Filtering your water is so important! Apparently a lot of people knew this already, but I only became aware of all the benefits about a year ago.
I put a filter on my faucet a while back, and it occurred to me recently that I should probably change that. With everything going on, I lost track, and only my husband can taste the difference in water. I can’t (which would be a really bad thing if the unfiltered water were dangerous).
I’ve had the idea of rigging up a water filter myself for a while, but we had store-bought filters at that point, so I left it alone. However, since the filter needed changing anyway, this was my chance!
I know from various sources that you can make a simple water filter from charcoal powder in a cloth, and when I opened up the current water filter that we had, it was just a sponge that had a bunch of charcoal in it inside a nice, plastic case.
I had a bag of activated charcoal on hand from a while back (I hope to make charcoal in the future, but the bag was there). I put probably 1/4 cup of charcoal powder in a clean rag (that I made from an old t-shirt). I wrapped it up and stuck the little pouch in the plastic sink attachment.
I got the thumbs-up from the hubby! I’m so excited! I successfully made a filter for my water for basically free – the activated charcoal was leftover, and the t-shirt rag was soon to be past its prime anyway.
We’ll see how long that lasts, but I’ve impressed myself.