Periods and all the paraphernalia that go with them, don’t usually come to mind when thinking about life efficiency. I certainly hadn’t thought that there was anything more that could be done in the area but then I was introduced to menstrual cups and my eyes were opened.
I began using a menstrual cup in January 2015 and it didn’t take long to become a convert. In the beginning it was a bit of a change, fast forward to the present and I can’t imagine using pads or tampons regularly anymore (to be honest they were a bit of change too but much longer ago so I’d forgotten).
On top of being good for the environment and changing the lives of women in developing countries, menstrual cups are an organised person’s dream. Here are a few ways that I’ve found that menstrual cups can support an organised lifestyle:
My menstrual cup cost me $60 from a health food store. It’s been about 18 months now so that works out to roughly $3.33 each month. In comparison to the amount I would have spent on pads, say $3.99 per 12 pads (Chemist Warehouse price), that works out to $71.82 – so I’m already coming out on top. Considering that a menstrual cup can be used for up to 10 years, apparently, I’m looking at my cup costing about 50 cents per month by that stage. Amazing!