If you share an apartment or a house with a few of your college mates, make sure that you tell them as well about these tips and you will find out that the monthly costs will be considerably reduced on electricity, water and energy:
* Always consider the water that you consume when taking a shower. There is no need to take a long shower of 20 minutes or more, one - because there is a waste of water and two - because there won't be any water left for the rest of the house residents. At this point they will have to refill and reheat the boiler for their showers. So, reduce the amount of staying in the shower to no longer than 20 minutes tops.
* When doing the laundry, make sure that you use the laundry machine at its full load and not with small amounts. If you do not have too many sweater and shirts of your own to wash you can combine the load with others' clothing in the house or wait until you gather a full load of your own.
Keep in mind that you are set into reducing the monthly bills and your house mates should understand and take the same steps that you take to achieve this goal. After all, it is in the interest of all residing in the house to pay less money on utility bills. Also use washing lines to dry the clothes instead of using the dryer.
* Brushing your teeth is the next thing to pay attention to since it seems that many people are still consuming a lot of water with the teeth brushing process. I live with two of my good friends in the same house on which you share the monthly utility bills. I have not only once, but regularly caught by surprise one of our house
mates letting the water run while brushing the teeth.
OK, you can imagine how much of it is wasted in these two minutes when brushing the teeth? So, once you have wet your toothbrush and put toothpaste on it, simply turn off the water because you won't need it until you are done with brushing, right?
Yes, it may seem to you that these are only small steps to take, but it is these steps that count at the end of the month when you need to pay the utility bills as a college student when every penny counts.
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