Does a shorter shower really pay off?

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Does a shorter shower really pay off? The answer is YES! I wasn’t actually testing this but it ended up I learned a valuable lesson. My 3 year old is in shower mode. It is a good thing and a bad thing. When I jump in the shower in the morning he sits outside the door and screams. He wants to get in. I always tell him when I am finished he can get in. This helps me because when I am drying my hair he is tearing my house apart. NO NAP BOY is in to everything when the hairdryer comes on. So I have been putting him in the shower!

That is until the dreaded water bill came this month. Last month my water bill was $26.50 and this month it was $54.86!! HOLY COW!! So the answer is YES, shorten your showers and cut your bill in half!

I never really knew the impact of a long shower until now. So I thought I would share my mistake to help you see it really does matter.


  1. Ouch! Glad we have our own well, it just seems wrong to pay for water :)

  2. Oh Melissa!! You are funny!
    Thanks for the comment Niki!!

  3. katklaw777 says:

    Put in the plug toward the end of your shower to save about 3 or 4 inches of water and let your son take a quick play bath while you finish up.
    You get a clean, happy son and don’t waste any water!

  4. Good Idea!!

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