Drip! Drip! Those are the water droplets you hear outside your window. Yes, it rains sometimes in NJ depending on the season. In summer, it rains about 1-4 a week. It just rained now, on again, off again. Since I live on a high floor, I can collect rainwater easily with kitchen utensils.
I highly recommend this if you want to save water for your plants. And plus it’s fun!
I just don’t believe in water heading off to the streets. So, you can start using unused kitchen utensils you usually find in the back of the drawer. Soup spoons and mini frying pans are great for saving water. Don’t use small spoon because they will fill up easily and overflow. If you have a terrace that goes beyond the ceiling, then you’re in for luck. Unlike mine, you can effortlessly place jars, glasses, or other containers so the rain can just fall in. If you have a terrace like mine, you have a bit of work to do. Take a soup spoon (or something that “dives in” or “scoops in”) and tape it securely to your balcony with the spoon part hanging on the edge. Use duck tape or orange tape for more security. If you live on the lowest floor, then it’s not so necessary to tape it with duck tape so securely. Try to tape it with regular tape. Remember to tape it right before it rains.
After your container or utensil fills up, take it out and pour it into a water bottle. If the container’s neck is wide (which it should be) don’t attempt to pour it into a water bottle. Pour it into something with a wider neck. Try to take the utensil after it rains. But if it is necessary, pour it in another empty container or water bottle.
I hope you enjoy this activity as much as I do! Please share it with others! 😄