I've made and still make my own laundry soap. I've made and still make window cleaner/disinfectant. I travel for work sometimes and get the shampoo, conditioner, and soaps from the hotels, which my DD LOVES using since she is still young, we use them on vacation to travel through airports, and have them on hand for guests staying over. The soap slivers are saved in a baggie/jar and when I have enough, I blend with enough water for hand soap/hand washables. Old shirts/socks are repurposed as rags for cleaning/dusting. I have swiffer dusters that I have rewashed a couple of times before they were done. When my liquid handsoap gets to the halfway point, I add water and shake. Still suds. Dryer sheets are cut in half or thirds. I use vinegar in my rinse cycle. It cleans the machine of residue, and brightens/freshens clothes. I grew up in a first generation American household, so eating different meats was no problem. Use every part of the animal possible. I just wish we were hunters! My neighbor has a garden and gives us unlimited tomatoes, cucumbers, strawberries, squash, onions. Salads are very common in our house in spring/summer! Found out the recipe to my favorite Starbucks iced tea, saving me tons! No bottled water, filtered tap in reusable bottles.
I've used both disposable and cloth diapers. I would only use cloth toilet paper if I could absolutely not afford the paper. I wouldn't go dumpster diving for a gift. I've reused paper towels once. I won't buy expired food.