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Doing simple things like turning off water while handwashing dishes, and not rinsing them before putting them into the dishwasher (Scrap them instead), and turning it off while washing hands or brushing teeth can make big savings in your water bill. emoticon But remember, drink enough water!

- Submitted by MRSJARI 3/25/2010 in Saving Money | 5 Comments
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PENUMBRA52 3/25/2010 9:13:00 PM

    Turning off lights has been a life long habit instilled by my dad - I sometimes wonder if the next generation will continue this
ONECOOKIETWO 3/25/2010 8:21:00 PM

    My sister always turns off the shower between shampooing and rinsing her hair. That's great for her, but it's a little chilly for me!
MRSJARI 4/17/2010 5:12:00 PM

    If you are going to be in and out of the room, leave the lights on. But if you are leaving for a while, turn them off. A rule of thumb I use with lights is that if they are incandescent, if I am going to reuse them in a minute or less, leave them on. If they are fluorescent, the time if 5 minutes. If I'm not retuning within that time, I turn them off.
MAEB47 4/16/2010 10:26:00 PM

    I find it best for us to leave the light on rather then to keep flipping the light on and off every 5/10 minutes
MRSJARI 3/26/2010 4:43:00 PM

    I have tried that, but have found it chilly, also. So what I do is decrease the amount of water while scrubbing, and to keep me warm, then increase it again to rinse

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