In my post of July 23, 2011 (“Just Turn it Off“), I spoke of things we can all do (that cost nothing) — to save water, energy and clean air and to cut down on pollution. Little things like when taking a shower, turn on the water, get wet – then turn off the water and soap down. Then rinse. You’ll actually get cleaner and you’ll save gallons of water that otherwise simply pour down the drain. Just think if everyone did this. . . .
Speaking of showers, here’s another thought that saves money and helps the environment. Shampoo. A few years ago, I was in the shower and there was no shampoo. I had an empty container from which I could squeeze nada. Grrrrrrrrr . . . . . So I unscrewed the top, held the container under the water swirled the liquid in the bottle and – voila – shampoo. It was a little watery but it worked every bit as good as the thick gloppy stuff. It actually lasted for a few more days. Today, when the shampoo bottle is making that distinctive “Pfffftttttt” sound when I squeeze it, I unscrew the top, let water drain in, screw the top back on, give it a shake and I have shampoo for another week or two. Try it. You’ll like it. So will your wallet. And the sewer system . . . .