5 ways to save water while cleaning
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5 ways to save water while cleaning

Although it seems intimidating, using less water at home is possible! Whether in the kitchen, bathroom, or garden, read on for water conservation tricks.

We all try to be creative when it comes to consciously using less water without sacrificing the cleanliness of our homes. Whether it’s come down to using a shorter laundry cycle, swapping in hand washing for a dishwasher, we have five ways for you to find out how to use less water in your home. Read on for a quick explanation of how you can make a difference:

Five Ways to Save Water around the House

  1. How to Save Water in the Kitchen

When it comes to saving water in the kitchen, a fast and easy solution is to invest in a dishwasher. This change not only encourages more efficient use of water, but can make a huge impact on your water bill as well.

Run the machine only when it is full and choose the eco-wash option when you can. Use a high quality dishwashing tablet (like Persil PowerPro dishwashing tablets) that will work well on a quick wash, and you’ll be well on your way to knowing how to save water in the kitchen.

  1. How to Use Less Water Doing Laundry

Using water-efficient products like Persil small and mighty bio detergent is another great place to start when you’re exploring how to use less water at home. Any detergent that performs well at low temperatures (30 degrees Celsius) can also do the job on the eco setting – a winning combination!

  1. How to Save Water in the Bathroom

Bathroom water conservation has a huge impact on using less water in general, considering most bathrooms have sinks, tubs, and showers providing easy access to water of all temperatures! As such, the bathroom is also a favourite of germs, so keeping all of the surfaces within this space clean is essential.

The good news is that saving water in the bathroom has never been easier. Cif Floor Cleaners eliminate the need for a bucket of water as you can use them direct from the bottle. Simple and clean.

  1. Ways to Save Water in the Garden

If you are lucky enough to have a garden to maintain at home, consider re-using water from other activities when giving plants a much-needed drink. This type of water, sometimes referred to as grey water, can come from a number of sources – such as leftover water from hand-washing clothes, dishes, and baby toys. This water is not exactly ‘clean’ but also is not so toxic that it would negatively impact the green life in your garden.

Alternatively, saving water in the garden is another quick way to cut back on water bills. Use a water butt to catch rainwater and distribute amongst your plants and lawn. Re-purposing water in this way can double the value of water you’ve already used.

  1. How to Use Less Water While Washing Your Hands

This tip is pretty straightforward, but easy to forget: Don’t run the tap while you scrub! When you’re washing your hands, get enough soap and water in your hands to get a good lather going, then turn the tap off. Make sure you get between your fingers and under your nails and turn the tap back on to rinse. In the midst of the water running over your hands, simply allow a little clean water to wash over the tap you touched when your hands were soapy. All clean!

Now that you have five new ways to save water at home, enjoy the benefits: a cheaper water bill and the knowledge that you’re doing your part to reduce, reuse, and recycle!

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One of the most impactful ways to save water at home is to swap out hand washing dishes for a dishwasher! They are proven to use less water and most modern brands offer an eco-wash option if you don’t have a full load of dishes.