I rinse my hands dozens of times a day. After using the toilet, after using an ointment, after feeding the cat, after eating an orange, after wiping down the table, after pulling a weed. To save water, I keep a basin of water on the countertop so I don’t have to turn on the tap every time. But if something is worth doing, it’s worth doing prettily. Remembering to use this wash basin and jug satisfies my desire to save water, but it also satisfies my other desire, which is to bring as many Jane Austen-era domestic touches into my life as I can.