Deals on multiple Sunday newspaper subscriptions are great for bringing more coupons into your home, but it also means there’s a lot of newspaper that goes straight into the recycling. How about squeezing out another use for them? Here are 10 ways to reuse newspaper!
Gift Wrap – Save the comics section from the newspaper and you’ll never need to buy wrapping paper again!
Seed Starters –– Make your own seed starters from newspaper. Once planted, the newspaper will deteriorate and allow the roots to grow deep. You can also put sheets of newspaper between plants in your garden to help keep the weeds down.
Odor Absorber — Newspaper is great at absorbing odors. Stuff it inside a pair of shoes, a diaper bag, or even your refrigerator to help get rid of smells. Genius!
Compost Material – Newspaper is a great addition to compost bins, including worm bins!
Pets – If you’re house training a pet or need bedding for a cage, newspaper dominates. Many animal shelters accept newspaper donations as well!
Craft Projects – Cover your table with newspaper before starting a project with your kids. Pinterest has an abundance of paper mache projects to do with your kids this summer, or you could even make your own piñata for a party.
Breakables – Whether you’re shipping something, or getting ready to move, newspaper is a great packing material.
Household Cleaning – Newspapers can absorb spills just as well as paper towels and are great for washing windows.
Prevent Ice on Windshields – If you park outside in the winter, place newspaper on your windshield to prevent icing. No more scraping car windows when you’re already running late!
Ripen Tomatoes — Get your green tomatoes to red quicker by wrapping them in newspaper and storing them in a dry, cool place.
How do you reuse your newspaper?
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