Easy Home Water-Saving Tips

If you’re like us, you’re always looking for a way to save money – and help the environment! Luckily, there are many things we can do to reduce our water consumption. Here are some tips!

Turn Off the Faucet

As you wash your hands or brush your teeth, get in the habit of turning off the water when you’re not actively using it. This seemingly small task can save a ton of water: During a typical 20-second hand wash, you use nearly three-quarters of a gallon!

Dish It

Make sure you only run your dishwasher with a full load and skip the pre-rinse. You might be surprised that running a fully loaded dishwasher conserves more water than washing them by hand. No dishwasher? No problem! Just make sure you plug the sink and use a wash basin.

Run a Short Cycle

Much like your dishwasher, when it comes to laundry, only run full loads. Opt for the shortest cycle, say no to any extra rinses, say yes to cold water, and avoid permanent press because it uses both hot and cold water.

Change Up Your Shower Routine

Few things in life compare to a long, hot, relaxing shower. But unfortunately, doing this is a big waste of water (a typical shower uses 5-10 gallons per minute!). You can save a lot of water by turning off the shower while you lather up.

Ditch the Disposal

Using a garbage disposal requires water, so instead of sending scraps down the sink, consider composting. Not only is this a great way to save water, but compost can work wonders on your garden.

Save the Rain

And speaking of gardening, plants love water, and, luckily, nature can just give us that. So, if you have the space and materials available, consider installing rain barrels and using rainwater for your garden.

Fix Leaks Fast

If you think you have a leak, contact a professional immediately to take control of the issue early. Leaks can cost a small fortune if they don’t get the proper attention.

Get Resourceful

There are a ton of ways we can save water throughout our day. Drop ice cubes on the floor? Instead of kicking them under the fridge, place them on a houseplant for extra hydration. Steamed vegetables for dinner? Use the water to create a tasty soup stock.

Do you have any easy water-saving tips? Share them with us in the comments below!


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