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 charcoal deodorisers around the home to absorb rather than mask odours and toxins.
Share the little things in life, such as newspapers, magazines, books and DVDs, between friends and neighbours.
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.
Instead of buying paper napkins for each celebration buy cloth napkins that you can use again, or make your own.
Save electricity by running your washing machine on a cooler setting and consider line-drying your clothes instead of using a dryer.
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).
Sprinkle dry tea leaves to deodorise problem areas such as your cat litter tray.
Grow houseplants for clean air and give them rainwater occasionally as it has less impurities than tapwater.
Take holidays closer to home and avoid air travel if you can to reduce your carbon footprint.
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.
Avoid creating waste. When ordering food avoid plastic utensils or straws by asking in advance.