I hate wasting water trying to wash my slimy, messy hands after mixing ingredients (for example, cookie dough or ground beef recipes, or removing meat off a bird). So just before I turn the water on to wash, I take a paper towel or paper napkins and wipe off as much of the mess from my hands and under my finger nails. You'll be surprised how much you remove from your hands, making it much easier to wash the remaining mess.
Instead of letting your tap run for a cooler drink of water, save the water that runs as you wait for warmer or cooler water in a clean milk jug or pitcher (glass will keep it even colder). Put the jug into the fridge. Refill each time you are running the water for other reasons. This will give you free cold water without waste!
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