Cloth Diaper Laundry
- Hang dry your diapers. It'll use less energy and make your diapers last longer
- Use an environmentally friendly detergent
- Add other dirty clothes (baby clothes work awesome) to your diaper laundry (after the pre-rinse if you find this icky). You'll reduce the number of loads your household does
- Have enough diapers to do laundry every 2-3 days instead of daily
- Flushing less often (if its yellow, let it mellow. If it's brown, flush it down!)
- Taking shorter showers (you are a parent, long showers went out the window with sleep, eating sitting down and privacy any way)
- Water your garden with harvested rainwater caught in rain barrels
- Plant water wise plants around your home
- Stop watering your lawn and tell your neighbours you are going green (added bonus - you don't have to water the lawn!)
- Fix any leaking taps around the house
- Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth - water comes out 2.5 gallon per minute. Turn off the faucet after you wet your brush, and only turn back on when you need to rinse.
- Replace old toilets with low flow, efficient shower heads and faucets, water sense rated dishwasher and washing machines
- Don't run your dishwasher or washing machine until its full
- Water your plants in the early morning - the cooler weather means less water to evaporate
What other ideas do you save water around the home? Let's keep the conversation going.
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