Great Reader Tips: On Conserving Water at Home

Great Reader Tips: On Conserving Water at Home

Stephanie Kinnear
Nov 28, 2008

Saving water at home is an important chore. It takes a little thought -- and, sometimes, some advanced planning, but it doesn't have to be hard.

In fact, we've taken away countless water saving tips from the comments on various posts here at Re-nest.

We've gathered a few of our favorites after the jump. Please add your own tips!

From BrainBlondie:
Best suggestion: ( i do this and it REALLY works) make a SHOWER playlist on your ipod, make it last for however long you want and play your ipod in the shower! it's an enjoyable timer!

From whytephoenix:
I give my kitties (home-)distilled water and when that's sat for a day, it goes into my orchids, which are hard-water haters. I usually collect the water that comes out when i'm waiting for the shower to warm up and use it for plants or cleaning. it's probably a proverbial drop in the bucket (pardon my pun) but I try to reclaim as much waste as I can.


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From hazel 8:
I don't wash my car often, but to extend the time between washes, I wash only the windows (inside and out) with a glass cleaner (green, of course). Its nice to see out the windows clearly and makes the car feel cleaner.

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From Justin (the first one):
If you live on an island, as I do part-time, the motto is:

"In these isles of sun and fun,
We never flush for number one".

From iloveOrange:
Installing a faucet pedal will help - it keeps hands free and saves even more water by cutting out the time it takes to turn the faucet on and off with your hands.

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