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None of us could have predicted we’d be here, in our homes, quarantining from a global pandemic the first third of the new decade. But here we are. Dow is down, kids aren’t in school, Trump is being Trump, there are no gloves, thermometers, hand sanitizer, or even mouth masks on the shelves. But of all the shortages, there is no damn toilet tissue. When the shortage hit and viral videos of shoppers fighting over packs appeared online, BUST’s own Debbie Stoller asked “Am I missing something? Is diarrhea a symptom of COVID-19?” It’s not.

Fortunately, our Zero Waste friends have a resourceful tip for people with vaginas. Pee Rags. From the desks of Corinne Loperfido and Simcha Zipporah, here’s the #CoronaCraft alternative to hold you over until we can all get some actual toilet tissue. But also, maybe it's worth using pee rags once the quaratine is over to continue to reduce waste. This is smart and EASY! Even if you dont have a washer dryer in your home, you can wash them in the sink with hot soapy water and hang in your bathroom to dry, I mean who's coming over anyway?


 For more helpful tips on living a Zero Waste lifestyle, check out Corinne's Patreon, she is an inspiring teacher and is offering discount classes!


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Bry'onna Mention is a digital editor at BUST and a wavvy womanist who is always ready to square up against misogynoir and respectability. She can usually be found running through the burbs with her ‘fro. Catch her on the internet at @radsadblackbry or