Now is the time of year when many people are out and about hunting down the best deals on their most coveted gift items. Things like electronics and toys are near the top of the list but, there are some more practical items that should be added to your list. Especially if you have people on it who are difficult to buy for.
It is easy to let your water bill get out of hand during this time of year with all of the extra food preparation and clean-up, extra people in your home, and extra laundry.
Here are a few items that you can add to your shopping list this time of year that will help your loved ones save money and water:
- A water-filtering pitcher. These items are great for saving money because they eliminate the need to purchases cases or gallon jugs of water. Many people prefer not to drink the water that comes from their tap, and purchase bottled water instead. The average cost of a case of water can be as high as $8. This really adds up each month. Not to mention the amount of garbage and waste that these bottles of water cause.
- A water-filtration system. Just like the water-filtering pitcher, a water-filtration system helps to reduce the amount of money that a household spends each month on bottled water and the amount of waste that is generated. But, this system works on a much bigger level and filters the water directly from the tap. This is better for use in recipes and cooking.
- Low-flow plumbing fixtures. This might seem like an unconventional gift, but these plumbing accessories make a big impact on monthly utility bills and will be much appreciated by any loved one. These are designed to reduce the amount of water that is use by any sink or shower.
Most people are concerned with saving money, so any gifts that you can give that help with that goal are just gravy! The best way to save money on a monthly basis is to reign in your utility bills – especially your water bill.