It doesn't matter if your community has a drought problem or not: Saving water is something we should all do. On a rainy day, don't just leave your umbrella and boots by the front door to dry. Instead, roll up the umbrella and place it by a large houseplant instead. As the water drips off the umbrella, it will give the plant a slow drink. Larger houseplants like potted trees can have rubber boots placed on top to help give them a drink, too. Everything dries off, you protect your floors and your plants win.