Monday, June 30, 2008

Let's Take a Shower...

and make it shorter! (where did you think I was going with that?!)

I was reading on another "green mom" blog -apparently I've joined an army - about the idea of shortening your shower to 5 minutes. I currently have no idea how long I spend in the shower. All I know is that my shower's are shorter than my husband's! I am going to see if I can get him on board with my plan to shorten our showers for the month of July to only 5 minutes.
I think the biggest obstacle for both of us will be shaving, since we both do it with the water running (yes, I'm still talking about shaving.) I could easily let the tub fill while I shower and shave with the accumulated water. Maybe he could shave in the sink, post-shower (isn't that how guys are supposed to do it anyway?!)...

I'll have to time our showers tomorrow so we having a starting point to measure our progress against.
(I'll be honest, I'm doing this as a preemptive cop-out, because the thought of only 5 minutes to shower just sounds plain unreasonable. If I can't get it to 5, at least I'll be able to see how far we cut down.)

Anyone care to join me? Post your current shower length and we'll see what we can do!

1 comment:

Chele said...

Ten minutes for me and I'm not shortening it anymore. lol! I shave in the shower and we don't have a tub in the shower. I don't take as many long hot baths in the garden tub. I used to take at three or four a week, but now I try not to take more than two. I shave, shampoo, condition, and wash all in ten minutes. That is good enough for me. Rick and I sometimes shower together so that saves water, right? Rick and both boys shave in at the sink.