Easy Ways To Save Water Everyday

If you live in California, you have more than likely heard about the dreadful drought that is currently plaguing our state and drying it up to unprecedented levels. Even if you don't live in California, or aren't aware of any sort of drought, the truth is that it is important to know about how a drought can affect you, and more importantly, how you can make an effort to save, preserve, and conserve water usage in order to contribute to a healthier environment with a greater amount of resources to go around for everybody.

The good news is that, in the wake of any sort of water restriction or warning of excessive water usage and consumption, people are always finding out about smart and clever ways to save and preserve such a valuable resource as we know water to be.

I recently came across an article post by Care 2 that provides some pretty unusual, yet still very helpful, tips and tricks on how to preserve water and practice water conservation on an every day basis. The truth is that these tips and tricks can and, I would argue, should be applied to everyone regardless of the current state of resources in the United States, since using excess amounts of water is pretty easy to do in this day and age, even though it can have such a devastating affect on our environment.

To start, as strange or unhygienic as it may seem, you may be able to get away with showering every other day. At the very least, most of us can and actually should be skipping washing our hair at least every other day. As long as your skin and hair can handle it, on the days that you don't take a full shower, you can use baby powder to eliminate odor and freshen up the skin, and it can also be used as a dry shampoo to soak up oil. As for oils, using olive oil as a natural skin cleanser is one more great way to save water, since the oil will more than likely be able to be absorbed into your skin. This will work to cleanse, moisturize, and unclog the pores of your skin. 

Other ways you can save water include turning off the faucet while brushing your teeth and hand washing your dishes. You should also do your best to make sure that you are only using the dishwasher or washing machine when you have full loads, in order to reduce the amount of times you need to use these machines.

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