As we become more environmentally (and frugally) focused, it has become imperative to find ways to conserve water (and money) for our earth. Many areas of our country are struggling with drought. As we enter the season of carwashing, watching our water usage becomes quite an issue.
Fact: it’s possible to use a single bucket of water to wash your car.
Skeptical? Follow these tips for a clean car without wasting a ton of water (and save some money in the process):
Thick Microfiber Towels
Who knew that the rags you used to wash your car could make a difference? Using old rags spreads the dirt around and they are usually not very absorbent (which uses the water you do use inefficiently). Quality thick microfiber towels have space in their material to not only soak up water but to lift dirt as well. This will get your car cleaner while utilizing only a small amount of water.
Say No to the Hose
Using a hose when washing your car is a big water waster. If you clean your car for even 10 minutes, with the hose running the entire time, you’ve just lost 100 gallons of water! Instead, grab a bucket and fill it halfway. This is more than enough water (especially if you are using Washdrops!) to get your car squeaky clean. And you just saved 99 gallons of water!
Wash More Often
Think about how often you shower. If you were to shower only once every two months, there would be a lot of dirt to scrub off. It would mean a longer, more intensive, shower. Cars are the same way: if you wash your car only once per summer, there is a lot of dirt and grime that builds up. It will take more energy (and water) to get the job done. When you are following our tips to use less water during car washes, you can justify cleaning your car more often. There will be less dirt to wash away, so the job will be done quickly, efficiently and with very little water.
You knew that was coming, right? Thanks to Washdrops, you can wash a car with 1 bucket of water and just one product. Washdrops is formulated to easily lift dirt and grime without scratching the surface of your car. No rinse needed! Less water means run-off is drastically reduced, and the ingredients are so environmentally friendly that you can use leftover water in your flower beds and lawns. Washdrops is biodegradable, solvent-free, butyl free, phosphate free, and ammonia free.
For more information about Washdrops or to order: www.washdrops.com.