21 TOILET PAPER ALTERNATIVES FOR WHEN THE TP IS GONE

In these uncertain times, people will bulk panic buy anything, especially toilet paper. But what if you're not one of those people stocking up? What do you do when the TP runs out? Luckily, we can take lessons from our ancestors.

They had many toilet paper alternatives available, including corncobs and wood shavings. These 21 toilet paper alternatives will keep you clean when the real stuff runs out.

WHAT CAN I USE INSTEAD OF TOILET PAPER?

You will be surprised at how many toilet paper alternatives you can find around the house. These 21 toilet paper alternatives will keep you clean when you don’t have access to the real stuff.

1) MAPLE LEAVES

This Canadian symbol has many practical uses, including as a toilet paper alternative. The wide, thick leaves of the Maple tree can be found in most places in the northern United States and Canada.

2) BIRCH BARK

Another plentiful part of a tree, birch bark is a soft thin paper-like substance that can be peeled off of any birch tree.

3) SNOW

If you live in one of the unlucky areas (like us) that still have snow at this time of year, use snow as an alternative. I swear it’s not as cold as you might think!

4) SPONGES

The ancient Romans used sea sponges on the end of sticks to clean themselves. Why not use repurpose some of your sponges the same way?

5) CORNCOBS

This will be more relevant during harvest season, but using corncobs isn’t as crazy as it sounds. Colonial Americans used corncobs to clean themselves, and many still preferred corncobs even after toilet paper was invented.

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