Share the little things in life, such as newspapers, magazines, books and DVDs, between friends and neighbours.
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.
Filter water for all uses, not just drinking. Install a water filter instead of filling up those jugs.
Save electricity by running your washing machine on a cooler setting and consider line-drying your clothes instead of using a dryer.
Use a recycled plastic water butt to collect rainwater for your garden.
Avoid creating waste. When ordering food avoid plastic utensils or straws by asking in advance.
Replace at least part of your lawn with a meadow as a wildlife habitat, and cut down on the need for watering.
Sprinkle dry tea leaves to deodorise problem areas such as your cat litter tray.
Choose drought-resistant plants for the garden to cut down on the need for watering.
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.