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Water conservation is necessary

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Water conservation is necessary because you save money and help the world be a better place to live in.
Water conservation is being practiced by people across the country and in many other countries around the world.

Some of the basic advantages of water conservation are:

  1. You save money on utility bills.
  2. It helps in preventing water pollution.
  3. It can even help in extending the life of our septic system. This can happen if there is a reduction in soil saturation.
  4. Someone across the lane or somewhere else in the world is getting water because you are conserving it for them.

So, how can you practice water conservation at home?

Here are some of the ways to do it.

1. Check for leaks

Moving around in your home, you should check every faucet and pipe to be sure that there is no leakage. Even if you notice a drip, get it repaired.

Leakages are often seen in toilets. So, check them properly.

2. Water saving faucets

You should look for water saving faucets and save water.

3. Insulation

Insulating your water pipes is easy and inexpensive. So, get it done. This will help you get hot water quickly and prevent wasting water as it heats up.

4. Cutting down water waste

There are a number of ways in which you can cut down your water waste at home. One of the ways to do so is by putting float booster or plastic bottles in your toilet tank. In this, you should put an inch of sand (or use pebbles) to add some weight to it. Next, you should fill the bottles with water, lids should be screwed and then place them in the toilet talk.

If this sounds a bit difficult, you can simply buy a tank bank or float booster from Sears.com. Sears.com offers a variety of inexpensive float boosters. So, you can get the same at an affordable price. With minimal investment, you can save gallons of water on a yearly basis.

So, if you are planning to buy one, visit Sears.com and get it.

Additionally, you can even look for coupon codes so that you can get exciting discounts on your purchases. While looking for coupon codes for Sears.com, make sure that you look for them at popular coupon sites like ChameleonJohn because trusted coupon sites will help you get the best coupon that can be clubbed with discounts and offers available at online stores.

5. Shower session

It feels good to enjoy a long shower session. However, you are spending dollars for that. Don’t think that you are not paying for it. You are paying for your shower sessions too. So, keep it small and conserve water.

6. Shaving

While shaving, make sure that you rinse the razor in the sink by filling it with warm water. Using running water to rinse your razor is bad because you are simply wasting water. Avoid doing it.

Apart from this, if you have a suggestion to share, please let us know about it in the comments.

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House for keeps

bahay naminOur house may be simple and lacks the amenities rich people enjoy but we make sure ours is clean with kitchen floor mat to boot. We built this house from our meager savings. This is where we start building our dreams and raise our family of four.

However, the land where our house was built 17 years ago is yet to be claimed our own technically. We are paying a monthly amortization and it will take us years before we finish paying the whole amount. Hubby and I are looking forward to settle all our obligations hopefully in 10 years.

We just love this place and this is where we intend to grow old together.

My mom’s place

My mom and my four nieces and nephews have finally found a place to settle. It’s a small apartment with one room, bathroom, kitchen and sink and a small space that share the dining area and living room. It may be small but the supply of water is adequate for their daily need. Unlike their previous apartments, the new place has good amenities and a quieter neighbourhood.

Even If I don’t live with them, I’m aware of the problems my mom experienced with her previous landlord. They moved in summer of last year. When rainy months came, the ceiling of their apartment turned into virtual shower area. There were a lot of small punctures in the roof which the landlord refused to fix. So my mom and the kids moved out as soon as they find another place to rent.

The experience has taught my mom a lesson. Now she knows what to look for in a new place like good amenities. She doesn’t want another leaking faucet or creaking floor to be a burden in the future. I’m glad that she is also aware that the place has to be accessible to the public transport. Their new apartment is located near the school where my niece is planning to enrol next year. It is also accessible to the market place so buying fresh products is no longer a problem to my mom. She can always visit the market to buy her favorite milkfish.

If you are living near my mom’s place, she can provide you with lots of tips, good and bad experiences she has in dealing with apartment managers. But if you are living in the United States, Move.com can help you look for apartments or property to rent. Millions of properties across the US are currently available for rent. I’m sure you can find the best place to suit your needs.