

Hilarious! Officially one of my favorite hubs. I really appreciated that you show a beautiful side to toilet paper with the flower crafts, but I think I found this years Halloween costume within your piece! ;)

Cheers~

Stacy Harris (author) from Hemet, Ca on May 03, 2012:

@theclevercat - a printed number and bar code... interesting. So did you do some investigating on those numbers. I probably would have taken pictures to. Glad you enjoyed this hub and had a good laugh! :)

Stacy Harris (author) from Hemet, Ca on May 03, 2012:

@CoauthorU - That is awesome and very clever... I hope you got a good grade on that one. If I was a man - I would have invested in your product! :)

Rachel Vega from Massachusetts on May 03, 2012:

HA! Very fun hub. Voted funny and awesome.

Once I had to use the bathroom in the office and looked down to grab some t.p. and discovered a printed number and bar code on the sheet. Once I stopped laughing, I took pictures. True story!

CoauthorU from Inland Northwest, USA on May 03, 2012:

In a college class I had to create an example of a sexist ad. Mine was on toilet paper :-)

TOUGH SH*T

for The Man Who has everything

Holy Crap

So divine… your poop won’t stink…

Stacy Harris (author) from Hemet, Ca on April 30, 2012:

@Vinaya - I had friends that used to make the toilet paper flowers all the time when I was in high school... I got the rose down but that is about it. I have never thought of using it for window panes. Interesting!

Stacy Harris (author) from Hemet, Ca on April 30, 2012:

@What is Q - I must say - your number 2 question makes me think it is kind of like the tree question... If a tree falls in the middle of the woods and no one is around to see it... does it make a sound. So, if bears do a #2 in the woods and no one witnesses... does it really happen. And if it doesn't happen, then do they really need TP. That question goes far beyond my ability to grasp... but I have seen the same commercials and I am wondering if they are on to something. It also makes me wonder if people who live in the woods find their TP supplies dwindling because I have never seen a bear in a store buying TP either.

I love that you use TP to make origami - but I have to admit, I didn't really want the visual that you presented. Especially since I was trying to be grossed out but I can't help but laugh. Then I realized, the funniest things are often TMI.

Thanks for taking the time to tell me that I put in the extra effort. That costume put me out about one round in a game. I dont' think I won the game, but luckily for me, it was my parents TP so I can use mine for more purposeful things like Origami.

I also must add - when you used to eat TP - is that like fiber? I am curious, because I myself have never actually eaten TP.

Vinaya Ghimire from Nepal on April 29, 2012:

Using toilet paper for making flowers looks very interesting. By the way I also use toilet paper to wipe window pane.

Adam from Tennessee on April 29, 2012:

I used to eat toilet paper. I didn't see that on your list of various uses. But I grew out of that and started eating actual paper. I like how you wrapped your face in TP for a photoshoot to add a nice visual to the hub. That's going above and beyond right there. I confess that I do origami. I like to turn my sheets of TP into sailboats before I wipe. But that's TMI isn't it. I need to make myself one of those toilet paper dresses. I can't believe I haven't thought of that before. I wish my hubs were as informative as yours. =( Do bears really use toilet paper? I saw that in a commercial, but it doesn't seem likely. They probably just grab a nearby squirrel or rabbit to clean up. That's if bears actually do #2 in the woods. I'm not sure if they do.

Stacy Harris (author) from Hemet, Ca on April 12, 2012:

@Cyndi10 - I love the wedding dresses out of toilet paper... although I will admit that I probably couldn't come up with something that would really hold up. The Map of Time - I am going to have to check that out. Sounds like a great book. Glad you enjoyed reading this as well! :)

Cynthia B Turner from Georgia on April 12, 2012:

Clever article. Those wedding dresses in the video were awesome. Toilet paper is an absolute necessity. Somebody had to invent it. A book I am reading, The Map of Time, wove the invention of toilet paper into the plot. It was...interesting. Enjoyed reading your article.

