Updates for a greener, simpler bathroom
In my recent “Space-Savvy, Low Waste Bathroom Swaps” post, I mentioned a product that we hadn’t yet tried, but intended to purchase: a bidet attachment.
Clearly this is not the chicest topic to cover on the blog. But after having the bidet attachment for a couple of weeks we see just how much toilet paper it saves, and I think that’s well-worth sharing. Plus, when I posted videos on Instagram Stories (below) of us installing the bidet in the Cottage, the response was notably high, indicating to me that it was something I should discuss in greater detail. (Many viewers also inquired about our space-saving toddler training seat attachment, which I share and discuss below as well.)
It takes just 1 pint of water to properly wash with a modern bidet like the TUSHY. Americans make, move and use 34 million rolls of toilet paper every day. The problem is not just the 54 million trees cut each year to keep up with demand, but also the enormous amounts of water, chemicals, and energy used in the destructive production process of toilet paper.* This modern bidet attachment easily attaches to your toilet in minutes— no extra space required… and no need to continue stockpile toilet paper.
The attachment does indeed work as advertised, and it truly does prevent the waste of a surprising amount of toilet paper. We still buy a small number of Tree-Free TP rolls for guests, our son (as he needs to know how to clean himself via both ways) and unique occasions, but otherwise we’re converts.
The Tushy isn’t the only thing that’s saving inches in the bathroom. West’s potty-training seat does too, since we don’t need to allocate floorspace for a stand-alone toddler toilet. The seat adapter even fits onto the bowl perfectly with the bidet attachment in place. (The Topseat comes in 2 sizes, for oval or circular seat models.)
We use Grovia’s multi-purpose wipes to dry off. They come in a variety of hues, so you can designate certain colors for certain uses, and know which set belongs where in your home when they’re fresh out of the laundry. An easy way to contain them for cleaning is via washable paper bags, or in countertop or hanging wire baskets with a simple liner/cloth added in.
So that’s it! Our most recent changes for a greener, less cluttered lil’ bathroom. I hope this helps!