Money Saving Tips

Martin Lewis’ Extreme Savers viewers slam ‘gross’ money saving tip

Martin Lewis is known as the man to go to when you need money advice.

The Money Saving Expert has been sharing his tips for saving our dosh for years.

Tonight he was back on ITV with his new show Extreme Savers.

But one of the tips from those featured shocked viewers.

Charlotte Jessop, from Norfolk, revealed how she had had to cut back costs because she wanted to spend more time with her family.

The former maths teacher explained how the family uses re-usable toilet roll to save the pennies.



She said: “It feels a little scary to start off with.

“We were using them as wet wipes for our kids and then we thought why should this change when they are out of nappies? If it’s good enough for them it is for us.”

She went even further, telling viewers how she ditched sanitary products to make her own reusable versions from bits of old clothing, saving £230 over three years.

The family also no longer buy shampoo and condition and use bars instead, and wrap food in wraps made out of old tea towels rather than cling film.

Martin Lewis explained the family had saved £400 on loo roll with the novel idea.

He said all of their eco-friendly ideas had saved them £2.5k over last five years – money the family used to go on a huge holiday.

But viewers were not impressed.

One wrote: “Reusable toilet roll. surely not!”

A second said: “Imagine when a guest comes round.. Awkward! #MartinLewis #MartinLewisExtremeSavers”

A third added: “Reusable toilet roll, jeez the money you save on toilet roll you need to spend on a new washing machine every time you wash those toilet wipes #MartinlewisExtremeSavers #MartinLewis #ExtremeSavers #ITV”

A fourth wrote: “No-one should be reusing their toilet roll. That’s gross. #MartinLewis #ExtremeSavers”.

And a firth confused viewer said: “She reuses her toilet paper??? #martinlewis”