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Simple Cleaning Tips – Your Bum


Okay folks, this is deeply personal, but important.  A few years ago I watched a Ted Talk on how to dry your hands using only 1 paper towel.  It’s ridiculously simple and very important as we work to preserve the trees we need. Check it out here:  I’ve been using this technique ever since….at home, at work, at airports, etc. It may seem simple, but it is my way of doing my part to save some trees.

Of course, that made me think of the amount of toilet paper I use. I wasn’t about to change my habits there….I love a clean bum. A few years ago, I was at a high end conference area in Atlanta. I was bored so I strolled in to the ladies room where I found and used my first bidet. This thing was high end with more controls than my car. I had a great time enjoying pressing then all and figuring out how everything worked. I returned to the meeting with a freshly washed and air-dried bum.  Since then, I’ve used high-end bidets at foreign hotels and enjoyed them.

I’ve always wanted a bidet for my home but the cheapest one I found was $800.  However this year, Groupon and Deal Now and other sites like that have in home bidets for $50 or less. I bought one, installed it, and tried it out.  Since then, my toilet paper consumption has drastically reduced. So, along with a fresh bum, I’m doing even more to save trees by saving paper.

Being environmentally conscious doesn’t have to mean suffering. Sometimes it can mean just shaking your hands a little more before reaching for the paper towel, or turning a knob on the toilet to create a cleaner bum before reaching for the toilet paper.


Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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