October is "National Toilet Tank Repair" month. It's to raise awareness of the amount of wasted water that results from a leaky toilet. The downstairs toilet has been annoying me lately with it's leaks.

Have I done anything about it? Does complaining about it count?

So here are Glenn Pitcher's porcelain tips to prevent plumbing problems...That's a lot of P's.

Make sure your plumbing is in good condition before the holidays. Here's a better idea: Tell your guests that there is a problem with the toilet so you want to have the holiday party at their house.

Use the gas station restroom down the road to save wear and tear on your own toilet. I hope they don't mind that I'm wearing my pajamas and bringing my own newspaper from home.

The toilet tank is an great place to hide your wallet. One hint for ya, make sure the Ziploc bag is sealed tight.

Here's one for the men...I know you're saying, it sounds like these are all for the men.

Make sure you turn on the bathroom light in the middle of the night. Some women have a habit of putting the lid down.

Don't forget this toilet ditty: When it's yellow, let it mellow. When it's brown, flush it down.....Ehhhhh.

These tips might save you money but it certainly won't save your dignity...especially the last two.