Five Ways to Save Money in the Shower

You may not think of your morning shower as a great opportunity to save money, but there are a lot of little things you can do to reduce your cost of keeping clean and neat. Even if you’re still half asleep, that doesn’t mean that you want money needlessly running down the drain. Here are a few ideas on how you can save money when you take a shower:

Use less water: This is the biggest source of wasted money in your shower. There are lots of ways to cut this expense.

  • Take shorter showers. It may feel good to linger, but it costs money (plus warm water dries your skin, anyway). Setting a timer can help you rein in your shower time.
  • Try the “Navy shower.” In a Navy sh
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4 Responses to Five Ways to Save Money in the Shower

  1. Petunia says:

    Do people really throw away their shower curtains after only a few months??? I must live in a cave. . . a cave where I put my (vinyl) shower curtain into the washer with the towels every few months.

  2. Darrell says:

    Another way to reduce the amount of wasted water is to reuse the water. Catch the grey water into a bucket, then use it to fill the toilet!

  3. Melanie says:

    Another idea to reduce the cost of showering is to clean it with an inexpensive cleaner such as vinegar. It is a fabulous way of keeping drains and grout clean – and is also “green”!

  4. Gail says:

    Uh can’t believe that you didn’t mention take fewer showers. Stretch your mind back 40-50 years ago. Rarely were people showering/bathing every day. Back with one bathroom homes an 4-5 kids we were lucky to get baths twice a week. Most people, unless they are construction type workers, don’t really get dirty enough to NEED to shower daily. Someone that works in an air conditioned office and gets there and back in an air conditioned car and lives in an air conditioned house, really doesn’t need a daily shower.

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