This blog was started, and is intended to illustrate that environmentalism happens through small acts, is not difficult, and that it does not always have to be some big life changing event that forces you to live in the tree tops with no electricity. All that being said, one of my small acts was to start this blog to gain some friends to help me save the world.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Bath Time

Last night as I was giving the smallest member of our household a bath I started thinking about ways to reuse the bath water (aka grey water).  Now there is only one human member and two four legged members of this house that actually take baths (some more than others), as showers are much more efficient at conserving water (that is if you keep the shower short).  Anyway, lasts nights bath was particularly short, and although I do not fill the tub up very much at all, I still felt like it was a lot of good water that could have been used for something.  So I did a little research a found a few easy (maybe) ways to reuse the grey water.  Now if you are like me, then means are limited, and afford one of those fancy grey water tanks that store the water.  But if you are cheap, like me, there are ways around it, called a bucket.  Now with said bucket you can:
  1. Use the water to flush the toilet.  Side note, if it is yellow let it mellow, if it is brown flush it down (been meaning to work this in for a while).
  2. Water the plants with it.  This is the obvious one.
  3. Use it for the first cycle of the washing machine.  This was an interesting way to reuse that I found at
  4. If you are not in the mood for running between the bathroom and the laundry room, then just  let some of your really muddy clothes pre-soak in the water before washing them.
So that is all I could come up with, but I am sure there have to be more ways to reuse it.  Hopefully they are cheap and easy ways.  And if anyone knows of some more ways let me know.  My goal is to create the top ten ways to reuse bath water (aka grey water ;) ).

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