As the coronavirus spreads around the world, queues form in front of supermarkets, with people scrambling to lay their hands on the daily necessaries: rice, cans, toilet paper rolls, and disinfectant. Toilet papers were completely sold out in many supermarkets and drugstores especially in Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Limitation of the number of toilet paper packages customers can buy in one day has been started.
How to find an alternative to toilet papers when they run out due to the pandemic?
Toilet paper does not offer special protection against the coronavirus, but why it has become one of the Coronavirus panic-buy? It is because a few rumors circulating online, such as face masks and toilet papers are made of the same material, and toilet papers will no longer be available because it is made in China.
Why toilet paper is one of the Coronavirus panic-buy items?
Photos of empty store shelves for toilet paper circulating on social media lead people to believe that they should do nothing but rush out and snatch as much as toilet papers as they still can. “The fear of facing increasing supply shortages and prospects of disruptions to daily life has likely prompted people to stock up,” Bernard Aw, a principal economist at IHS Markit said.
It is noted that the coronavirus outbreak has hit many companies’ supply chains, with February manufacturing data showing that “global delivery times lengthened by the greatest extent in nearly nine years.” It helps to explain why stores are still having trouble keeping it in stock, weeks after they started limiting the quantity a customer could buy.
How many stocks of toilet rolls do you have at home?
Due to the toilet paper shortage, you may deeply feel the importance of toilet papers in your daily life and cherish them unprecedentedly. You become more concerned about the stock of toilet rolls you have at home than ever before.
We all understand the feeling of anxiety of being asked to do no more than staying at home and practicing social distancing during the Coronavirus pandemic. It will probably be another kind of stress or even a disaster when you found that you are running out of toilet papers after toileting. The longer the time we spend at home, the more toilet paper we consume.
Perhaps, it’s time for us to be kind to our earth – use fewer toilet papers.
Why not switch to a bidet toilet seat from now on?
Manufacturers say bidet sales have gone up “10 times” since news of the coronavirus broke, and it is reported that you will use “80% less toilet paper” with the addition of a bidet toilet seat.
How amazing the Japanese bidet toilet seat is
You may have heard about the Japanese magical toilet seats. If you have been to Japan, you must know what it is or even have experienced how amazing it is. They boast remote controls, heated seats, and bidet functions. Bidet toilet seat is common in hotels, shopping malls, sightseeing attractions, large railway stations, and airports. And some models even play the sound of a babbling stream or birdsong in an effort to camouflage the bodily sounds that are emitted.
Bidet toilet seat is so popular in Japan due to the Japanese people’s concern about cleanliness combined with economic growth. And the features became more and more advanced. It may be probably only in Japan that you can find the toilet lid opens automatically and consists of a sensor that triggers an automatic flush function. A businessman from Chicago, was shocked when he first witnessed the seat rising.
There are features other than washing, such as deodorizer, blow dryer, seat heating, and so on.
“Seat warmers are great! At first, it was weird but after living in Hokkaido, I love them,” said an American ALT currently living in Northern Japan.
Even for washing alone, there are features like water pressure adjustment, nozzle position control, and massage options. It makes your toilet time even more relaxing. With a list of amazing features, it is no wonder that it is so popular in Japan and foreigners who have never used a bidet toilet leave quite impressed and satisfied.
Toilet papers or bidet?
Answer yourself – When your hands get dirty, do you prefer to wipe them off with a dry tissue paper or wash them with water to get clean?
The bidet toilet seat will go a long way toward not only saving toilet rolls during this toilet paper shortage, but also providing a hygienic clean for our private parts, and saving precious natural resources for our next generation.
You can now experience the refreshed feeling offered by the Japanese bidet toilet seat at home easily.