Am I the only one who, 8 months out of the year, cannot shave without the hot water running because I will get goosebumps and shave them off? I find it difficult to turn off the water while lathering because I just get so cold! I've actually fallen in the shower because I was shivering so hard. I'm just very sensitive to cold, and in winter I wear 3-4 layers on most of my body, so when I take off all my clothes I get very chilly. Keeping my house warmer, or pre-heating the bathroom with a space heater, would use extra energy.
So, during the cold seasons, I take a long hot shower every 2 or 3 days. In between, I have this water-saving, non-chilling routine:
1. Put clean clothes, particularly socks, in bathroom. Undress from waist down.
2. Sit on edge of tub with one leg stretched across tub. Turn on hot water. While it gets warm, pee into the drain. (Practice your aim!
Never know when you might need it.)
3. Splash privates with warm water. Turn off water. Lather up.
4. Turn on water and rinse.
5. Turn off water and let suds go down drain.
6. Plug drain. Run hot water to about 1/4" deep at drain end. Stand in water, splashing a bit, until feet are thoroughly warmed. Wash and rinse feet.
7. Unplug drain, dry off, and immediately put on socks.
8. Apply fresh deodorant daily to eliminate need to wash armpits daily.
I have Reynaud's Phenomenon, a circulatory problem that makes my feet get very cold, and this works really well for me.