By the time a woman has reached menopause, she has probably learned how to stretch a dollar until it is as limp as the elastic in an old pair of sweat pants. My own dollar-stretching has included any number of cheapskate tactics. However, I recently learned that I'm not even in the same zip code as some frugal people when I watched a program entitled "Extreme Cheapskates."
Among the money saving tactics these individuals used included eschewing toilet paper. They did all sorts of things to avoid using toilet paper, including cutting up old pieces of cloth, using them to "take care of the paperwork," then collecting them in a bucket and washing them once a week. Another woman uses nothing at all, only a squirt bottle of water to tidy things up. Serioiusly?
I'm all for saving a buck. I can garage sale with the best of them, but I draw the line at doing without toilet paper. What's more, I cough up the extra pennies for soft, cushiony toilet paper. (My tush is delicate.)
Gem for the day: if you can do without TP, more power to you. If you're like me and need the reassurance of it, the same goes!