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bobc1941 | 09:27 Wed 18th Mar 2020 | Body & Soul
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If I run out of toilet paper can I use newspapers I can remember in the
1940's poor people did but the print ink came off.

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Yes but read them before not after using them and don't flush them down the toilet. Not recommended for blowing your nose though- can leave a dirty mark
I use to cut up paper and string it for our outside toilet and I was born in the 50's don't know if the ink came off couldn't see lol x
No need to read it 'before' if it's The Sun. :-/
Never use the Sun as toilet paper as it's already full of ….
During WWII & its aftermath, newspaper was all anyone had. The older the better, cut to about 5 inches squares, scrubbed hard between your hands & it will soften, its OK to flush it down the loo, everyone did, but not too much at once obviously.
Do you have a flannel?

If terry nappies were/are used for babies then a flannel might be a possible alternative if you can get a few and wash them.
Not as disgusting as you'd think, straight into a bucket of bleach, rinse under the tap and a quick hot wash, any old rags would do. Or if you have old bed linen cut into small squares you could use once for poo and bag and bin just wash wee ones
//Do you have a flannel?//
i'd fork out for two and make sure i used the right one for my face ...

Just stick your rear in the sink and let it soak for an hour or two.
Then hang it out to dry.
not sure my doris can get her rear in the sink
It wasn’t just poor people who cut newspapers into squares and used them as toilet paper. Everyone did because we had nothing else.
Khandro the old style toilets had a more powerful flush and a bigger water capacity than the current ones. I strongly suggest that no one tries flushing newspaper or kitchen roll or even tissues. Modern loos are designed to deal with products that are designed to dissipate in water.
Wallpaper?
(Not woodchip!)
There has been no loo roll in our local Sainsburys for well over a week.
And then they came for the kitchen roll too ...

Plenty of it in Lidl though and, as far as I can see, in corner shops

"The old" are going to have first go at their empty shelves for an hour every morning from tomorrow.
Good luck to them
woofgang; //the old style toilets had a more powerful flush and a bigger water capacity than the current ones. I strongly suggest that no one tries flushing newspaper or kitchen roll or even tissues. Modern loos are designed to deal with products that are designed to dissipate in water.//

I just took a 5 inch square of newspaper, scrubbed it between my hands as I suggested above, and placed it in a bowl of water, - it started to disintegrate immediately, and would be no problem in any toilet new or old.

Why not try it yourself?
Thanks I will pass on that one. I don't need a plumber in the house.
One Newspaper has got ahead of the game.

One square may not block the loo, but if several properties started doing it....those narrow sewer pipes that they are all connected to will soon start backing up.
Buy tissues.....use tissues.....put used tissues in discreet bin (like the Greeks) placed near the WC.

Woofgang has (correctly) been advising people againt putting anything other than toilet-paper (which is specifically designed to disnitigate in the sewer system) down the WC pans.

I didn't realise that the state of the planet was so precariously balanced on the availability of toilet-paper.....
I work in a care home, my main job is wiping bums!, we use wipes, but put in the bin, not down the loo

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