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Same advice, but with the shower. A lot of people let it run until it gets warm enough, wasting a lot of water in the process. Just get a bucket and collect the water you're not using, and use it for something else.
Yes, that's a good idea if you have more than just a few houseplants to water. For watering an outside garden or for cleaning (mopping, washing the car, etc.), catching water while the shower is warming up is a very good idea.
When I wash dishes, I use cold water to rinse dishes. I collect the cold water for that while waiting for the warm water to start coming out.
I save the cold water while waiting for it to warm up to wash dishes, too, Margaret. I couldn't get all that in one short tip! :)
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