Why do we need to save water? The planet’s full of it, there are wonderful water cities and plenty of fresh water rivers that can give enough for everyone to live and thrive! Well, that’s not really the case if you live in a city, where water is being polluted and then recycled over and over again. Saving water at home should be something that we all should do and we’ve got 10 tips that will surely help you save water in your home. You don’t have to use all of them, even if you follow one single tip, you will make a difference. Read on and stay green!
10. Recycle Bathwater
For many people, this tip may not go down the right way. Many find recycling bathwater disgusting, but we don’t. We believe that taking a bath with your significant other or your child is a beautiful thing that not only aids the environment, but also helps you bond with your friend/spouse/child.
9. Use Your Hose as Little as Possible in the Garden
If you’ve got a small garden, then use a watering can and it will save you a lot of water. Turning on the hose for a half an hour will use up more water than what you and your entire family is consuming in an entire day. If you want to wash your car, then fill a bucket of water and get to it!
8. Only Turn On Your Washing Machine and Dishwasher When Full
Don’t turn on your dishwasher for a couple of plates. Or your washing machine for a pair of jeans and a T-shirt, just wait for things to pile up and then load your machine. If you simply must wear that T-shirt or use that plate, wash them with your own two hands, it’s how our ancestors used to do it!
7. Install a Water Meter
Installing a water meter will not only help you see how much water you’re consuming and thus making you more conscientious, but it’s also going to save you some good money, because now you know exactly how much water you’re using. If you’re still not sure about water meters, you can go online do your own research.
6. Install a Dual Flush Toilet
The dual flush toilet has to be one of the smartest inventions ever. It was invented by an Australian man and it’s a popular with bars and restaurants. While it may cost a bit more than a regular toilet, this one will help you save a fortune on water. Who needs to waste 8 liters of water for a single pee?! Really, now!
5. Be Smart in the Kitchen
You have to be smart in the kitchen if you’re into saving water at home. For example, let’s say you’re getting ready to wash all your vegetables in the sink. Don’t let the water run over them, instead get a large bowl, fill it with water and wash them there. Empty the bowl and fill it again with clean water and rinse the vegetables. Voila! Clean vegetables and you’ve only used a bit of water.
4. Keep Water in the Fridge
Keep water in the fridge in the summer and you’ll save a lot of water? How? Well, you know you want your water to be cool and you let the tap run for a few minutes before cool water starts running. Keeping a jug of water in the fridge fixes that. You get cold water in seconds and you’re saving the planet while you’re at it!
3. Fix Any Leaky Taps
Aside from the fact that a leaky tap is an incredibly annoying thing, did you know that a dripping tap can waste up to 15 liters of water a day? That’s 5,500 liters of water a year! All that clean water going to waste is something that you must not let happen. Call the plumber or try to fix it yourself, but don’t ignore it!
2. Turn Off the Tap When Brushing Your Teeth
You can save up to 6 liters of water per minute if you turn off the tap while you’re brushing your teeth. Why let the water run when you’re not using it? Think about the small things you can do for your environment and how you can save water and you’ll realize that there is so much more we can do, just by making small changes to our routines.
1. Take Shorter Showers
Taking a long soapy shower in the evening has got to be one of the finest things in life, but when the future of the our planet is at stake, we should start making some changes and go green and we should begin with the things that give us the most pleasure. Nobody needs 20 minutes in the shower, so how about next time you only spend 5 minutes. You’ll save gallons of water! You owe Mother Earth this!
What other tips for saving water at home do you know? Would you like to share some with us? Are you planning to use any of our tips in your home?