Home and Living: Simple Tips on How to Save Water in your Household

Concerns about the environment are ever increasing, as are our concerns for our own pockets. One way to ease both these concerns is taking action against your own water usage. Water can be an expensive commodity, and at times is in short supply in many places around the world.

There are a number of different ways you can do to save water, ranging from simple tips you can implement in your everyday life to products which might cost to buy, but will save you money in the long run.

One very easy thing to remember is when brushing your teeth, washing the dishes, soaping your body, shampooing your hair, or shaving your legs, do not leave the tap running; by switching it off you can conserve over 25 gallons of water a month. Make sure to always monitor your kids too when they are washing; don’t let them play with taps for the sake of it.

Another tip is to update your old bathroom appliances. If your bath or toilet leaks even a millilitre of water a day, it’s still water that’s just going down the plug. There are even baths out there such as the Ideal Standard Concept Water Saving Bath. This one saves water with its ingenious design – a gradual slope means that it needs less water to fill it but is also more comfortable than a standard bath.

Installing a more efficient flushing toilet will also save you more than you’d imagine every year. If you can’t afford to do this immediately, there are displacement devices readily available that you can place in the tank of your toilet, which will conserve a significant amount of water.

You can also opt to reuse water every now and then. After rinsing the dishes or your clothes, you can reuse the water to clean the yard, lawn, garage, or your bathroom. And, when you are cleaning your car or watering the plants, try your best to avoid using a water house.

With a small amount of time and effort, you’ll be saving yourself money while also helping out the planet.

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Ellen is a blogger, a web content writer, a researcher, a stalker, an entrepreneur wanna-be, a resourceful moneymaker, a big fan of Supernatural TV shows, a household queen, and a mom of four.

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