Instead of buying paper napkins for each celebration buy cloth napkins that you can use again, or make your own.
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).
Sprinkle dry tea leaves to deodorise problem areas such as your cat litter tray.
To avoid creating waste, choose products with the least amount of 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.
In the garden, use coffee grounds as a mulch for acid-loving plants or around the base of plants to deter ants and slugs.
Save and re-use the little sundries that come along with packaging, such as rubber bands, twist ties and boxes.
Look at the types of products you use and switch from disposable to reusable, such as food and drink containers, razors and nappies.
Rub beeswax over pans and baking sheets rather than use butter or oil each time. Over time the pan develops a permanent coating.
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.
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.