Gadgets to help you overcome toilet paper panic

Who would have ever guessed we'd be putting so much thought, energy, and stress into toilet paper? But here we are. We now live in a world where there is a huge toilet paper shortage, and stores are rationing out packages. However, there are ways you can avoid the stress of not having those precious squares in your house: bidet accessories and toilets.

Gadgets to help you overcome toilet paper panic
Tushy Bidet Attachment in Use

Just the words “toilet paper” are making some people break out in hives lately. Some people are in a toilet paper panic because they are down to just a few rolls. Some people are stockpiling value packs of TP like they might not be able to purchase any for two years. And others are breaking down the math of squares used per bathroom and how much toilet paper you actually need. (No, it’s not three of the big ones from Costco for a family of three for a few weeks. Stop hoarding.)

You have other choices. And they run from expensive to fairly inexpensive. And all of them are guaranteed to clean your tush—without the need for the toilet paper stress.

Why should I get a bidet?

First off, they’re cleaner. Much cleaner. People who have them rave about them. And they’re pretty much a standard in Europe. Don’t you want to be a little more European? Most bathrooms in the US don’t have the footprint for a bidet since they aren’t particularly common here, but there are alternatives, such as bidet attachments and bidet seats.

Secondly, they reduce paper waste and can lower the amount you spend on toilet paper. And don’t we all like to spend less money? It’s much more fun to spend those dollars on other things like these deals.

What do I need to look for in a bidet?

A lot of what you look for in a bidet is going to depend on how much you’re looking to spend. Got a hefty budget? Go for the Numi. Forget about warm water; you’ll have mood lighting and surround speakers. Have a little less money? Look for a bidet toilet seat that has an air dryer. Otherwise, just look for something that aims ye olde water stream where you need it to go. Clean is clean.

Show me the bidets!

Perhaps the best thing of all is that bidet attachments are pretty easy to install, and they can be installed on any toilet. All you need are the instructions and a willingness to say ta-ta to TP. And, lucky for you, we’ve picked some bidets and bidet attachments for you. All you have to do is buy and install, and your behind will be clean as a whistle.

Kohler Numi 2.0 Intelligent Toilet

Change the way you answer Mother Nature’s call with the Kohler Numi 2.0 Intelligent Toilet. Combining comfort and entertainment, this clever toilet boasts impressive ambiance thanks to built-in surround sound speakers as well as mood lighting. Yes, you read that correctly: now you can set the mood when it’s time to go. Like something from the future, the Numi 2.0 even works with your voice. With a single command to Alexa, you can start your favorite playlist and set the lights so they’re just right. If that wasn’t enough to get things moving, the Numi 2.0 is complete with the Kohler PureWarmth toilet seat. 

Woodbridge Luxury Advanced Bidet

If you’re aiming for high quality but don’t want to drop thousands of dollars on a smart toilet, the Woodbridge Luxury Advanced Bidet is a great option. You won’t have the surround speakers and mood lighting, but you will have a toilet seat bidet that attaches to your toilet easily and still comes with the features you need. You’ll have settings for posterior wash, feminine wash, pulsating wash, adjustable water pressure, and hygienic filtered water. Furthermore, you’ll have a water heater, warm air dryer, unlimited warm water, heated seat with five adjustable temperatures, and oscillating and gentle massage pulse functions. 


Tushy Classic Bidet Toilet Attachment

Transform your bathroom into a private spa with the Tushy Classic Bidet Toilet Attachment. This device effectively sprays your behind, leaving you clean and refreshed. Using a refreshing stream of clean water, the Tushy Classic washes your bottom once you are finished on the toilet. Additionally, it provides pressure and angle control so you can spray right where you need to. Complete with everything you need, the bidet toilet attachment installs easily in less than ten minutes. The Tushy Classic doesn’t require any electricity or plumbing. And, by using less than a pint of water per week, the Tushy Classic is an eco-friendly way to keep your bum clean.


AIFUSI Handheld Bidet Sprayer Attachment

The AIFUSI Handheld Bidet Sprayer Attachment is super versatile and allows you to have a bit more control. A handheld attachment means you can direct the stream just where you want it, with both jet spray and soft spray settings. Plus, you’ll have two options for mounting it—on the wall next to the toilet or on the toilet. Your AIFUSI attachment is made from high quality 304 stainless steel, and it’s easy to clean, durable, and rust-resistant. It even comes with the installation kit.

AIFUSI Handheld Bidet Sprayer Attachment

AIFUSI Handheld Bidet Sprayer Attachment in Use

SmartBidet Electric Bidet Seat

Don’t quite need the luxury and the price tag that comes with it but still want the luxurious feeling of a clean booty? The SmartBidet Electric Bidet Seat has you covered. This bidet seat attaches to your existing toilet. It features multi-wash functions with a self-cleaning nozzle and oscillation, and you’ll have a remote control. Furthermore, you’ll have five water pressure levels, three water temperature levels, and five nozzle positions. You’ll even have a warm air dryer so you can forget toilet paper stress ever existed.


TONELIFE Portable Bidet Accessory

If you’re looking to keep it as simple as possible, your best bet is the TONELIFE Portable Bidet Accessory. All you have to do is put water in it, direct it, and squeeze. You’ll get a clean behind without any fuss or installation. Best of all, you can take it anywhere with you.


Charmin RollBot Toilet Paper Delivery Robot

If you’ve stockpiled and you’re rolling in toilet paper, might we suggest a Charmin RollBot Toilet Paper Delivery Robot? With this little guy in your home, you’ll have help when you need it. If you happen to run out of toilet paper while you’re already on the toilet, you know how frustrating that can be. This cute little robot uses Bluetooth to respond when you call it. Just use your smartphone—because, of course, you have it when you’re on the toilet—to call this Charmin robot via Bluetooth.


So, take a deep breath, order one of these gadgets, and don’t worry about the toilet paper shortage. You have options other than picking up leaves in your backyard to use. But, since we’re discussing it, do you have enough toilet paper? Or is there not a shortage in your area? Let us know.

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Meet Tera Cuskaden

Tera has worked in the publishing industry since 2004 and considers the written word her first love. When she's not writing or editing, she's usually traveling, knitting, or binge-watching Netflix.

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