Plastic bags are a huge issue and people don't realise how many of them can actually be recycled - Coles for example, has recycling containers for plastic bags,and not just shopping bags but food packages like your bread and pasta packets, and fruit and vegetable bags. I keep a a reusable shopping bag at home and add all my plastic bags to it, then take it to Coles once it's full. It's a simple and effective way to reduce plastic waste.
Toys can be recycled, so can clothes. Sometimes, I remove buttons from pretty dresses that have been over-used. Many other kitchen things can be re-used for arts & crafts, such as lids, bottle covers, etc.
Ikea takes cork and batteries.
I cut off the front of cards and use them again postcard style - mainly at xmas.
Ribbons off gifts. Gift bags.
Crafty people can make amazing things but I am not one of them.
Fabric and plastic bags can be made into braided or crocheted rugs; All those tiny ribbons sewn onto clothes to keep them on hangers can be cut off and used to thread through drawstring marble bags; tear up paper and put it under mulch in your garden or in a worm farm; liquid from canned food or from rinsing cans or bowls can go on your garden as can coffee grounds or tea bags,