A MUM who’s doing her best to promote a low-waste lifestyle for herself and her kids has explained how she uses “Family Cloth” instead of toilet paper.
In a recent video on her TikTok page, Ali shared what it’s like when her family come to visit, with one person commenting on the clip: “At least you had toilet paper and not family cloth.”
“The family cloth and bidet setup is in the upstairs bathroom,” Ali replied.
“I cannot tell a lie.”
“What the f**k is a family cloth?” someone else asked.
And Ali responded in another TikTok video, as she explained: “I don’t know who came up with the term family cloth but it is an unfortunate name for cloth toilet paper.
“Let me show you the setup in my home to hopefully help remove some of the ick factor.
“This is the toilet in our upstairs bathroom, primarily used by my husband and I.
“This is a basket of clean wipes – mostly flannel cut from old Christmas pyjamas.
“When I use the bathroom, I let the bidet do all the heavy lifting, pat dry with a clean wipe and then put the used wipe in this bin, which will eventually go into the laundry.
“No wipe is ever used for multiple bathroom sessions without being laundered – that would be disgusting.”
And while Ali loves using family cloth because it’s “sturdier and softer on my bum”, her husband isn’t a fan, so they also have normal toilet paper in the bathroom.
“The ick factor wasn’t removed for me,” one person commented on the video.
“When I heard family cloth. I was very scared y’all were sharing like a single rag hanging on a hook by the toilet,” another admitted.
As someone else agreed, writing: “‘Family cloth’ def makes it sound like one rag the whole household shares.”
“You couldn’t pay me to do this,” a third said.
“What is the point is it to save money, the environment? honest question. it does look softer for us women,” another person asked.
To which Ali replied: “A little bit of both and since giving birth, my haemorrhoids really appreciate the extra softness.”