When it comes to saving the environment, you have to keep in mind that the little things you do add up. The little tweaks you do – like conserving water – not only save you money but can also help a much larger cause.
You don’t have to go out on a limb to save water – like we said, the little tweaks you do make a huge impact. There are a million ways you can save water without you even noticing. Read through this entry to know more.
Use a bucket in the shower
Placing a bucket under your faucet when you shower allows you to save water that would otherwise go down the drain. We unconsciously waste water whenever we let the faucet run while we shower.
You can opt to use the water you saved to flush your toilet or water your plants. Now that’s what you call multi-tasking.
Don’t throw things in the toilet
Flushing down foreign objects (such as tissue, paper and other things) down your toilet can waste a whole lot of water and can even cause your toilet to break down. Don’t risk ruining your toilet by putting your seat cover’s lid down when not in use.
Turn off the faucet when you brush your teeth
Most of us make a habit of letting the faucet run whenever we brush our teeth – may it be for convenience of plain oversight. You might be surprised by the many ways you can conserve water just by being more aware of your consumption habits.
Turn off the faucet when brushing your teeth and have a glass nearby which you can fill with water you can use for rinsing afterwards.
If it’s yellow let it mellow. If it’s brown, flush it down
This tip might not be everyone’s cup of tea but if you really want to cut back on your water consumption, you might want to be more discerning when it comes to flushing
Wash your clothes only when you have a full load
Washing your clothes in small batches can waste water and electricity altogether. Opt to wash your clothes only when you have a full load for a more efficient use of your resources. This can be a great time-saver, too!
Call a pro to check for leaks
This may take a bit of effort on your part but having a pro check your plumbing for possible leaks can actually help you conserve water. Tiny leaks throughout your home can add up so make sure to have your home checked from time to time.
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