Stacy Harris (author) from Hemet, Ca on March 01, 2012:

@cashmere - I wonder if you could waterproof the toilet paper... yet if you waterproof it... would it really be toilet paper anymore. So yes - let's just hope for clear skies... although they say a little rain in the morning is supposed to be good luck! :) In this case... not for the bride! LOL

cashmere from India on February 29, 2012:

Wedding dresses out of toilet paper??? It better not be an outdoor wedding with rain! :)

Stacy Harris (author) from Hemet, Ca on February 29, 2012:

@Just_Rodney - Thanks for the funny story. I never would have guessed making snowballs out of toilet paper. I can only imagine how messy that might have gotten. LOL. Thanks for the good laugh and glad you enjoyed the hub!

Stacy Harris (author) from Hemet, Ca on February 29, 2012:

@SanneL - I can only imagine how relaxing it would be to make the TP flowers... it might even help spark some creativity if you are ever feeling out of ideas. Glad you enjoyed this! :)

Rodney Fagan from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City on February 28, 2012:

As a child, we did not get snow vert often up here in Johannesburg. First time I saw snow was in 1962, I would read about snowball fights in the adventure books. Alas for us, no snow.

A roll of TP aded to small bucket of water, Viola, snoball. Now I lived in a block of flats (Apartments) on the 3rd floor.

Waiting for friends, to come back from school shop or library, send them a snoball.

Many a laugh, had as the game caught on, however boys being boys we carried it a bit further, and as attested by other comments, the padding did not help much.

Thanks for the hub.

SanneL from Sweden on February 28, 2012:

He He He!! This is too funny! Who would have ever thought how many things toilet paper could be used for. If ever my muse decide to disappear for a while, I will definitely take up the art-form of making toilet paper flowers! Lol!

Brilliant hub! Voted up, shared and etc.

Stacy Harris (author) from Hemet, Ca on February 16, 2012:

@thebookmom - Thank you. I am glad you enjoyed it!

Stacy Harris (author) from Hemet, Ca on February 16, 2012:

@Peggy W - That is pretty neat. It is amazing what can be done with a little bit of imagination. The coolest things can be made out of products we never thought possible. Thanks for sharing your story! :)

Stacy Harris (author) from Hemet, Ca on February 16, 2012:

@rebeccamealey - Thanks for stopping by. I had a blast finding all these fun things I could do with toilet paper. I have to admit, the flowers are my favorite! :)

Stacy Harris (author) from Hemet, Ca on February 16, 2012:

@sgbrown - That sounds like a lot of un and glad your daughter enjoyed it. Next year I might have to convince my kids to be a mummy for Halloween. After all, it is friendly on the budget when it comes to Halloween costumes! :)

Stacy Harris (author) from Hemet, Ca on February 16, 2012:

@Nell - What a great story. I guess we can now add scarf as one of the many ways that toilet paper can be used! I am still looking to purchase the TP oragami book. I think it would be a fun craft to do with the kids. Thanks for stopping by! :)

thebookmom from Nebraska on February 12, 2012:

Very funny and very enlightening! GREAT job.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on February 12, 2012:

I actually attended a wedding shower years ago when 2 teams of people tried to create the best looking "wedding dress" using toilet paper. Lots of laughter as I remember and the winning dress was truly amazing! Your hub brought back that memory of a fun time. Thanks! Up votes! :))

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on February 12, 2012:

HA! I love the toilet paper crafts and the wedding dress! Who would have ever thought! Great Hub!

Sheila Brown from Southern Oklahoma on February 11, 2012:

Great hub! When my daughter was about 4, we used toilet paper to make her into a mummy. She loved it, we had to do it several more times for her. I enjoyed this hub, thank you. Voted up and sharing! :)

Nell Rose from England on February 11, 2012:

Hi, this is so funny! and the sad thing is yes, I have used them for all of the above! and I am still trying to catch up with my nose! haha! funny story happened when I was out one evening, it was freezing cold and my friend only had on a small coat, and short skirt, but it was her face that was cold, when we came out of the pub it was snowing so she dived back in the pub and came out with toilet paper wrapped around her face! I was in hysterics, nearly falling over of the pavement, and all she did was look at me and say, well I am cold, and this is a great new accessory! thanks for sharing! nell

Stacy Harris (author) from Hemet, Ca on February 10, 2012:

@Pollyannalana - I have occasionally had a roll of toilet paper in the trunk of my car... but it usually ends up there because I have a cold so I throw it in my car in replace of tissues. Or sometimes I throw it in there on long car trips. After all, you never know when you are going to have to squat in the ditch because there are no rest stops available. But for car cleaning purposes... I am definitely going to have to try that!

