I don't intend to make this a daily thing, but it's what is on my mind right now.
Yesterday I looked at a few ways I do things.
Number One: laundry. In August, SFO Mom talked about using less laundry detergent. I'll admit that I am somewhat lazy about measuring the amount I use. I do recognize that the scoop is bigger than even the large-load amount (and recognize that this is done intentionally to get us to use that powder faster than necessary, making us buy more), and so I will, at a minimum, make sure I use no more than the recommended amount and begin experimenting with using less, since my washer is pretty new and should be able to do the job efficiently.
Also, I ran out of those dryer sheets that prevent static cling, and keep forgetting to put them on my shopping list. For a few weeks now, I've been doing laundry without any, and I haven't really missed them too much. Perhaps once the colder, dryer weather kicks in, I may need to restock, but for now, I'll live without them.
Number Two: doing dishes. Here's another area where I've developed a bad habit. I am very grateful for my dish washer, which is filled to the brim at least once per day. I avoid doing small loads, and will sometimes wait for the next day's breakfast dishes if one day produces one and a half loads. Of course, there are always one or two dishes that can't go in the dish washer, and they get washed by hand. My habit is that I will squirt out a small amount of dish soap on a scrubby and wash the few items. That's fine for one or two things. But if I actually have a sink-full of things I intend to wash by hand, I will waste quite a bit of soap doing it that way. So, I will work on a new habit wherein I make nice soapy water and wash the dishes the right way.