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Waste not, Want Not: Reuse your Water, Simply.

IMG_0567Clean water is a precious commodity that we take for granted in North America. As a mom of 3, and avid hater of wasting anything, I get really frustrated at the end of the day when there are 8 cups of full or half full water glasses that never made it into my children’s mouths. I have asked them to serve themselves out only what they think they will drink, and then refill if they need more (so, take a little and get more if you are still thirsty!), but alas the water glasses still accumulate. I like my house to stay clean, especially the kitchen; it must always be in the ready position, that’s just good Feng Shui!

So, I used to dump those abandoned water glasses straight down the drain, load the dishwasher and call it a night. It bothered me. We have a well for our water supply, and in September an early winter storm had  us out of electricity for 3 days. Our natural gas fireplace still worked, so we had heat, and we used flashlights and candles for light. But we live on a acreage and our water supply comes from a nice deep well, that requires an electric pump to get water to our home. Not having water was a really big deal. No showers, no toilet flushing, no dishwashing, no drinking water or cooking water. No water at all!  That experience made me keenly aware of two things:IMG_0571

1. We need to get a back up generator, (and an emergency supply of clean water!)

2. Clean water is precious.

So, I conserve water in any way I can. Half drank plastic water bottles take up room in my storage room (who’s going to care about someone else’s germs in an emergency), and I refuse to dump clean water down the drain! Instead, I keep my plant watering jug on the kitchen counter close to the sink, and I empty my kids water glasses into the watering jug. Then, I water my plants with that water. It’s a perfect way to conserve your clean water  Some days, I can almost fill the whole watering can with water left over from lunch water bottles and random glasses!

Tina’s Tips of Feng Shui:

Plants are amazing Feng Shui, and they add life, energy and clean air. Add plants to your life!


Take time to appreciate your water, and be thoughtful before you dump it down the drain. Ask yourself, “could I use this for something else?”

If we all started asking ourselves that question before we disposed of anything, our planet would be better off!


To our planetary success,


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Tina O’Connor is an on-air personality and relationship expert who focuses on parenting, sex and lifestyle issues — with a feng shui twist. She is the author and creator of the popular "Be That" book series, whose titles include "Be That Girl," "Be That Mom" and "Be That Kinky Girl," providing women and couples everywhere with concrete strategies to achieve more balance, happiness, peace and success in their lives. Tina holds a BSc in psychology and is a certified feng shui practitioner and mom of three who appears regularly on Global, CTV and Rogers TV stations across Canada. She has also appeared as a guest on a wide variety of radio stations, from CBC to Playboy Radio. With her straight-talking approach and dynamic personality, Tina gives real-world advice with a flair for entertainment. She truly is "That Girl."

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