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One of the biggest ways of saving money is to save water. On top of saving money on your water bills, you’ll be doing your bit for the planet and living a more sustainable lifestyle.
Who likes to save money on water bills? Silly question, everyone does! So if that’s you, here are some handy hacks to help you save water.
10 Hacks to Save Water at Home
- Turn off the shower when you’re shampooing your hair and/or body to save water. It’s such an easy thing to do but sometimes we just don’t realise the difference it makes.
- Shower with a buddy. This one always gets the giggles but it’s so obvious that this is a water saver. So go out a get yourself a shower buddy and start saving water today.
- Shorten your shower time. If you can’t find a shower buddy, don’t fret. You can still save water by cutting your shower time from 10 min to 5 mins, maybe even 3 mins if you’re quick.
- Wash when the dishwasher or washing machine is full. It goes without saying, washing with half loads means you’ll be using more water for washing. That’s why it’s always a good idea to wash with a full load.
- Fix any and if possible all leaks. Do you have that one leaky tap that you just never get around to? Well, if the water is wasted, this could be slowly adding to your water bill. Try to fix leaky taps sooner than later.
- Wash your car at the car wash. These days most car washes are fitted with water systems that are efficient and save water.
- Water your garden, veggie patch or outdoor plants early in the morning. Why? As it’s cooler in the morning, you don’t need as much water. Warning – Do not water at night, this could create mould growth.
- Use the half flush on the toilet. Most toilets have the option of full flush and half flush. If you have this option at home, use the half flush more often. A little flush goes a long way.
- Install a rainwater tank. If you don’t have a rainwater tank installed at your home, get one, this can save you heaps.
- Install water saving fixtures. By investing in water saving fixtures, like water efficient shower heads, dish washes and washing machines, it will make it easier to save water.
If we could all do something to start conserving more water, together we could do our bit and make a difference. Who knows, we could even help prevent global warming by saving water.
What are some good tips, handy hacks that you could do to save water? Let’s discuss below in the comments section.