In the garden, use coffee grounds as a mulch for acid-loving plants or around the base of plants to deter ants and slugs.
Where there's a choice select products with minimal or no packaging.
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.
To avoid creating waste, choose products with the least amount of packaging.
Save electricity by running your washing machine on a cooler setting and consider line-drying your clothes instead of using a dryer.
Choose drought-resistant plants for the garden to cut down on the need for watering.
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.
Save and re-use the little sundries that come along with packaging, such as rubber bands, twist ties and boxes.