1. Turn off the water while you're doing dishes or brushing your teeth. It's that easy. If you want to be a real rockstar, try a navy shower: turn off the tap while you're sudsing. (Or, move into an apartment that has an extremely limited hot water supply so your showers are never more than 5 minutes anyway.)
2. Toilet Talk: older toilets use up to seven gallons of water per flush, but less than a gallon is required. The simple fix is to place a brick or a plastic bottle filled with water/gravel in the toilet tank. Another easy fix? If it's yellow, let it mellow, unless you've eaten asparagus. (That's not part of the original phrase, but it's an important caveat.)
3. If you're a renter like me, it's hard to be motivated to make upgrades to your living space. However, for just a few dollars, you can save money AND energy. My drafty apartment had leaky doors, so for $3.75 at my local Ace Hardware, I added weatherstripping to the front door. Whereas before I could hear and feel the cold air seeping in, my space is now quieter and retains heat better. Everybody wins!
|I'm pretty sure this is the same stuff I used - the website carries a 5-pack.|