Okay so if you live in South Africa or even Southern Africa, you will know that we are currently going through one of the worst droughts in our history. I know in Durban we haven’t had a proper ‘rainy’ season for at least 2 years and even though we’ve had some wet weather in the past few days it just simply has not been enough to fill up our dams. I like to conserve water and pretty much any resource I have, we don’t leave taps running in our house, we turn off lights if we aren’t in a certain room, we recycle everything that is recyclable and probably some things that aren’t and, we even collect the cold water that comes out of our taps before the hot water begins.
So I thought I would share a few tips to help you to save water too… 😀 It is after all a precious resource;
- Turn off taps when you’re brushing your teeth or washing your hands or face.
- Instead of shaving in the shower use a cup or small basin of water to shave with and then rinse in the shower.
- Collect a bucketful or bottleful of water while waiting for the hot water to come out of the tap – use this to flush your toilet, water your garden, fill your pool, wash your hands, wash your makeup brushes, mop your floors – the list is endless!
- Use an aerator on your shower or bath to give you the same amount of pressure while using less water.
- Collect rainwater to water your gardens during hot periods of time
- Only wash full loads of laundry and only put the dishwasher on when it’s full
- Don’t run a full sink of water when doing only a feel dirty dishes
- Try to shower instead of bath and keep shower time to a minimum
- Don’t wash your hair every day – a biggie for most of us girls
- Don’t fill the bath up to the top… I know, how are you’re Lush bath bombs going to work if there isn’t a full bath full of bubbles, well hopefully it will be for a short time and you can have a wonderful luxurious bubble bath soon!
So that’s just a few little water saving tips, let me know how you save water in your home.