Pollyannalana from US on February 09, 2012:

Well you know when you go out you don't wanna carry it in your purse, lol, but I do carry a roll in my car...it lasts forever and is always needed for something! Great for dust on the dash and cleaning the inside glass stuff, with just a smidge of the sanitizer I also carry there. Great useful hub.

Stacy Harris (author) from Hemet, Ca on February 09, 2012:

@missolive - Thanks for stopping by. I actually have two costumes... I might have to add the other one in as well. This one was because we were playing the game Quelf and I needed to find a costume quick. After a couple failed attempts with paper plates... the TP was the only thing that made sense. The other picture I have is of a TP bride... that one is just as good.

Glad you enjoyed this hub and the comment section as well. Those comment sections take on a whole new world of their own!

Marisa Hammond Olivares from Texas on February 09, 2012:

barbergirl28 -LOL! This is funny! Who knew?!

I totally love your costume picture...giggle. Toilet paper flowers could be an interesting hobby.

I'm enjoying the comment thread. You and ThoughtSandwiches are always a treat :)

Stacy Harris (author) from Hemet, Ca on February 06, 2012:

@Turtlewoman - That is a crazy thing... thanks for bringing it up. I added the video in as well so other people could see it too. Although I will admit, I think the 3rd prize winner deserved first place more than the one that actually won. Thanks so much for sharing that with all of us!

Stacy Harris (author) from Hemet, Ca on February 06, 2012:

@Maximizer - I absolutley love your comment and I couldn't agree with you more! :)

Kim Lam from California on February 06, 2012:

Hey Barbergirl28,

I'm not sure why I was drawn to this Hub in the first place...but now I remember. While searching for some wedding dresses online, I came across a contest for wedding dresses made out of TP! Hilarious, but beautiful dresses! Anyway, you can add that to your list lol. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awumcVhZOrg

Maximizer from San Jose, Costa Rica on February 05, 2012:

Wiping your .... has never been so fun! :) Thanks for SHARING!

Stacy Harris (author) from Hemet, Ca on February 03, 2012:

@debbie roberts - It is amazing how cheap entertainment was back then! :) I bet the flowers were absolutley beautiful!

Stacy Harris (author) from Hemet, Ca on February 03, 2012:

@USAFGrunt - I had a friend from highschool that made me one. I thought it was the coolest thing ever. In fact I still have it. Now all I need is to expand on something more than a TP rose and really go crazy!

Debbie Roberts from Greece on February 02, 2012:

I remember me and my sister driving my Mum crazy using roll upon roll of loo rolls to make flowers. A loo roll, a packet of drinking straws and some elastic bands made for hours of fun back then!!...

A fun hub and thanks for sharing!!

USAFGrunt from Riverside, CA on February 01, 2012:

I actually do make little flowers with TP or napkins when I'm bored haha very cool hub! 1UP!

Stacy Harris (author) from Hemet, Ca on February 01, 2012:

@Sharyn - You never know what I will think of next. I need some weird inspiration though... so we will see what happens. And like you... I don't know if I even want to think about what it was like before TP although I did here in the early stages it wasn't nearly as good as it is now... leaving splinters in the most delicate of places ;)

Sharon Smith from Northeast Ohio USA on January 30, 2012:

Wow BBG, what will you think of next, ha. I'm sitting here thinking, hmmmm, what was it like before TP was invented. Ewwww!

Stacy Harris (author) from Hemet, Ca on January 30, 2012:

@KDee411 - I am not really sure how the toilet papering really works from the jock perspective... when we toilet papered it was just whatever area we were in. I don't think we specifically targeted anyone unless it was a friend that couldn't go out with us to do it ;) Thanks for stopping by and I am glad you enjoyed this fun hub!

