Friday, April 15, 2016

How to Keep Kids From Using Too Much Toilet Paper

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This morning, our sweet little Anna filled the toilet bowl with toilet paper after going potty, flushed it repeatedly, and flooded the bathroom.  In the afternoon, she did it again.  After the day's events, I thought it would be a good time to resurrect this post that originally was published on my previous blog, Supermommy!...Or Not.  Enjoy!  I'm off to buy some stickers!

Kids (and some adults!) are notorious for using too much toilet paper.  More than once, I've caught my kids happily unrolling about 2 yards of toilet paper for one wipe.  That's kind of a money waster.

To save money on toilet paper, I could do what this lady did and switch to reusable toilet paper aka family cloth (my hat's off to you if you can pull this off!)  But since that idea appealed to me about as much as sticking a screwdriver in my ear, I thought I'd go a different route.

I unrolled 3 squares of toilet paper and put a sticker on the wall where the toilet paper stopped.

How to Keep Kids From Using Too Much Toilet Paper

I even got fancy and drew an arrow on the sticker.  I'm so artistic that I impress myself sometimes.  You can also get some really cute stickers here.

How to Keep Kids From Using Too Much Toilet Paper

If putting a sticker on your bathroom wall is not your cup of tea, you could always use a permanent marker to mark how far to pull down the toilet paper.

JUST KIDDING!!!!  I do not endorse the use of permanent markers on walls-just ask Katie and Anna.

How to Keep Kids From Using Too Much Toilet Paper

This post is linked up at: 1. Mummy Do It 2. Fun Money Mom


  1. I'm still trying to get my kids to do their own wiping! I did find a pile of paper on the floor this morning though. But we haven't had a flooding...yet! Thanks for sharing with the Blog Fair, it's great to meet you and your blog!

    1. Thanks for stopping by! There are pros and cons to having kids who can wipe themselves :)

  2. LOL...this made me laugh because I have the same problem, even with my 8 year old (though my 4 year old is worse). And yes, I loved your artsy arrow :-)
    Thanks for sharing with us at Share The Wealth Sunday!

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