A Simple Dehumidifier Tip

Posted on August 6, 2007 by Allie

If your house is damp, using a dehumidifier is vital. Running the dehumidifier can also help keep your thermostat a little higher in the summer, because humidity makes heat feel more intense.

But when your dehumidifier is full, don’t dump it down the drain. Take the collection bucket outside and use it water your garden or the lawn. There’s no reason to dump perfectly good water down the drain.


  1. What a great tip! I’m ashamed to say that I always dump it down the drain, but I won’t anymore:)

    August 6th, 2007 at 7:42 pm
    Comment by Corinne
  2. WRONG!! It kills the lawn…

    August 30th, 2010 at 6:28 pm
    Comment by Chris
  3. Really? It killed your lawn? I’ve never had that happen! I wonder what would cause that!

    August 31st, 2010 at 9:26 pm
    Comment by Allie

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If It Doesn’t Smell, Don’t Wash It


According to Real Simple, if every American made an effort to launder less — cutting out just one load of laundry a week per household — we’d save enough water to fill seven million swimming pools each year.

So if it looks clean, and it smells clean, call it clean and wear it again. Consider hanging worn clothes out on your clothesline to freshen them up between wearings.

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