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).
Save and re-use the little sundries that come along with packaging, such as rubber bands, twist ties and boxes.
Save electricity by running your washing machine on a cooler setting and consider line-drying your clothes instead of using a dryer.
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.
Use a recycled plastic water butt to collect rainwater for your garden.
Replace at least part of your lawn with a meadow as a wildlife habitat, and cut down on the need for watering.
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.