Homes #TapChat dishwashing tips Don’t dish out when you do the dishes. About 8-14% of water used in the home is dished out in the kitchen tap and dishwasher. Here’s some quick tips for saving water and time too. 1) Use a bowl The results are in: washing up with a sink bowl is the most popular water saving item in the UK. Are you on tap of the trends? Washing up with a sink bowl uses on average 60% less water than leaving the tap running. You can also use the bowl to rinse vegetables and fruit, give yourself a mini spa treatment, or soak and hand wash clothes. Available from IKEA and most supermarkets. 2) Stack it up If you have a dishwasher, remember to always fill it up before running -and experiment with the different settings available. Many modern machines offer ‘Eco’ or ‘Economy’ settings that use less water and energy while providing the same quality wash as the normal setting. Check your user manual for water consumption information or, if the information is not provided, contact the manufacturer. 3) Pre-rinsing is so last year Avoid pre-rinsing. With many modern dishwashers and detergents tablets, you no longer have to pre-rinse your dishes before loading them into the machine – simply scrape off the leftovers into your rubbish bin or compost heap, and then place in your machine. Take the #TapChat quiz below to find out what type of water user you are and join the #TapChat. What type of water user are you? Take the #TapChat quiz and find out!Are you a Busy Bee, a Water Hero or just a bit of a Day Dreamer? Take the #TapChat quiz to find out, access tips for saving water (and time) that are right for you, and for a chance to win an Apple iPad. Water you waiting for? Get quizzing! You're a Busy Bee!You clearly lead a very busy lifestyle, how did you find time for this quiz? When you're always rushing around getting things done, it can be tricky to find time to stop and think about things such as water usage. Still, whoever said that time is money was clearly referring to water use, and with so many simple water-saving hacks there’s nothing stopping you from saving time, money and water. You're a Day Dreamer!Your mind is constantly wandering, thinking up new ideas, exciting adventures to be had, or maybe just what you'll have for dinner later today… Being a daydreamer can be a dream - studies have even shown that the best ideas tend to come from people like you. Still, being a daydreamer also means that you might be prone to losing track of time when showering, brushing your teeth or doing the dishes, which can add up to a higher water use than necessary. Click through for dreamy ways of saving water every day. You're Easy Going!Dishes in the sink, clothes on the floor, flowers in need of a bit of water… Sounds familiar? Some people may call you lazy, but you just prefer an easy-going lifestyle. You're not easily stressed out and prefer to leave chores such as doing the dishes for a little later. Luckily for you, there are loads of ways you can save water that requires little or no effort. Click through to find top tips - we promise they're easy to do. You're Super Clean!Looking fabulous feels great, as does having a sparkly clean home. But keeping up appearances can require a lot of effort, and can use a lot of water too, not all of which is necessary. Get started with our simple tips for saving water, we promise they won't cramp your super clean style. You're a Water Hero!So you turn the tap off when brushing your teeth, never run a half load, and capture rainwater in a water butt. No wonder you consider yourself a water-saving hero, and rightly so: you’re doing great! Still, following the driest autumn/winter in more than a decade even the most conscious water user can do a bit more - for the good of your pocket and the environment. Click through to find to tips for saving even more water. Which alarm clock is yours?What does your sink look like?What are you doing on a typical Friday night?When did you last wash your sheets?Which friends character are you?2/3 of people don't think they can use less water. What's holding you back?We all have a life mantra - which one sounds like yours?How long do you take in the shower?How would your friends describe you?Toilets use around 30% of water in the home. Would you share a flush to save water?If you could have one superpower, which would it be?