If the money coming into your household budget is less than the amount that is going out you need to make immediate changes that can help you get control of your finances. Taking some small steps can be just the initiative that you need to get your family on the right track as a team with the common goal of saving money. One of the areas that you can start with is water usage in your home. There are a plethora of new ideas, products, and technology in today’s marketplace that will help you reach your goal. Look at some of the strategies that you can use below to begin saving money and bringing your budget back into the black.

The Bathroom

Every family member uses this room in the home so that makes it the ideal place to begin to start saving money. You can trim your water bill by buying a shower or tub made from quality materials that will help your water usage decline. The Carron Axis Bath Collection is an example of a quality tub that keeps water hotter longer so your children won’t be adding more and more water as they bathe. You should also limit your shower time, invest in water-saving shower heads, and fill the tub as you are sitting in it at bath time.

Taps

You have taps throughout your home and if they’re leaking you are wasting a sizeable amount of water each day. Did you know that if your tap is dripping you are using an extra 5,500 litres of water that could be saved with a simple fix? Don’t hesitate to fix leaking taps immediately or you’ll have money just running down your drains. Use efficient taps and if you aren’t sure of which models are best ask your supplier for their recommendation.

Daily Grooming

The amount of water you use when performing your daily grooming habits can be expensive. Always brush your teeth without the tap running so you can save water. When you wash your hair, do a quick shampoo and rinse without a lot of time in between so that you won’t use an excessive amount of water. Run water in the basin when you are shaving so that you can rinse out your razor and continue to use the warm water that you have drawn up to use.

Full Loads Only

When you are washing clothes or dishes make sure that you have a full load to run through the cycle. Doing half loads can use much more water especially if you haven’t adjusted the setting accordingly and can increase the amount of water that you use weekly. Always use cycles that rinse your clothes and dishes and read your owner’s manual about how to set the water to coordinate with your loads.

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