Stacy Harris (author) from Hemet, Ca on January 30, 2012:

@bizwin - Once I started delving into it... I was truly amazed at how many things it could be used for... and then in the comments... there is even more little suggestions. Glad you enjoyed it... Thanks for stopping by!

KDee411 from Bay Area, California on January 29, 2012:

Fun hub Barb, Do they still TP the Rival Coaches houses?

The Puff with lotion doesn't work for cleaning glasses,but TP works great.

Kay

Christabel Evans from England, UK on January 29, 2012:

Great hubs. Nice to know that there are other uses of this essential commodity. Well presented. Thanks for sharing. Voted up!

Stacy Harris (author) from Hemet, Ca on January 27, 2012:

@Myth - I am cheap and because I don't often buy napkins or kleenex... it seems toilet paper is the next best option... ha ha. I do have paper towels though and sometimes I do use those instead! And the picture - that is from when we were home playing Quelf. See.. it makes a great use for costumes. Well, at least that was the challenge! LOL

Stacy Harris (author) from Hemet, Ca on January 27, 2012:

@Thelma - Ahhh... I couldn't imagine that either. I knew France was good for that and I guess some households have come to see it is luxury. Personally, I prefer a dry bum... lol

Stacy Harris (author) from Hemet, Ca on January 27, 2012:

@Cred - I have to say... I like these off the wall topics... do you rememeber Drive-by Puking... usually not a topic that a person would probably put on the high list of priorities to right about. then there is me... I think it is funny. LoL Glad you enjoyed this. It was definitely a fun write-up that got me out of the old groove of fitness and nutrition! :)

mythicalstorm273 on January 27, 2012:

Hehe... this was too funny. I loved the picture ;-) mommy, you're a mummy! Anyway, very entertaining and interesting. Still I don't use toilet paper for much... I prefer to use kleenex and napkins when cleaning up messes, bugs, or noses! lol. Still great hub :-)

Thelma Alberts from Germany on January 27, 2012:

Some of the Filipinos use water to clean their behind. I can't imagine doing it. Have a great day!

Credence2 from Florida (Space Coast) on January 26, 2012:

Well, BBG, I have to leave it up to you to come up with an article that talks about the 'unmentionable'. I certainly appreciate its totally expendible quality, making it perfect for all those clean up jobs that you would not use any reusable wipe for.... Thanks Cred2

Stacy Harris (author) from Hemet, Ca on January 26, 2012:

@Thelma - I can't imagine life without it. I even heard the earlier inventions were less than desirable... leaving splinters in your behind. I can't imagine that being too comfortable. What do they use TP for in the Phillippines? It is always interesting to know what they do elsewhere!

Stacy Harris (author) from Hemet, Ca on January 26, 2012:

@Thomas - I don't know why but I suddenly have this vision in my head of you sitting by your computer surrounded by Puffs (with lotion) filled with bug corpses laughing your head off while drinking a dew and writing. Don't ask! LOL But I do want to point out... TP is just as handy for letting the bug corpses lounge around as fair warning... maybe you can even get creative and make TP roses for the bug corpses... you know... like flowers for the funeral! LOL

And yes toilet papering should only be used in extreme conditions... like utmost hatred for a particular person! LOL

Thelma Alberts from Germany on January 26, 2012:

Very well done barbergirl28! Well, not everybody use toilet paper for their...behind, as I have noticed it here in the Philippines. Toilet paper is really a great invention for us. Can you imagine what the people used before this invention? Yep, thanks to toilet paper and the one who invented it;-)))Voted up!

ThoughtSandwiches from Reno, Nevada on January 25, 2012:

OK...let's get into this...

I am riding your train on "nose blowing" value...BUT...once things get real...i am headed to the store for Puff's (with lotion).

I actually like to keep my 'bug corpses' out in plain view as a warning to OTHER bugs. That's just me...

Many arts and craft ideas that I had not thought of but...like you...I do not advocate toilet papering! Unless they REALLY deserve it...or I don't like them.

