Life hacks are pretty popular these days. There are whole sub-categories of life hacks, too, like cleaning hacks, parenting hacks, green living hacks etc. The reasons these hacks are so popular is because parents are always looking for ways to make their lives easier and, in many cases, more environmentally friendly. One of our favorite new products that helps us do that is Scott’s Tube-Free toilet paper (read more about why we love it so much in tip #5!) Along with switching to Scott’s Tube-Free toilet paper, here are some other bathroom hacks we think every parent should know:
1.Hold trash bags in place once and for all
Do you use plastic grocery store bags as trashcan liners too? If you do then you are undoubtedly familiar with the dreaded bag slide…you know the one. Where it just slips into the abyss of the can and becomes trash itself? This simple trash bag hack will stop that from happening and leave you wondering “why didn’t I think of that?”
2. Polish chrome fixtures with…
baby oil! Every baby gift basket comes with baby oil. We have loads of loads of baby oil- more than we can use in a lifetime. What to do with all that baby oil? Polish the chrome bathroom fixtures! It works great at restoring the shine. And don’t forget to polish those chrome fixtures that hold your Scott’s Tube-Free toilet paper in place!
3. Give toddler a “that’s enough” toilet paper cue
My three year old is notorious for using waaaaaaayyyyy to much TP. We’ve been called into the bathroom one too many times to unclog a toilet paper filled potty. Enough. We are now using this red line of tape to remind him when he has enough paper. Tip: put the tape line shorter than needed because toddlers like to push their limits and go just a *little* further than needed…or maybe that’s just my kids 😉
4. Offer hand washing incentives
My kids don’t particularly love to wash their hands, but this play dough soap is sure to change their minds! I think I even want to play with it a bit!
5. Eliminate toilet paper tubes
What’s with the tube in the middle of the toilet paper? Besides using it for random preschool crafts, it’s really unnecessary. It gets left out way too often and fills wastebaskets faster than necessary (we use an average of 150 rolls a year! Let’s just eliminate that right now.) Scott’s now offers a tube-free toilet paper helping busy moms like us take one less trip to empty the trashcan and saving the environment to boot. Double win.
Learn more about Scott’s Tube Free Toilet Paper
Scott Tube-Free teamed up with a YouTube prankster Roman Atwood, to demonstrate how the toilet paper tubes we use have a big impact on our world. His stunt uses 66,000 toilet paper tubes, that’s the amount of tubes Americans use in just TWO MINUTES!
Head over to the Scott Tube-Free website to see just how many tubes your household uses in a lifetime, then get a coupon at Scott Tube-Free coupon and accept the #tossthetube challenge for your family!