When it comes to living in this economy you have to be aware of every dollar that you spend. It is easy to cut back on buying new things but what do you do when the problem is your water bill? It isn’t as if you could hop the fence and use the neighbors hose instead of taking a shower right? But you are in luck. There are some things that can be done to lower your water bill without being arrested for trespassing!
Brushing your Teeth
The first thing is the simplest thing that you could possibly do to save water. Actually save water! While brushing your teeth, do not leave the water running. Use it to rinse, wet the toothpaste and rinse again but do not leave it on while you brush your teeth. Doing that is just wasting water and making your water bill higher.
Buy one of those new pressure control nozzles for your shower. They keep the pressure on high while using the least amount of water. Now, I know that this sounds impossible but I promise it is a real thing and it does actually help. You would be surprised how much water you waste just by taking a shower without this nozzle.
When doing laundry make sure that you only fill it as much as you have to. The clothes will spin and turn and flip all over the place so they don’t even need to be completely covered. Also only doing laundry when you have a full load is best.
Never use the dishwasher after every meal or even necessarily every day. Use it only when it is completely full. If you use it as little as possible you will save way more water than you think.
For those of you who do not have a dishwasher, while washing dishes do not leave the water on the whole time. Try this method. Use the sponge on all of the dishes and stack the soapy ones to the side. Then when they are all clean and just need to be rinsed you rinse them all at once and as quickly as you can.
Collect rain water to use for showering and dishwater. There are systems that do that and filter it so that it is safe to use.
Also, fix any leaky faucets in your home immediately. I know that to you it just looks like a drop of water but it adds up fast to a lot of water, water that you aren’t even using in fact. So if you do all of these 7 things that are simple enough you will be shocked at the difference in your water bill. The money can finally go where it is actually useful, to buy cute shoes and other pretty things. For all of the men out there, it can go towards your dream car fund or something manly like that. It is your money. Make sure that you aren’t literally just flushing it down the toilet.
Richard Reminton is a home improvement and life hacks blogger. He also works for Absolute DP, a plumbing services in Toronto. Head over to their blog to see more tips and tricks on plumbing and draining. You can be sure any of your plumbing and draining problems will be fixed if you opt for plumbing services from Absolute Draining & Plumbing.