In a recent post over at Mrs. Money’s, she had a conversation with her neighbor’s teenaged boy who asked “Why are you always hanging those little cloths outside? What do you use those for?” and then she links to another post titled Cloth Toilet Paper.
I honestly have never heard of such a thing before! I thought I was pretty “up” on this green and frugal stuff. My first thought was EWWWWWW. But then I thought maybe I could at least try the cloths for “number one” wipes. I think I even have some flannel that I could cut into squares.
I guess the thing that really bothers me about using family cloth for the “other” wiping is that we don’t have hot water running to our washer. We also don’t have our wash water going into our septic tank. The dogs have a beautiful green grassy area to hang out thanks to our wash water. But the bacteria in the water would then go out onto the grass… the cloths themselves would be sterilized in the dryer.
I don’t use a clothesline because it is too dusty out here and my asthma would only get worse (I know, I’ve tried).
So… have you heard of family cloth? Have you ever tried it? Would you?