How To Save Water at Home with Zero Effort

 

Are you sick and tired of having to pay huge water bills? Maybe you just want to make sure that you are doing everything you can to try to conserve water so you can do your part for the environment. Either way, if you are ready to make a change but you don’t want to make life harder for yourself then it is more than possible for you to do something about this and you’d be surprised at how easy it can be.

Save Shower Water

You may find that when you are waiting for the shower to heat up, that you end up losing a lot of water. One way for you to save water here would be for you to put a bucket under the shower head while you’re waiting, so you can use the water to either flush your toilet or even to water your plants. Every little thing you can do really makes a difference, but if you don’t want to do this than you can easily get a tankless water heater installed. It isn’t hard to find the best tankless water heater online and this can save you hundreds every single year in energy bills.

Brushing your Teeth

Did you know that every minute, water comes out of the tap at a shocking 2.5 gallons a minute? With the average person brushing their teeth for two minutes a time, you are essentially wasting 5-10 gallons of water every single day. If you want to avoid this then wet your toothbrush and then turn off the tap. This is a brilliant way for you to cut back on the amount of water that you are using and if every family member does it, you can save a huge amount.

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Toilet Flushing

This may not sound pleasant, but if you think about it, the toilet is one of the most intensive features in your home when it comes to water. Every single time you flush, you are losing a huge amount of water, so think about it, do you really need to flush it every single time someone goes to the bathroom? Probably not, and when you do this in combination with other water-saving tricks, you can really make a difference.

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Pasta Water

When you cook pasta, you’ll need a good amount of water. Don’t let this go down the drain, and instead, put it in a pot and use it to water your plants. If you do this then you have to make sure that you let the water cool down before you pour it on your plants because if you don’t; then the boiling water may harm them. You also need to take note that if you have salted your pasta water heavily, then you may not be able to pour this on your plants, but this really does depend on the type of plants that you have and how robust they are.

Saving water has never been easier around the home, and the above tips could save gallons of water every single day which can make a huge difference to your monthly bills.

 

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19 thoughts on “How To Save Water at Home with Zero Effort

  1. My in-laws need to learn how to do this because where they are they are in a huge drought. I am going to share this with them because they could really use it right now.

  2. These are some great ideas! I love that it is so easy to save water, without really having to change much of your routine. I have to admit I am awful for not turning off the tap when I brush my teeth.

  3. Such great tips for conserving water. We are lucky and do not pay for our water because we have a well. So I have a terrible habit of allowing the water to just run when I do dishes. I will share these tips with my daughter-in-law as they have to pay for theirs. Thank you for a refreshing post.

  4. This is one of my pet peeves. I grew up on a farm with a well that often went dry, so I learned the importance of water conservation at a very early age. Your tips are spot on.

  5. Great tips on how to save water. With 5 daughters I need all the help I can get!! I keep forgetting about the pasta water. I read that tip a while ago.

  6. My husband always tell me that he doesn’t flushes the toilet when he used it because he waits for me to use, it saves water. I just find it a little gross, maybe if I use it first it would be fine lol

  7. We are very aware of our water consumption. My daughter is nine years old and the SeaWorld kid blogger. Because of her work with them for the past fiveish years she constantly tells us how to keep the oceans safe and use water appropriately! This is a great list of easy ways to conserve water.

  8. Actually tips about saving water while brushing teeth are eye opening. We have 4 people in a household and if we all start turning the water off while brushing teeth we will save… oh my!!

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