Are you struggling with taking shorter showers? Everyone knows that a shorter shower means saving not only water, but money as well. And as you know, both are precious resources! If you want to learn how to take shorter showers and save, then take a look at these 5 helpful tips for taking shorter showers. When you give these tips a try, you can enjoy shorter showers and save time, water, and money!
5 Tips for Taking Shorter Showers
1. Set a timer.
This seems obvious, but so many people don’t do it. Get a battery operated timer that you can hang directly in your shower. Set it for 7 minutes, which is the perfect amount of time to get what you need done. This way, you have a visual in front of you and can keep track of how long you have been showering.
2. Turn on your favorite song.
Turn on your favorite song at the start of your shower. Know that when the song ends, it is time to finish up. Most songs are about four minutes long, so this gives you four minutes plus a minute to get in and two minutes to get out. Perfect!
3. Keep your toiletries organized.
If everything you need is at your fingertips, you don’t need to worry about wasting time fumbling for them. Keep toiletries organized on a shower shelf so all you need to do is grab them and go.
4. Make it a team effort.
Have the whole family strive to take shorter showers. This way, you can encourage each other and hold each other accountable. It is a lot harder to take a long shower when someone is tapping on the door reminding you of the family effort!
5. Track your savings.
Make a note of the savings on your water bill, and also of how much time you are saving in the morning. When you see these savings add up, you can be encouraged to keep striving for shorter showers.
Taking shorter showers doesn’t need to a pain. In fact, it can be quite simple and you can still get the shower you need to get the job done. Give these 5 tips for taking a shorter shower a try and see what a difference they can make for you!
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Another idea to cut water usage in the shower is to turn the water off when soaping or shampooing. I had no idea how controversial my suggestion is, but if you have to pee, go while showering.