Save electricity by running your washing machine on a cooler setting and consider line-drying your clothes instead of using a dryer.
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.
Where there's a choice select products with minimal or no packaging.
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.
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.
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.
Sprinkle dry tea leaves to deodorise problem areas such as your cat litter tray.
Switch to LED lights. They cost less to run and last longer than any other bulb.
Share the little things in life, such as newspapers, magazines, books and DVDs, between friends and neighbours.
Instead of buying paper napkins for each celebration buy cloth napkins that you can use again, or make your own.
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).