Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Waste Less Wednesday: Newspaper

We recycle our newspapers, but there are plenty of uses for the paper before it hits the recycling bin.

Make a hat: There are several versions of this, but this one offers pretty easy instructions.

Use as packing materials: Use several layers of paper between plates or breakable objects when packing. If shipping items, shred the paper and use as filler. When I sell on eBay, I will sometimes fill newspaper bags with shredded paper and use this to protect whatever I am shipping.

Protect your table during messy projects: If painting or doing another messy project, newspaper can make a great barrier between the project and the table.

Wrapping paper: The comics make great wrapping paper. I've also used other sections of the paper, such as a cooking article for someone who likes to cook. It makes a great conversation piece and costs nothing extra.

Feel free to leave a comment with other ways you reuse newspaper. Also, do not forget to enter my first giveaway which is for three redbox codes. We love to use redbox for cheap date nights and sometimes family night. The contest ends tonight and I will post the winner tomorrow.


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