Keep a container handy to collect used water, such as from drinking glasses and cooking vegetables, to use for watering plants.
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Water conservation is a top priority on many homesteads. One way to save all you can is to keep a large pitcher near the sink.
Use it to collect ice cubes, leftover water in glasses and water from cooking foods such as pasta, potatoes and hard-boiled eggs. You’ll be amazed at how much kitchen water accumulates throughout the day.
After the pitcher is full, the water can be used for potted plants or in your garden — saving the tap water for when it’s truly needed.