How to save water in the bathroom

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Saving water in the home is simple when you know how, and there are many different ways to do just that in bathroom. From turning taps off when they are not in use to making your own cleaning spray, it comes down to a lot of awareness and a little action. With that in mind, let’s check out some of the best ways you can save water in your bathroom.

Water-Saving Basics

There are a number of ways to save water through changing how you use your bath. For one, make sure the taps aren’t leaking – that can lead to a lot of wasted water over a long period of time. Also, rather than fill the bath all the way and then waste some in the over spill, just half fill it and add a little more when you’re in. The idea of sharing a bath is a big no-no for some, but if you’re happy to do so it’s a great way of saving and can be a nice thing to do too.

Turn Off The Tap

All too often we leave the tap running. When we’re washing our face, brushing our teeth or even just wiping out the basin. In fact, there are plenty of ways you might never even have thought of to save money and the environment by not constantly running water. For example, cleaning your beauty tools. If you’re wondering how to clean a hairbrush whilst saving water, this is a great tip. Don’t just run it under the tap whilst you clean it, use a cup full of water when scrubbing and only turn the tap on to rinse when you’re finishing off.

Don’t Wait And Waste

No one likes hopping in a cold shower, so that’s why most of us let it run until it reaches a comfortable temperature. However, over the course of year that wastes an amazing amount of water. No one’s saying hop under freezing water! But you can catch it instead. Place a bucket underneath and use that water elsewhere, possibly for watering plants or cleaning.

Make Your Own Cleaning Solution

One of the best ways of saving water whilst cleaning your bathroom is to avoid using water where you can. How do I do that? you might be asking. It’s simple really; instead of using copious amounts of water to scrub and wipe down, make your own cleaning solution and fill a spray bottle with it. Rather than filling a sink and using half of the water from that, you’ll be using a fine mist which will be much more economical and environmentally friendly.

As you can see, there are many ways to save water in the bathroom. We’ve looked at a handful of obvious and not so obvious options – we’ve even looked at how to clean a hairbrush and save water – so now you can start to implement a more mindful (and less wasteful) approach. You won’t just be helping the environment; you might just knock a few pounds off your water bill too.

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