So Monday was the day our area was hit by water rationing.
I was washing and storing water like a guzzler. Every bathroom has a 100+ liters of huge container of water. And then there are pails everywhere. The kitchen has another three 100+ liters of huge containers. And MORE pails everywhere. Then there's the mineral water boxes. The house looks like a water container fiesta. There's water everywhere! But we have no choice. Certain areas did not have their water back after the 2-day mark. I can't take the risk. Not especially with this voiding dysfunction problem which I have.
So here are my ways in overcoming this difficult time:
1. Store water in every part of the house available.
Every container that you've got, use it. Place them at places not far from where you need to use them. You would not want to be lugging these tens-of-kilograms-pails all over the house. Any spillage is a waste as every DROP counts!
2. Bottled water
I bought boxes and boxes AND boxes of water. Friends whose areas which have been having water rationing said that the water supply that was back after the rationing was yellow and muddy. It was DIRTY! We can't have drinking water like this! Thus store up on mineral water! Store! Store! Store!
3. Wet wipes
Wet ones/wipes are a must. If you can't wash your hands, you can at least wipe them with wet wipes. You can wipe your bum-bum. Or those smelly armpits. Or wipe things or stuff that become dirty.
4. Disposable plates/forks & spoons/cups.
You'll not have water to wash yourself what more plates and cutleries. At this point you'll just have to make do with disposable stuff.
5. Thinnest clothing
I think shorts and t-shirts are the best clothing to wear now. The smaller they are the less to wash. Pants and long skirts and long sleeve shirts to me are out! I have to ration water to wash myself, what more big pieces of clothing!!!
6. Keep water in washing machine (If top loading)
7. Disposable undies/pads/panty shields.
Use disposable everything. If they had disposable clothing for sale, I would buy them!!!!
8. Reusing veggie water to water plants
9. Cook in bulk and keep in freezer.
And if you can tolerate canned food keep them.
10. Try not to move so much.
Less sweat = less baths!
If you have any other pointers to share, feel free to do so!