Thanks to Cottonelle for sponsoring today’s post.
A few years ago I read “You: The Owner’s Manual.” For those of you who haven’t read it, it’s definitely worth your time. I learned a lot about how to make small changes in my life to improve my own and my family’s health.
One segment of the book that really stuck out to me was the section on toilet paper. The author posed this question. If you accidentally touched a piece of dog doo-doo, would you rather clean your hand off with a paper towel or a wet wipe (provided those are the only two options you have)? I’m guessing most of us are going with the wet wipe. We KNOW it cleans better than a piece of dry paper.
Convinced by this brief, rational argument, I promptly headed off to CVS (since it’s less than a mile away and now that I was convinced, I had to try it NOW!) to buy Cottonelle Fresh Care Flushable Cleansing Cloths. Armed with my new bathroom hygiene tools, I eagerly entered the throne room prepared to experience a heavenly sense of cleanliness and freshness.
Have you ever run out of tissues and had to use a wet wipe to blow your nose? It feels really weird and even though you KNOW you’re clean, you can’t help feeling like that moistness you’re feeling is somehow laden with germs. Well that was the same sensation I experienced with the flushable cleansing cloths. That’s when it dawned on me that I had a perfectly good roll of DRY toilet paper right there beside me on the toilet paper holder that, though woefully inept at cleaning my backside thoroughly on its own, was the perfect companion to the ultra-hygenic wipes that on their own left me feeling rather uncomfortable. I guess in the doggy doo-doo example, I would have chose the paper towel AND the wet wipe!
My family was a harder sell since apparently they’ve all signed a secret contract to rebel against any changes initiated by me. I won’t shame any of them publicly, but I will say that as the official laundry washer of my family, I can definitely tell who is making use of the wipes and who isn’t. I would never do this, but I bet folding some less-than-clean underwear in front of their friends might quickly squelch the rebellion.
Since I basically talk about anything to anyone and can rarely shut up, this topic has come up more than once with my friends. I’m always surprised at how adamantly some of my friends refuse to even consider joining me on the clean side of the bathroom. In case you’re equally stubborn, I’m going to make it easier for you. Click the image below to download a CVS coupon for $1.50 off the wet+dry system (cleansing cloth + toilet paper).
Let me know what you think!