At Lowes we are seeing more trends that see people doing their bit for the planet. Greener homes and more environmentally aware people means more green products and ideas. With a Lowes Money Off Coupon from We Are Coupons you can save money on all the eco-friendly products and materials from Lowes. There are many ways to save energy in the home and most of us know how to switch of lights and change to LED bulbs. When it comes to saving water we struggle a bit. Here are a few ways to save water (and money) in your kitchen.
Use your dishwasher
Contrary to popular belief dishwashers use very little water. Modern dishwashers use so little water that they are 10 to 20 more water efficient than filling a basin with water and washing by hand. Using a dishwasher that has been well stacked for efficient washing over hand washing can lower your water consumption dramatically by up to 1,000 gallons each month!
Don’t Run the Tap to Scrub
No matter how well you stack your dishwasher there is always something that needs to be washed by hand. Most of us naturally run the tap to scrub the items under and leave it running for the duration of cleaning (admit it. You do.) This automatic human process uses a lot of water for a small task. Rather fill the sink or basin with water then scrub the item or items clean and you will save many gallons of water and get your items just as clean.
Designated cups and glasses
If you are drinking water through out the day or drinking coffee, use a designated cup or glass. This will save on washing up and by saving on washing up you save on water use. This is a really simple way of saving a surprising amount of water. Many times we save water simply by thinking as we all take our water very much for granted.
Cook with Less Water
Finding ways to cook using less water is essential. One immediate way is to was food in a bowl of water rather than a running faucet. Running faucets are a massive convenience but they use a lot more water than most of us imagine. When it comes to cooking use less water to cook, using a steamer can cook layers of vegetables with just half a pot of water compared to boiling them all in different pans. Another cooking tip is to defrost food slowly rather than under a flowing faucet, don’t be in such a rush.
Ice is water and yet when we drop it on the floor or have left over ice in an ice bucket we pour it down the sink. This is wasted water. Use dropped ice cubes or left over ice in an ice bucket to water your indoor plant. Your plants will think they are in heaven as the ice melts and slowly waters them.