10 ways to conserve water and save money.
I ran across this article/infographic on Pinterest over the weekend and wanted to share. Because we strive to live as frugally as possible, these things have become a habit here. We can't afford to live any other way, so I am grateful that living frugally intertwines with taking care of the earth. Also, I think that after you become a parent conserving the earth becomes more real, so to speak. I know it did for me.
Great ways to conserve:
50 Ways to Conserve Water from Wholeliving.com
Articles from National Geographic on Conserving Water
100 Ways to Conserve Water
A few ways we conserve water:
1- Washing our towels once a week and using the same towel for the rest of the week.
2- Re-using the bathwater from bathing the girls to water my plants.
3- When its going to rain I try to remember to set some buckets/bowls on the porch to collect water.
5- I wear my clothes several times before washing, unless they need it. (stain, smell, etc)
6- We bought a water-efficient shower head right after moving into our first apartment in 2009 and have been using it ever since.
7- Washing our car at a drive-through (it uses less water and the chemical runoff is minimal, comparatively) I read somewhere that another family washes their car in the rain so that they aren't using any extra water and they have a fun family activity. Sounds fun to me!
8- Bathing together. (Obviously) The girls always bathe together and sometimes Ocean showers with me. (I am planning on keeping a bucket in the shower to catch water to reuse.)
9- Don't let water run while you are soaping up or when brushing your teeth.
10- Using only cold water to wash clothing.
Things I am working on:
- 5 minute showers. I am bad about using my shower as "me" time and probably wasting water.
- Hand-washing dishes efficiently. (when I do hand wash)
What are things that you do to conserve? I am always ready for a challenge in this area.