Thanks,

Thomas

Stacy Harris (author) from Hemet, Ca on January 25, 2012:

@Ardie - Oh my that is such a great idea and I am glad something off the wall and silly was able to do that. Now just think... get a few dixie cups and that could be homemade vases for their paper flowers. It might even make a cool valentine's day gift for them to give to their parents. Ahhh... I hope it works well and I am sure they will have a blast doing it. Please let me know how it turns out with a room full of kids! :) My daughters want to try to make these as well! It is going to be on my list of rainy day activities!

Sondra from Neverland on January 25, 2012:

I giggled like a dumb kid the whole way through this UNTIL I saw the TP flowers. Now I have a wonderful and fun craft for the next Girl Scout meeting. Can you imagine how much fun the girls will have making those?! And then to take them home ahahahah Great Hub BG :) Voted all over the place and then Up!

Stacy Harris (author) from Hemet, Ca on January 25, 2012:

@Fiddleman - Ouch - I can't imagine using the Sears Roebuck catalog. That was made out of some pretty thick paper and couldn't be at all comfortable. I bet a week of going back to that and week old newspapers would really make people stop taking the stuff for granted. Although I will admit, if the newspaper was in there for use - I might actually get more of it read! :)

Stacy Harris (author) from Hemet, Ca on January 25, 2012:

@Epi - We sure do make a good team... and I appreciate you surrendering the last 3ply roll to me. I think you from the bottom of my ... ahem... bum! LOL

Fiddleman on January 25, 2012:

Good one barbergirl28, sure beats the Sears Roebuck catalog we had in the out house and the week old newspapers when I was a kid. Enjoyed this and remember seeing toilet paper on my dad's face after nicking himself while shaving. Thank the Lord above for the nice bathroom tissues most of us take for granted. We go through lots of it at our house.

Stacy Harris (author) from Hemet, Ca on January 25, 2012:

@Real - I am so not deleting this comment... unless it is of course your water boobie that was floating around the bar floor getting kicked! ;) That is just too funny of a story to not share! LOL

I never had to worry about stuffing either. However on one bored day I did stuff one with koosh balls just to see how it looked (on a male friend of course) I wanted to see if it was more natural looking the TP. Ha ha!

Stacy Harris (author) from Hemet, Ca on January 25, 2012:

@Sweetiepie - I to prefer TP over any kind of facial tissue... although for convenience reasons... If I am sick I will sometimes pick up a box.. or I will leave a roll sitting next to me.

Luckily though, I have never watched that show on TLC. That is just a tad disturbing. But then again, they used to get by with nondisposable diapers too. I can't imagine how they do it... I would be gagging. But on the other hand... it would be a pretty shitty chore to wash the families supply of homemade TP. Good for a punishment... lol... still gaggin a little!

Stacy Harris (author) from Hemet, Ca on January 25, 2012:

@kevin - I never thought of it for cleaning purpuses but I guess it would work well. And if you are really good (and have a small bathroom) you could probably clean while your doing your business. Just make sure the cleaners are withing grasp! :) And if you can't do that... folding it in flowers while waiting can give your bathroom some good decorations for the person after you to enjoy! :)

Stacy Harris (author) from Hemet, Ca on January 25, 2012:

@suzzycue - That is another great idea. I didn't think about it but you are absolutely right... after my husband shaves, if he knicks himself he is covered with toilet paper. Thanks for adding that! :)

Stacy Harris (author) from Hemet, Ca on January 25, 2012:

@b.malin - I am glad that I covered it all... and whatever I didn't cover... the comments took care of! Thanks for stopping by - glad I could put a smile on your face! :)

epigramman on January 24, 2012:

.......lol lol lol ...well you and I make an incredible hub team - and I will always surrender that last roll of 3ply to you - lol lol - sending warm wishes your way and thank you for the link - you see great minds do think alike ...... lake erie time ontario canada 5:39pm

Stacy Harris (author) from Hemet, Ca on January 24, 2012:

@Eiddwen- Glad you were able to catch this on Epi's facebook page. Glad you enjoyed it. I hope you caught Epi's Happy Ending as well. That was too funny!

