Showering is something we all do at least once a day, heck if you’re going out the evening you probably like to have a second shower in order to freshen up. Showering is a part of your routine that you probably don’t even think about, much less associate with money spending or saving. Today’s article will teach you eight tips on how to be more frugal when it comes to money saving, and how being more responsible when you shower can help both your wallet and the environment.
Limit you shower time
Limiting your time in the shower will obviously reduce the amount of water you use and therefore your water bill. Simple and easy.
Look at your shower head
If you don’t already have one, why not invest in a water efficient shower head. Like tip no. 1, this will reduce the amount of water you waste.
Wear a shower cap
Wearing a shower cap will stop your hair getting wet and will mean you only need to wash it every other day. Washing your hair takes a lot more water so it’s a good idea to buy yourself a cap and therefore use less water. You’ll look silly but you’ll be saving cash.
Pinch hotel supplies
The little packets of shower gel, shampoo, and conditioner you get in hotel rooms are included in the price of your room. If you have any left over at the end of a stay then be sure to take them home with you. They may not be of the highest quality but they’ll do the job and only last a few days anyway.
Turn down your water heater
The higher the temperature of your hot water heater is, the more energy it uses. Turn it down to an acceptable level and you’ll save in the long run.
Shower at the gym
Almost all gyms have showering facilities so if you have a gym membership then always shower there after you’ve had a workout. Gym showers aren’t the most luxurious but it’s better to use their water than yours.
Make your toiletries last longer
When you are almost at the end of a bottle of shampoo or conditioner, fill the container with water and use that to get wash with. It works just as well and will stop you from wasting any of the product.
Turn the water off when you’re not using it
Only use water when you need to rinse off soap or shampoo. Having the water running whilst you’re scrubbing yourself or applying hair conditioner is just a waste and will make your water bill increase. Only turn on the shower when it’s time to rinse.