It’s the start of the school year again & families are trying to get back into the swing of things. We know mornings can be hectic, so we’ve put together some tips that will help save you time, water, money, and a headache.
Cut Down on Showering Time
A quick hair wash and a scrub down can be done in 10 minutes or less. If you can get it down to a five minute shower you’ll save 1,000 gallons of water per month. Bonus points if you brush your teeth in the shower. You would be surprised how many people do according to this poll.
Turn Off Water When Brushing Teeth
If you choose to brush your teeth outside of the shower, only turn on the water when you wet the brush and when you rinse. If you this you can save up to four gallons of water per minute. That’s 200 gallons a week if you live in a family of 4.
Watch What You Put in the Garbage Disposal
It might be easy to throw everything down the drain if you’re in a rush after breakfast but you really need to pay attention to what you put into it. Avoid pouring bacon grease down the drain because it will eventually solidify causing a clog. Also cereal, pancakes, potato peels & egg shells should be thrown into the garbage instead the garbage disposal.
Encourage Kids to Drink More Water
Another way you can save even more gallons of water per year is to put a pitcher of water in the fridge instead of waiting for the tap to run cool. Infuse flavor in the water by adding fresh fruits like strawberries, lemon, pineapple or cucumber and mint. It’s a tasty and healthy alternative to juices & sodas.