What if you have NO Kleenex® Tissues? Be Prepared with achoo by Kleenex!


Cold and flu season are just around the corner. With two school aged children I am already dreading the start of it all. Sawyer is still little and I really want to guard him and keep him from being sick as long as I can. He has yet to be sick (knock on wood!) and I don’t want to think I could have done something to help stop the spread of germs.


Seeing how things are currently brewing in your area is a great way to get prepared. Luckily, now there is achoo by Kleenex! You enter in your zip code or town/city you live in and it brings you the date put together for your area.

Cold and flu season has always been unpredictable. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), although epidemics of cold and flu happen every year, the timing, severity, and length of the season varies from one year to another. That means that the cold and flu can hit your family without warning, and if you aren’t prepared with cold and flu essentials like Kleenex Everyday Tissue, you might be left scrambling and playing catch up after sickness has entered your home.


What is really cool is that achoo by Kleenex is the first and only tool that can actually predict when cold and flu will reach your area! It can recommend how many boxes of Kleenex® Tissues to stock up on (which was 25 for me once I put it my family numbers), where to get your flu shot, a great tip (that changes every time you check in!), and more.


Ali Wentworth visited Chicago where she helped spread the word about the importance of cold and flu preparation. Ali asks people to share their own “embarrassing moments” when they were caught without a Kleenex (i.e. you used your shirt sleeve because you didn’t have a tissue on hand). Watch this short video to see all the funny responses from people she interviews!

So, what DO you do when you realize you have NO Kleenex® Tissues?

I suffer from sinus infections often and my husband has allergies so between the two of us we almost always have tissues near by. There have been times, however, that the tissue box has run out while I’m driving or I’m on the bike trail running and I’m miles from home.

So what do I do? I use napkins or baby wipes. I always have a stash of napkins in my glove box. Having three boys I figure they are good to have on hand. Since Sawyer is in diapers I never leave or go anywhere without a diaper and wipes. I try to avoid both as napkins are rough and baby wipes are wet. It definitely beats the sleeve or the seat as my boys would probably be caught doing….

What do you use?



About Jennifer

Jennifer, the mom behind the Mom Spotted blog, is located in Western Massachusetts. She has three boys, Johnny (17), Gavin (11), & Sawyer (5). She is happily married. On Mom Spotted you'll find a fun selection of recipes, family fun, product reviews, and more! You can also find her on twitter @MomSpotted and Facebook.


  1. Well, I keep a roll of toilet paper in the car for emergencies (you know if a bathroom is conveniently out) so I would use that

  2. kathy pease says:

    if I had no tissues I would use the next best thing which is toilet paper

  3. Sarah Halstead (@InTheMomentWith) says:

    That is so neat! We use toilet paper if we dont have tissues.

  4. Maria Iemma says:

    If I had no tissues I guess I would search my car and purse for old napkins (the next best thing), however I always keep a package of Kleenex in my purse and a box in the car.

  5. Beth Klocinski says:

    This happens frequently to me when I am running – I use my shirt – gross but effective

    • Jennifer says:

      This is when I’m glad I always have a stroller.

  6. Patty White says:

    We use toilet paper when we run out, but within a few times, I’m off to the store for my Kleenex!!

  7. shaunie says:

    I use a hankerchief or I make one into it…

  8. Danielle says:

    Sleeve of my shirt.. and yeah, all the time especially if I am out walking/jogging.

  9. susana says:

    I usually have tissues everywhere around the house, but when none i tend to use toilet paper

  10. christine mondy says:

    I have napkins in the glove box as well. And I am so not a fan, but in emergencies, you gotta do what you gotta do! At home, if I don’t have tissues, I grab a small bit of toilet paper.

  11. Richard Hicks says:

    I would try to find anything available or hold my nose to try and prevent it!

  12. Buddy Garrett says:

    We use toilet paper.

  13. rose paden says:

    This is very cool! We use toilet paper when we are out!

  14. no Kleenex we usually use TP but my kids are best known for is there shirt or sleeves…LOL!

  15. Janet W. says:

    I think we have about 6 boxes of Kleenex tissues scattered in different rooms in our house. We all suffer from allergies so Kleenex are a must have at all times!

  16. Jean says:

    I prefer tissues (especially the ones with lotion in them) but if we run out, I use toilet tissue. In the car, I reach for my stash of napkins.

  17. Jennifer Pierce says:

    I have a box of tissues in every room and I keep a box in our cars too LOL

  18. Michelle S says:

    Great tips on protecting the family. I live where there is a moderate threat.

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