Three Things

We’re on imminent lockdown here in London. There are three things we won’t run out of which I’ve previously mentioned on here..

Smol. Laundry capsules that arrive in the post automatically every few weeks. They arrive when I need them, you just need one or two capsules in your wash. They don’t have referral codes, so head over to them, they do trial size packs and when you can’t get to the shop and need to wash things maybe you’ll be glad you have some in your cupboard.

smol laundry capsules

Splosh. Cleaning all around the house. Just over a month ago I accidentally ordered too many hand wash refills. A month later and we’re getting through them a lot quicker than we previously had for obvious reasons. You keep the plastic container, top it up with warm water to the mark on the bottle, then add from the Splosh refill packet. Job done. Splosh refill packet is empty, post it back to them where it gets recycled. We use Splosh for handwash, shower gel, bathroom spray, kitchen spray, glass cleaner, laundry powder (because it smells SO good), toilet cleaner and washing up liquid. There is a lot of choice and you can take out subscriptions now, getting an automatic redelivery at the time of your choosing.
I do have a Splosh referral code – WDECMRLM96 – you save 15% and I get £3 off my next order.

Splosh cleaning products, Washing up liquid, toilet cleaner, bathroom cleaner and kitchen cleaner

Who Gives a Crap. Currently not taking on new subscriptions but supplying existing ones when their next delivery is due. When I started doing subscriptions of various things, toilet rolls was quite near the top of the list. I don’t know why – I mean, it’s not like it wasn’t something easy to buy. I do like that each roll is wrapped in paper rather than plastic, and once you’ve cut out the WGAC parts the patterns come in quite handy for crafts at Brownies too. Oh, and money goes towards toilets being built in countries that need them, so it’s loo roll with a conscience.
For £40 every few months I get an enormous box full of toilet rolls which lasts for 5-6 months (I go for the bamboo ones these days). Smooth! Here’s a link to my referral code –

Who Gives a Crap 48 rolls delivery in a box, pretty wrapped toilet paper

If I was able to book my usual weekly slot with Ocado then things would be just fine. Up until recently I’ve quite enjoyed quiet weekends at home not doing much, not getting outdoors. Of course the weather has now changed and I’m desperate to get outside.

So these things aren’t going to change the world. But they can arrive at your front door with little or no bother. I like things coming to me rather than me having to get them. Every little bit helps, and let’s face it, we need clean homes, clothes and hands right now.

Who Gives a Crap Toilet Paper – Paper with a Conscience.

Who Gives a Crap Toilet Paper is 100% recycled toilet paper that builds toilets. Every box you buy benefits someone somewhere in need. 50% of the profits go straight into this scheme. They’ve already donated over a million pounds.

Who Gives a Crap 48 rolls delivery in a box, pretty wrapped toilet paper

Who Gives a Crap toilet paper is a mail order toilet paper company. Now, you could ask what the point is of that, I mean, we can all buy toilet paper from the supermarkets and it’s really nice and cheap. May I present Exhibit A – my favourite Aldi coconut toilet paper vs Who Gives a Crap paper.

Who Gives a Crap vs Aldi side by side comparison of the toilet rolls
Aldi to the left, Who Gives a Crap to the right.

So okay, here’s the thing. You get a smaller cardboard roll with Who Gives a Crap vs your supermarket specials, and you also get a lot more pieces of toilet paper on the roll. Look at the difference. To compare by cost, Aldi is £3.09 for nine rolls, Who Gives a Crap is £36 for 48 rolls. So already Aldi looks the more cost-effective. However, break that down a bit. Let’s do the per-sheet calculation.

Aldi works out at 20.2p per 100 sheets. Who Gives a Crap works out at a spectacular 18.8p per 100 sheets. Now, Who Gives a Crap does have slightly smaller sheets than usual, but on saying that, most people don’t use less than three when wiping their bums, right? I’ve found I’ll still use three sheets and it does as required.

So I’ve taken out a subscription. Every 12 weeks I get 48 rolls sent to me. That means we need to make sure our supply lasts us three months. Across two toilets between three of us it could, we’re only a month in right now. On average I’m finding a Who Gives a Crap roll lasts a week in the toilet, rather than two in a week when we had Aldi ones.

Oh and I forgot to mention. Each loo roll is wrapped in paper. There is no plastic present. Just a gigantic box filled with loo roll. They even have a limited edition colouring in paper for sale at the moment.

There’s always a dilemma though, what if you run out? How will you know you’ve run out? Who Gives a Crap have got it covered. There are two emergency rolls at the bottom of your box. Genius!

Who Gives a Crap emergency roll

I should really finish this going into the good stuff Who Gives a Crap does, but I think this page explains it way better than I could.

All I can say is that alongside my Smol and Splosh subscriptions, my Who Gives a Crap toilet paper deliveries are making me feel a whole lot better about things I do in this world, especially when most things going on fill me with despair.

If you’re thinking about taking out a subscription, this is my referral link. You get £5 and I do as well. So it’s a bonus! You can wipe your bum and feel great about everything, it’s a winner.

Who Gives a Crap - please do more ones and two's, information about the loo rolls

Smol Laundry Capsules – Washing by Mail Order

I’m not sure where I spotted the advert for Smol Laundry Capsules. It might have been Instagram or Facebook. But I was intrigued; laundry capsules sent to you by Mail Order. How so?

Smol Laundry Capsules are a pretty simple idea that I’m really liking at the moment. This year I have made a conscious effort to make sure we only use cruelty-free products and laundry was always the most difficult.

smol laundry capsules

Smol Laundry Capsules do not tested on animals, nor sell in countries that insist on animal testing. This is important to me, as quite often a lot of brands say they’re cruelty free “except where a country requires it” – so that’s hardly cruelty free, is it?

There are several options available. I went for our usual Non-Bio and sent off for a trial pack which costs £1. You can’t go wrong with nine washes for £1 can you? Unfortunately it took the Croydon depot a really long time to deliver it, my first proper delivery had already arrived!

After washing the first thing I noticed was the smell. Oh my, it’s a good smell, a lovely fresh scent. My clothes came up clean and so far, several washes in I have no problems to report. For larger washes I’ll use two capsules, though in this warm weather most of my washloads are fairly small.

When the Smol Laundry Capsules arrive, they’re in a nice small package. Probably around the size of a Graze box – letterbox sized. This means they also store well in the cupboard – I’ve often found my washing products take up a lot of space. Not any more.

smol laundry capsules storage

So how does it work? You work out roughly how much washing you do, Smol will then send you your next load of 24 capsules before you run out. At the moment I’ve put us down as doing a washload every day so should get more Smol in a week or so. If you do more then it’s easy enough to increase the amount, and of course if you’re on holiday it’s really easy to skip a delivery too.

Smol costs £3.85 for each pack of 24 capsules with postage included.

As a cruelty-free option for something I do a lot, I’m pleased Smol Laundry Capsules exist, and hope that more people will get on board – it’s a brilliant idea and so far I’m impressed.

For a free trial head over here.

You might be interested to read my other mail order products I buy which make a difference. My Splosh review is here and my Who Gives a Crap one is here.