Stacy Harris (author) from Hemet, Ca on January 24, 2012:

@Epi - I had to run straight over and check it out... and I laughed and laughed and laughed.. it was outstanding. So naturally, I had to link it here. I am glad you found my off the wall humor to your liking, but I am excited that you also found inspiration in here as well. Off to share your wonderful hub!

Stacy Harris (author) from Hemet, Ca on January 24, 2012:

@Kathleen - It truly is amazing the stuff people (like me) can come up with! Glad you enjoyed this.

Stacy Harris (author) from Hemet, Ca on January 24, 2012:

@dipless - Glad I could bring a smile to your face. Thanks for stopping by and reading! :)

Stacy Harris (author) from Hemet, Ca on January 24, 2012:

@nityanandagaurang - Thanks for stopping by and commenting. It is amazing how many uses toilet paper has. Glad you enjoyed this little write-up

Stacy Harris (author) from Hemet, Ca on January 24, 2012:

@Jackie - Ironically I too prefer toilet paper for a runny nose. The only time I get the kleenex is when i have a bad cold and I want it infused with vicks or something. It is funny that something so many people take for granted really has so many other options! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Stacy Harris (author) from Hemet, Ca on January 24, 2012:

@glinnmgraw - It is definately beneficial to our everyday lives... glad you enjoyed it! :)

Kelly Umphenour from St. Louis, MO on January 23, 2012:

Oh my gosh - I actually laughed so hard when I read your comment:) lol lol I had forgotten how the girls used it as padding - I never did I was positive it would fall out at some point:) haha

My little sister was out with her friends at a nightclub not long ago - and some poor girl lost one of her little water boobies:) Erin said everyone was kicking it around the bar - looking for the chick with one boob:) hahahaha you can delete this if ya wanna:) hahahaha!

Stacy Harris (author) from Hemet, Ca on January 23, 2012:

@alocosin - I think more people should think of this as one of their favorite inventions. Can you only imagine where we would be if it wasn't around. I can't imagine keeping a supply of leaves in the bathroom.... and leaves just wouldn't make good mummy costumes either! :)

SweetiePie from Southern California, USA on January 23, 2012:

My sister complains of my cheapo ways, but honestly, I have always preferred toilet paper for facial tissue. It is softer, and costs less than buying boxes of Kleenex. So I can have a box of Kleenex out for her and guests, but I prefer to save money with toilet paper.

On a humorous note, I was glad this hub was not about making your own family cloth. There is a new show on TLC where this lady makes cloth toilet paper, which she has been washing and reusing for five years. Can we say yuck!

Kevin Howell from Maysville KY on January 23, 2012:

We don't buy kleenex either. I even use tp to clean the bathroom. You have to wipe fast before the it dissolves in the cleaner. I guess folding the tp into flowers would be a time killer while sitting there, although I do like to read. Thanks for sharing!

Susan Britton from Ontario, Canada on January 23, 2012:

If you are out of bandages toilet paper wrapped around a wound will clot blood my grandfather always carried a roll in his car for this purpose. Great hub.

b. Malin on January 23, 2012:

Well Barbergirl, I think (pardon the pun) you've Covered it all so well...Such a Funny, and Clever Hub, certainly put a Smile on my Face!

Eiddwen from Wales on January 23, 2012:

A great hub and thanks to epi for linking it back to his facebook page.

An up up and away here for sure.

Take care and enjoy your day.

Eddy.

epigramman on January 23, 2012:

..actually this is the hub (subject) which influenced me to write Epi's happy ending - the other day - and will be posted on my Facebook page with a direct link back here because you are being so creative here (which is a wonderful trademark of yours and of course that fabulous sense of humor too) ....sending you warm wishes and a happy new year with health, happiness and prosperity for you and your family in 2012.

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Kathleen Kerswig on January 23, 2012:

Very entertaining hub. I never realized just how many different uses there are for toilet paper. Great job! Thanks.

dipless from Manchester on January 23, 2012:

This made me smile, thank you for sharing your toilet paper ideas :p

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