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Would You Use a Shower Timer?

If you're eco conscious, you know that water use is a big issue, especially in the western United States, where water is more scarce. And we all know that Australia's suffering one of the worst droughts in that country's history. Would you try to make a tiny dent in water woes by using a shower timer like this Yellow Duck Digital Shower Timer ($16) to keep your bath time on track?

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popcorn19 popcorn19 9 years
I thikn this would make my showers less relaxing... sometimes I head into the shower and just sort of hang out there for a while, not paying attention to the time I go in or the time I go out. If I knew exactly how long I was in the shower, that would make me a bit nervous and gittery.
trouble450 trouble450 9 years
Nice idea. I am in and out in 7 min.
lily8206 lily8206 9 years
I wouldn't use it. I try to be as quick as I can anyways, so if I happened to go over the timer one day I'd just turn it off - it wouldn't speed me up!
nrmunch55 nrmunch55 9 years
I NEED THIS!!! Every morning i tell my self 15 minutes...30 later I'm rushing around like a crasy person!!!!
jspeed jspeed 9 years
ugh, I really do need one of these, but I LOVE my long showers and baths. I don't think I'd enjoy them anymore with a countdown clock in front of me. Sometimes instead of turning off my alarm I hit snooze, but get up and brush my teeth, gather my clothes and get in the shower. I can hear the alarm go off at 20 min so at least that keeps me on track. I tend to loose track of time in the shower, which can lead to being late...
calliope calliope 9 years
I agree with asilgrif- I don't want to micromanage myself. I have timed classes, timed commutes, and timed workdays. The last thing I want to do is time myself in the shower.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I'm pretty water conservation savvy.
emalove emalove 9 years
I don't think I need it.
asilgrif asilgrif 9 years
Thank goodness I don't live in a country that tells me how long to stay in the shower. Fer cryin' out loud, our lives get interfered with enough as it is here.
jessie jessie 9 years
actually this would be good for my 9 year old and 6 year old. since they both take showers and love to just take their time, they sometimes will run the hot water out! :)
dea_007 dea_007 9 years
I would use it simply because I tend to forget about time in the morning. IA timer in the shower would probably make me more punctual!
Anabellatc Anabellatc 9 years
I should start using this cute lil ducky! I must admit that taking showers is one of my fav things...i like them hot and long! I think i'll start by shutting the water in between shampoo/conditioner/shower gel...but even that is hard for me to do!
bizzybee bizzybee 9 years
It's cute. And I agree with gemsera. There are so many places in the world experiencing food and water rationing right now. Imagine a day without water and how it would affect you. Then try ... simply try to find ways to conserve. No one's asking you to be a martyr. If you like longer showers - then maybe taking a bath is a more resourceful way to keep the time but use less water.
Kristinh1012 Kristinh1012 9 years
No I wouldn't use it, but my daughter DEF needs one! I swear I don't know what she does. It takes her 10 minutes just to get IN the shower and then she's in there for about a half hour. Never fails! BTW.....She's 8?????
secretallstar secretallstar 9 years
I already do use a kitchen timer to keep me on track -- I'm such a time waster in the morning. But the environmental aspect is just another motivation.
gemsera gemsera 9 years
what some of you don't realise is that in other parts of the world, you have to have 3 minute showers. Your water use is monitored by the government and if you go over, you DO get fined. In certain parts of Australia, where I am originally from, its limited to 3 minute showers once a day, and something like 140 litres a day per person. The government sends out hour glass timers in the post to all households semi regularily. If you use too much water you wont be able to drink anything out of the tap!!! When there are only a few months of water left in the dams you will start thinking about it! Take a minute to think of others in the world and cut down your showers. I still do even though I am in the UK and we don't have water problems. On topic, I love ducks so I'm considering buying one of these bad boys... would suit me to a T! :)
leeapeea leeapeea 9 years
I think I would use it more if it told me how many gallons of water I was using as the minutes ticked by.
duck-duck-goose duck-duck-goose 9 years
I don't tend to dawdle in the shower. I might offer a more significant contribution by training myself to shut down the water while my hair conditions.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 9 years
I seriously need to get one of these for my 16 year old.
kristyrk kristyrk 9 years
I take really quick showers and I too am out in 5 min or less, but I can't say the same about my upstairs neighbors. (I know, it's bad when you can hear how long their water is running...) but she takes 30 minute showers every day! Literally, 30 minutes from 7:00am-7:30am. Maybe I should leave this on her doormat. :)
Liss1 Liss1 9 years
I would not use it. Sometimes i take quick showers and other days i don't, it all evens out. I don't want to be timed.
asilgrif asilgrif 9 years
It's cute, but no. I'm not about to start micromanaging myself like this. :oy:
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I love my showers! I would gladly turn down the heat in the house a bit for my longer hotter showers :)
RosaDilia RosaDilia 9 years
I take very short showers as well. I make sure I lather up very well and I'm in and out in less than 10 min. I would use the timer for son though, I have no clue why he takes so long and still comes out the looking same way he went in!!
kia kia 9 years
I already take really short showers. I don't need a timer.
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