Woman Saves Money by Not Using Toilet Paper or Doing Laundry

Kay, a woman from New York who’s going to be featured on TLC’s upcoming series Extreme Cheapskates, uses a combination of soap and water to rinse her private parts after using the restroom, instead of spending money on toilet paper, like the rest of us.

In the first episode of TLC’s new series, Kay explains how she uses a simple bar of soap and a bottle of water to clean herself up after using the bathroom. After she urinates, the woman says she just dries herself up with some paper towels, but”If I took a dump then I also grab soap, wipe myself down with the soap, then I take the water and rinse off the soap”, she explains in the recently-released trailer, making us all count the days until October 16 when the show airs. “I don’t believe in spending money on something that you’re just going to throw away such as toilet paper or paper towels,” she says, trying to explain her bizarre behavior.

But her refusal to spend money on toilet paper isn’t the only thing that makes Kay an extreme cheapskate. She also reveals she hasn’t done laundry in the last three years, which she reckons has helped her save $6 a month. It’s not a fortune, but when you set a strict budget for yourself like she has, every cent counts. Instead she washes all her clothes by hand, while she takes a shower. Kay then hangs them up in the shower and lets them dry naturally, which she claims helps keeps clothes looking newer for longer than if you were using a dryer.

I’m having a hard time believing everything this woman says… I mean, she gives the term “cheapskate” a whole new meaning.

via Gothamist


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Feedback (12 Comments)

  • Not Impressed Posted on October 3, 2012

    The soap costs money! I just use an old teaspoon to scrape myself clean after taking a dump and rinse it out in the toilet, to use later to stir my coffee.

  • NoWonder Posted on October 4, 2012

    Teaspoon also costs money though it is permanent assets.
    We just use bamboo plate or stone plate 1000 years ago before paper invented. Only the extreme rich use silk or fabric.

  • Me Too Posted on October 5, 2012

    Why even bother to wash or clean up. Just leave it to dry and after walking around a bit, those stuff will fall off. Just avoid any eye contacts with people around you.

  • Sophie Posted on October 18, 2012

    I just wonder .if she get period. How she can use soap? she is really very cheap. Soap also spend money…

    Sophie

  • demse Posted on October 21, 2012

    Actually, using soap and water sounds like it would be more sanitary than using toilet paper…

  • Hog Posted on October 22, 2012

    People here must be quite ignorant. I lived in India for ten months in the 1970s, and toilet paper there is almost unheard-of. EVERYone uses water and the left hand to wash the nether regions after bathroom duty. Undoubtedly the same is true in China and vast regions of the world. Probably easily 3-4 billion people never use toilet paper. Paper users are probably in the minority. By the way, the 800 million plus Indians who just use a hand always use the left. The right hand is for eating, e.g. Indians eat anything that is not just liquid with bare hand, like rice with dal or veggies in chapati.

  • Kavita Posted on October 25, 2012

    Hog,
    I completely agree with you, people here are ignorant and judgmental. Using paper towels is indeed wasteful, trees don’t grow overnight. And for anyone who thinks it is unhygienic, Indians and Chinese have this practice since hundreds of years, and we are all ok.

  • Dam Posted on October 27, 2012

    People in the Philippines actually prefer cleaning up with water and soap after using the bathroom instead of just wiping with toilet paper. It just feels a whole lot cleaner.

  • Amelia Pearson Posted on October 30, 2012

    Yes much cleaner and fresher. After all that’s what bidets are for, which is what most of Europe use after going to the toilet.
    And what’s wrong with washing clothes by hand- they definately last longer. More people should be wasting less and this planet wouldn’t be on it’s way out. Kay’s cool.

  • muska Posted on October 30, 2012

    if we think like dat means we spending money for everything ! so lets save money and die ! :D my goodness

  • LaundryBleach Posted on November 3, 2012

    she probably makes her own soap by lye ,water and some oils …If she is that cheap!

  • Kathy Posted on November 19, 2012

    She isn’t “cheap”, she is “frugal”. This is a good thing for the planet, as well as for the person who decides not to be wasteful. My grandparents lived without running water and had a Sears catalog and pile of corn cobs inside the outhouse. Another thing: unless you have a bladder infection, your urine is sterile– i.e. it has no germs in it, unless it has contact with your skin. It turns into ammonia, which is considered a cleaning product. So, those who want to modify this lady’s suggestions might use TP for BMs but re-usable cloth or the handy left-hand for post-urination wiping.