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Conserve in the Kitchen

Conserve in the Kitchen
  • If you wash dishes by hand, fill one half of the sink with soapy water and the other with clean water instead of letting the water run.

  • Place a pitcher of water in the refrigerator instead of letting the tap run to get a cool drink.

  • Water your houseplants with water saved from washing your fruits and vegetables, waiting for the water to warm up, or even when you clean your fish tank!

  • Select one glass to use for drinking each day. If you do this, your dishwasher will take longer to fill up and it will not need to be run as frequently.

  • Thaw foods in the refrigerator or in a bowl of hot water instead of using running water.

  • Let your pots and pans soak instead of letting the water run while you clean them.

  • Purchase an instant water heater for your kitchen sink so you donít waste water while it heats up.

  • Scrape the food on your dishes into the garbage instead of using water to rinse it down the disposal.

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