Where there's a choice select products with minimal or no packaging.
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.
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.
Take holidays closer to home and avoid air travel if you can to reduce your carbon footprint.
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 drought-resistant plants for the garden to cut down on the need for watering.
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.