Reduce toxins in the home – always leave outdoor shoes at the door.
Share the little things in life, such as newspapers, magazines, books and DVDs, between friends and neighbours.
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.
Replace at least part of your lawn with a meadow as a wildlife habitat, and cut down on the need for watering.
Those little fruit and veg labels that supermarkets use can be recycled too. Peel them off and stick them onto a plastic container in the recycling bin.
If possible replace disposable products with reusable ones (eg. food storage, coffee filters, straws, etc.).
Look at the types of products you use and switch from disposable to reusable, such as food and drink containers, razors and nappies.
Use charcoal deodorisers around the home to absorb rather than mask odours and toxins.
To avoid creating waste, choose products with the least amount of packaging.
Sprinkle dry tea leaves to deodorise problem areas such as your cat litter tray.
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.
Switch to LED lights. They cost less to run and last longer than any other bulb.
Take holidays closer to home and avoid air travel if you can to reduce your carbon footprint.
Avoid creating waste. When ordering food avoid plastic utensils or straws by asking in advance.
Save electricity by running your washing machine on a cooler setting and consider line-drying your clothes instead of using a dryer.
If you order coffee when you're out and about carry your own mug to avoid paper waste – we all know this is an easy win, but do we all do it?
Save and re-use the little sundries that come along with packaging, such as rubber bands, twist ties and boxes.
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.
Instead of buying paper napkins for each celebration buy cloth napkins that you can use again, or make your own.