Help Save the Environment- Have a Quickie!

Posted by Mrs Money on June 15th, 2009

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It’s summer time, and what better way to celebrate than with a quickie?  A quickie in the shower, that is.  Sorry; I couldn’t resist.  From June 15-July 15 I am challenging you to taking a quickie shower.  Why?  Because saving water saves money and the environment!  Awesome!

Here are some tips to get you started:

1. Take a “Navy shower”.  Less than 5 minutes, and turn the water off while you are soaping up (your body and shampooing).

2. Take a kitchen timer into the bathroom with you.  Leave it far from the shower and set it for 5 minutes.  When those 5 minutes are up, you’ll be racing out of the shower to turn that timer off!

3. Take a bath.  I know this sounds counter intuitive, but it works for me.  I don’t fill the tub up all the way, and when I need to shave I know this definitely saves water versus shaving in the shower with it on!

4. Shower less often.  If you’re brave, you can even give up your shampoo.

If you are up for the challenge, leave a comment here and I’ll add you to the list of participants:

1. Miss M
2. Imee
3. You’re next!

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5 Responses to “Help Save the Environment- Have a Quickie!”


  1. Miss M says:

    Funny! I confess long showers are my environmental sin. Especially living in the desert, I’m terrible I know. I try to take showers when I’m pressed for time, it keeps me from lingering. Hey I do my best thinking in the shower.

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  2. Imee says:

    Great money-saving tips here. Though, I don’t think I could ever take a navy shower. 5 minutes is too short especially for a girl. I could do 10 minutes, however.

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  3. AMY says:

    I have heard about this before but was never up for it until about a month ago. I usually get all wet, turn off water, shampoo and shave, rinse off, turn off water, conditioner and body wash and rinse off again. There is no way I could have a shower in 5 mins though. Now if I don’t turn it off I start to feel guilty.

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