I was reading a story today on how this one family saved well over $2000 a year when they simply stopped purchasing bottled and filtered water. I was thinking how they must have purchased a lot before as I would think a more common expense amount is around $500 to $1000. This is probably way too hard for a lot of people to do just based on the thought that many people have where if you drink tap water that it must mean it is contaminated.
When I think for myself, when I was a kid I never used any bottled water and everything was fine. If there ever was fear that the water was in any way bad the simple solution was to just boil it. I never purchase bottled water in stores as it just seems so expensive when you think about it. You can literally just make your own bottled water for virtually nothing even if it is tap water. Yet many wonâ€™t which is surprising to me.
For example, you see people flocking to the stores to buy bottled water that are on sale when really it will probably only take you a few minutes to do yourself. Itâ€™s just a matter of making it a habit too I guess if you want to start using the tap water instead to save money you just got to stick with it for at least a few months. If money is the main motivator too then Iâ€™m sure seeing how much you save a month will be a good enough reason to keep doing it.