Sprinkle dry tea leaves to deodorise problem areas such as your cat litter tray.
Rub beeswax over pans and baking sheets rather than use butter or oil each time. Over time the pan develops a permanent coating.
Use a recycled plastic water butt to collect rainwater for your garden.
Where there's a choice select products with minimal or no packaging.
Take holidays closer to home and avoid air travel if you can to reduce your carbon footprint.
Check your local library to find out all the resources it provides. Libraries are a good place to read magazines and newspapers as well as borrowing books (and DVDs).
Switch to LED lights. They cost less to run and last longer than any other bulb.
Avoid creating waste. When ordering food avoid plastic utensils or straws by asking in advance.
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.
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).
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.