How to save money in different countries around the world: 8 of the most original ways. Photo
Many people think that only post-Soviet countries are used to saving money. However, other countries have their own original ways of saving money that will surprise even Ukrainians.
For example, in India, people do not use toilet paper, and in Australia, half of the population does not have an iron. OBOZREVATEL tells you about the strangest ways to save money in different parts of the world.
Indians never greet or eat with their left hand because they consider it dirty. Instead of toilet paper, people use a water jug and their left hand. There is paper in hotels and supermarkets, but some Asians do not use it.
Rational people in the UK don't buy dishwashers to save money. In addition, they do not wash dishes under the tap, but rather in a bowl of soapy water, as this uses less water.
It's very hot in Australia in summer, so the tropical people try to cool their homes on their own. In order to avoid spending money on air conditioning, resourceful Australians stick tinted film on their windows.
In addition, some Australians do not use irons and do not even buy them. They dry their clothes on hangers in the bathroom, and when someone takes a shower, steam smoothes things out. This way, Australians save their time, ironing costs, and electricity. According to statistics, this is 41% of the population.
The Japanese wash first in the shower and then in the bathtub. No one wants to miss this ritual, but they still try to save money. It is very expensive to collect a full bathtub of water for each family member. Therefore, in Japan, it is considered normal to take turns bathing in the same bathroom. A special system pumps the used water after bathing procedures into the washing machine.
Electricity is expensive in South Korea, so many apartments do not have centralized heating. When it's cold at home, Koreans set up sleeping tents and insulate their sleeping space with thermal blankets and heaters.
Germans water their gardens with rainwater collected by special irrigation systems. In addition, the collected water is used for washing, flushing the toilet and washing dishes.
In many European countries, people save money on heating and keep warm under the covers at night with hot water bottles. But in Ireland, winters are so severe that they even sell children's toys with a container for pouring boiling water into.