When nature calls and it’s only number one, what does your standard procedure look like? Of course, we all make our way to the bathroom, sit down (or not, if you’re a guy), and relieve ourselves. Pretty simple, right?
But when all that is taken care of, the next step is actually quite important. To flush or not to flush? That is the question. Well here are six good reasons why you might just want to let that yellow mellow…
1. It’s expensive
Water costs money and most conventional toilets use over three gallons of water per flush. Try skipping a few flushes and you’ll notice the difference on your next water bill. If money is tight, this is one way to cut down on household costs.
2. It disrupts your sleep
If you’re a light sleeper, chances are you have to get up more often during the night to go for a pee. This may be annoying but it’s nothing to worry about. You can make these nightly trips to the bathroom less disruptive by not flushing because the noise caused by the flush can wake you up even more and make it hard to get back to sleep. It could also wake up others in your household and leave you on the receiving end of the evil eye the next morning at the breakfast table.
3. It’s bad for the environment
Fresh water is a valuable resource that is becoming more scarce every day. Now is the time to start being a lot less wasteful with this precious resource and refraining from unnecessary flushing is a good start. Going for a pee five or six times a day adds up if you flush every time — that’s about 18 to 20 gallons of water just to avoid a yellow tint in your toilet bowl! Definitely something to think about.