Use charcoal deodorisers around the home to absorb rather than mask odours and toxins.
Use dried tea leaves as a deodoriser. Scatter them over the carpet, leave for ten minutes then vacuum up. Place in the fridge to absorb odours (like baking soda).
Take time to work out how much you need before making a purchase. If you do this for items such as food and paint you'll avoid paying for quantities that will only go to waste.
If you only need a tool or piece of equipment infrequently then instead of buying one, save resources by asking a friend or neighbour if you can borrow one. Or check online for a lending club, such as Streetbank.
Use beeswax candles instead of ordinary paraffin candles. They burn cleaner, brighter and last longer. They also emit negative ions which improve air quality.
Share the little things in life, such as newspapers, magazines, books and DVDs, between friends and neighbours.
Choose drought-resistant plants for the garden to cut down on the need for watering.
Replace at least part of your lawn with a meadow as a wildlife habitat, and cut down on the need for watering.
Rub beeswax over pans and baking sheets rather than use butter or oil each time. Over time the pan develops a permanent coating.
In the garden, use coffee grounds as a mulch for acid-loving plants or around the base of plants to deter ants and slugs.
Choose rechargeable batteries and a battery charger to cut down on disposables. Eventually recyclable batteries reach the end of their life too but they can be recycled – local recycling policies vary so check with your recycling facility.
Switch to LED lights. They cost less to run and last longer than any other bulb.
Share tools and gadgets that people use infrequently rather than each of your neighbours buying their own individual items. Plan ahead and co-ordinate new purchases with your neighbours.
Save electricity by running your washing machine on a cooler setting and consider line-drying your clothes instead of using a dryer.
Filter water for all uses, not just drinking. Install a water filter instead of filling up those jugs.
Take holidays closer to home and avoid air travel if you can to reduce your carbon footprint.