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Dealing With Porta-Potties

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It’s all about your attitude. If you think using a Porta-Potty is going to be the worst thing in the world, it will be. If you remind yourself that using Porta-Potties is a small price to pay for all the fun you’re having and that if thousands of other people can do it without an issue then you can too, you will. It won’t be a problem.

With that in mind, here are six tips to help you improve your experience.
• Pay attention to the cleaning schedules, and use them after they’re cleaned.
• Avoid going in the heat of the day.
• Unbuckle your belt and unbutton your pants before you enter so you spend less time in there.
• Take a deep breath before you go inside.
• Check for toilet paper if you need it.
• Always have some extra TP in your back pocket.
• Don’t look down.
• Always have a light with you.
• Avoid eating foods that are far out of your normal diet.
• Do your business and exit. Button your pants and use your hand sanitizer after you exit.

The Porta-Potty is the biggest place where you can make a difference in the festival. If you could find it in yourself to help the situation in the Porta-Potties, you could help hundreds of people have a better time at the festival.

Ways to Pay It Forward In A Porta-Potty:
• If you are not a germaphobe, take toilet paper and clean the seat for the next person. It only takes one person to make it dirty for everyone else do deal with. It also only takes one person to fix it.
• Fold the toilet paper into a cute little triangle so the next person feels fancy.
• Hold the door for the next person on your way out. Let them know that you tidied up in there for them.

One Habit We All Need To Develop That Would Change Everything

There’s one thing that we can all get into the habit of doing that will make festival Porta-Potties cleaner than they have ever been. It’s simple. If you are not sitting on the seat, put it up. This will keep it clean from guys with bad aim and girls that try to “hover.” If you do sit on it, clean it first and then put it up when you’re done.

Adopt A Porta-Potty:

Any solid festival should have about 12 Porta-Potties for every 1,000 people. This means that if we get about one person out of every 100 attendees to go the extra mile and adopt a Porta-Potty then each one would be adopted.
How do you adopt a Porta-Potty?

You find a Porta-Potty and you make it your contribution to the festival. Add lights so people can see in there. To decorate it, choose a theme so everyone can experience something different than a boring Porta-Potty. You can even put in an air freshener to mask the smell. This is your baby. Remember not to cause any permanent damage to the Porta-Potty and to remove everything on the last day. You could even go the extra mile and keep it as clean as possible.

Imagine what the festival would be like if every Porta-Potty was adopted.

Learn how to become a contributing member of the festival community by reading The FestivalGoer's Guide and have your best festival every time you go.