With so many of us staying put at home, it is likely that those who purchased extra toilet paper within the last few weeks will be glad they did. However, being at home for so many days instead of going to school or working increases the need for toilet papers at home. You don’t want to be one of those people who missed out on the chance of buying extra before the shelves were empty. What do you do?

There are lots of other things you can do besides use of toilet paper. But none of them can go down the toilet without causing a sewage backup or clog. If you are looking for the right toilet paper option for your household, these tips can help. In addition, you should also consider how you intend to dispose of your alternate material.

Alternative Materials

  • Do You Need to Flush Baby Wipes. If you are like millions of others, you might consider moist wipes as your toilet paper option . Even though moist towelettes can be great for wiping, they are not intended to be flushed down your toilet. The term “flushable wipes” is inaccurate. This is because they are made of woven or synthetic cotton fibers and are not meant to be flushed down the toilet. Once you’ve used a baby wipe, throw it in the trash.
  • Can You Flush Paper Towels? You shouldn’t flush paper towels and napkins down your toilet. Your eye will naturally shift to the napkins and paper towels stacked further down in the paper products aisle after the shock from empty toilet paper shelves passes. Unfortunately, these alternatives are thicker than toilet paper and therefore unsuitable to flush. Use paper napkins and towels instead of flushing them down the toilet.
  • Are Facial Tissues Safe to Flush? It is not a good idea to flush facial tissues down your toilet. You can feel the similarities between a tissue and a piece of toilet paper by holding them in one hand. Facial tissues, however, are faster to dissolve in water than toilet paper. You could try a tissue as a good alternative to toilet paper, but you shouldn’t flush it. It can be thrown in the garbage bin.
  • Can you flush washable clothes down the toilet? Reusable cloths should not be flushed down the toilet.

Our Glendale, CA plumbers recommend you Install a Bidet, or an Attachment to a Bidet. The popularity of bidets worldwide has increased over the past few decades. Bidet toilet attachments even made it to North America, where bidets were historically rejected.