One of the easiest ways to save money and keep healthy is to keep a water bottle handy. Drinking your eight glasses of water a day (more depending on what your level of activity is as well as the weather) can save so much money. Best of all it doesn’t even feel like a money saving venture, and it makes you feel better in the long run.
When you are drinking the right amount of water you seldomly want to drink more. Mainly, this is because your body is already filled with water and you aren’t thirsty. It reduces the amount you would spend at vending machines or on bottled soda, fruit juice or energy drinks. Drinking the right amount of water also helps you feel less hungry throughout the day. You will spend less on snacks or a drive-thru.
Keeps You Hydrated
Medically we need water for our bodies to function properly and clean themselves out. When your body isn’t getting enough water your internal organs need to work harder to clean out your system. You could end up with health problems due to lack of proper hydration such as a UTI. Your body also ends up hanging on to more garbage because there isn’t enough water in your system to flush it out.
There is also heat stroke or heat exhaustion to consider. Drinking water in the right amounts, as opposed to dehydrating fruit juice or soda, makes it less likely for you to have a run in with either of these conditions.
Water is healthier for you in other ways as well. It doesn’t contain acids, dyes, flavoring or an excess of sugar. In fact it’s the one drink that is a natural health benefit to your body. It can help you lose weight, and keep you regular. I’m sure we can all agree that is worth it’s weight in water.
Water is reported to be two thirds of the Earth. We have large oceans, flowing rivers, water that runs under ground. If that weren’t enough, it also falls from the sky. In spite of all this, water can be precious during times of drought and need to be saved. Let’s not forget it can also be very expensive to have water running to our homes. There are a few ways that we can save both water and money.
A leaky faucet or running toilet isn’t just an annoyance when you’re trying to get to sleep. It can also be an expensive little problem. Learn where you are able to turn off the water in your apartment or house until you can get in permanently fixed. Try to get the leak or toilet fixed as soon as possible. Not doing so could either run up your water bill or cause your apartment to change its policy on covering the water bill.
Water Filtration System
It’s enough to pay for the water that comes to your apartment. Do you really want to pay for bottled water as well? It’s good to get a water filtration system. Britta and Pur aren’t the only systems out there anymore. There are generic, less expensive options. It is also wise to carry a water bottle for each family member with you when you are out around town. You will know the water is clean and it will reduce the amount of bottled water that you will buy at gas stations and grocery stores. With that said, you may want to keep a little bottled water in stock at home, in case of emergency when the tap water is unavailable or unsafe.
Little tricks around the home can also save a good deal of money. For example, hanging a clothes line over the garden can water the garden and dry your clothes without spending money on energy or water. Instead of having a lawn, try having a rock garden. Using left over shower water combined with cleaning agents could clean your home just fine. Taking showers and limiting shower time can save a great deal of water and money. Even putting a brick in the tank of your toilet could reduce the amount of water that your toilet uses and save you money.
How do you save water and money in your home?