How to Drink Water

Some people are dehydrated when they really shouldn't be. Here's how to fix that.
  1. 1.
    Get a clean cup
    Usually found in the cupboard or a drying rack, assuming you have a somewhat organized household. Otherwise, you'll have to clean one. See another guide for how to do this. In sone circumstances, you may even have to buy a new cup. I recommend hard plastic, but glass is also popular. The bigger the better. For advice on how to make money to afford a cup, see another guide.
  2. 2.
    Find a water source.
    Popular water sources include sinks, fridge door water dispensers, water pitchers, and water fountains. Avoid disposable water bottles if another safe source of water is available, as they are wasteful and expensive. I recommend sinks as they require the least amount of maintenance, but if you have a fridge dispenser they can be just as easy to maintain.
  3. 3.
    If the water source is new to you, pour a test sip. If you are already familiar with the water source, pour a full glass.
    Sometimes a sink will just produce awful water. This cannot be helped. Drink a quick test sip to judge your water source's quality. If it disappoints you, you may be stuck having to get a pitcher or a fancy water-dispensing fridge. For advice on how to afford these, see another guide. When filling a cup, leave about an inch of empty space from the top or you will inevitably spill some water on your newly built desktop computer.
  4. 4.
    Pour water carefully into your mouth.
    Be sure to form a tight seal with your bottom lip, as water is notoriously sneaky and will try to escape onto your desk full of important tax documents if you aren't careful. Don't pour more than your mouth can handle. This amount varies depending on the mouth.
  5. 5.
    Swallow, taking care to let the water down the correct pipe.
    Should you start to choke, simply cough up any water led down the airway. You'll be fine.
  6. 6.
    As soon as you run out of water, refill and repeat.
    You will never be thirsty again.