Time To Say Goodbye To Your 1980s Toilet

Old Toilet

If you have been sitting on the same bathroom throne since the 1980's or longer, it may be time to consider replacing your toilet, even if it works well.  If your toilet works well, the decision may come down to what makes the most financial sense. If you're debating whether or not you really want to go to the trouble of putting in a new toilet, there are a few reason why you should replace your vintage throne with a modern one. If you are doing a bathroom makeover, and the look of your … [Read more...]

Clean Water for the Lowest Cost

Editor’s Note: From time to time we entertain guest articles. Today’s guest article was written by Sam Peters. ++++++++++ Regardless of their water source, people want safe drinking water free from contaminates. In urban areas, consumers trust public officials to supply safe water, but in rural areas, individuals are responsible for testing their own water supply. Nevertheless, both groups want safe water at a minimum cost. Although people cannot change their water rates or supplies, … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #470 – Inside – Don’t Use Water To Defrost Frozen Food

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 470, Do Not Use Water To Defrost Frozen Food.  I am as guilty of doing this as anyone. I forget to plan dinners in sufficient time, forcing me to quickly defrost food. Simply plan just a little better and just a little more in advance and you won't need to use water to … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #469 – Inside – Use Water From Boiled/Steamed Veggies as Broth

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 469, Use Water From Boiled/Steamed Veggies As Broth. My mom is famous for doing this...as was at least one visitor to DailyHomeRenoTips.com who recommended this great water saving tip to us. Why throw that delicious high nutrient filled water down the drain? Use it to … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #468 – Inside – Use Bath Towels Multiple Times Before Washing

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 468, Use Bath Towels Multiple Times Before Washing. There is, typically, no need to wash bath towels after every single bath or shower. Simply hang them up to dry properly and you can use them again. Heck, if you hang them properly on towel racks (not on the floor!) … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #467 – Inside – Use Compost or Green Bin, Not Sink Garbarator

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 467, Use Compost or Green Bin, Not Sink Garbarator. These devices can be addictively convenient. There you are, near the sink and trying to put a plate in the dishwasher. It can be more convenient to simply scrape the food scraps off the plate into the sink's … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #466 – Inside – Having Everything Ready Before Starting Shower

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 466, Have Everything Ready Before Starting Your Shower. We know that you do not turn on your shower and then leave to go get your towel, shampoo, soap, etc.? Or do you? Having everything ready before you turn on the shower means you will be ready to do when the water … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #465 – Inside – Use Lettuce Spinner vs Washing Under Faucet

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 465, Use a Lettuce Spinner vs Washing Your Lettuce Under a Faucet. Yes, you need to clean all fruits and vegetables you buy before eating them. When it comes to lettuce, use what I call a lettuce spinner. It uses just a little water to clean the amount of lettuce you place … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #464 – Inside – Know How Much Water Indoor Plant Needs

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 464, Know How Much Water Your Indoor Plants Need. Not only will you waste money by over watering indoor plants, but you will also run the risk of causing damage to them. You wouldn't water a cactus plant every day would you? Well, each plant has its own unique watering … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #463 – Inside – Match Water Level To Laundry Load

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 463, Match Water Level To Laundry Load. Always try to do only full laundry loads. Yet, if you must wash a small amount of clothes in your clothes washing machine, don't forget to reduce the amount of water used in that load. This also lets you use less detergent and … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #462 – Inside – Put Food Coloring in Toilet Tank; Leak If Into Toilet

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 462, Find a Leaking Toilet By Putting Food Coloring In The Toilet Tank. Another way to find if a toilet of yours is leaking water internally is to place food coloring into the toilet's tank. If you have a really slow leak you might not hear anything. Yet, if you see food … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #461 – Inside – Scrape All Paint Off Paint Brushes Before Cleaning

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 461, Scrape Paint Off Paint Brushes Before Cleaning. For me painting is not fun. Yet, whether you like or dislike painting once you do you will need to clean the paint out of the brushes. You can simply place them under a faucet of running warm water. Or, you can first … [Read more...]

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