How To Ensure You Always Have Enough Water and Ice
So, you want to drink more water. It seems like a simple change, yet many people consistently try and fail to stick to eight glasses or more in a day. Still, it’s certainly an achievable goal! Before you start exceeding your daily water intake recommendation, though, you need to take care of one crucial step—ensuring you have enough water (and, in this summer heat, ice) to fuel your new hydration habit.
Use what you have already.
Although it’s easy to get overwhelmed when you first start trying to drink more water, you may very well be more prepared than you realize. You almost certainly have access to tap water at home, and you might have some sort of filter ready to prepare drinking water at the drop of a hat. Perhaps your refrigerator doubles as an ice maker, or you buy bags of ice every so often. One way or another, you likely have the means to get started with drinking more water, even if it’s just a matter of refilling your ice cube trays more often.
Invest in a countertop ice maker.
You could spend time emptying ice cube trays into a bin in your freezer or running to the nearest store for a few pounds of ice every couple of days. Or, you can make it easier to have enough ice whenever you need it. The best countertop ice maker for you will depend on the ice size you’re looking for, how much ice you need, and what particular features you’re looking for in an ice machine. In any case, one thing is undoubtedly sure—you’ll never want to fill an ice tray again.
Find ways to make it easy.
An ice maker isn’t the only tool you can use to make sure you always have enough water and ice to stay hydrated. Are you using your typical water source for everything from drinking to filling your home’s humidifiers? Consider looking into distilled water delivery options for the latter, saving the better-tasting filtered or spring water for staying hydrated. Struggle to keep sipping? Maybe a metal straw will give you the push you need to start getting through a gallon every day—or at least drinking a little bit more than you do already.
Always bring your water bottle with you.
It’s great to be prepared with enough ice and water when you’re at home, but what about when you’re out and about? While there are a few places where you can’t bring your own carry-on hydration, you can begin bringing a water bottle along with you whenever possible. This way, you’ll always have a bottle of water on hand to sip at as needed, even when there’s no fridge insight. Better yet, carrying a water bottle with you means it’s always there to catch your eye. With this simple trick, you can have a consistent visual reminder of your daily hydration goal. To take it a step further, you could even invest in a bottle that marks your progress throughout the day, adding another type of memorable stimuli.
From automating your water and ice production to making it easier to remember to drink up, having enough ice and water on hand—and drinking enough of it throughout the day—doesn’t need to be as challenging as it may seem. With an ice maker, water delivery service, and your preferred products, you’ll always have plenty of water and ice to go around. Best of all, you’ll almost certainly find that you’re drinking more water more regularly, whether that’s because it’s always ice-cold, you always have your bottle with you, or simply because you’re sipping through a straw.