The spring and summer seasons are when many of us enjoy doing projects around the house and taking family trips out of town. These trips and projects require money – and, the more budget we can afford to these activities, the better prepared we can be for anything.
By preparing early for your spring and summer activities, you can make sure to have plenty of budget, supplies, and time to get everything done. And, this time of year is a perfect time to start because the weather is mild enough that you won’t be inspired to get started on your projects, but you can certainly take some planning steps.
One major way to save money each month, is to improve your daily habits around the house with respect to utility usage. Your utility bills can easily get out of hand depending on how you are using your appliances and plumbing fixtures. This is especially true for water usage.
Luckily, there are many things that you can do to save water around your home starting now. Some are fairly typical, while others are a little more out of the box:
- Check under your sinks for leaks. Under the sink leaks can be very sneaky as they don’t show any signs of trouble until the water is pouring out the front of the cabinet – which, is usually too late. Make it a point to check under your sinks regularly.
- Turn the water off to your outside water spigots – especially during the winter months. Only turn then on when you know you are going to use them and then turn them off again.
- Investigate toilet tank weights for displacing the water in the tank.
Saving water around your home can have a big impact on your monthly utility bills. But, also it is a great thing to do for the environment. For instance, did you know that each time you flush your toilet it uses anywhere from five to seven gallons of water? Multiply that by the number of people in your home, by the number of times they use the bathroom, and that is a lot of water!