10 uses for newpaper- Tips-n-Tricks

1. deodorize food containers. Ball a piece up, seal, let sit over night 2. Ripen tomatoes. Wrap individually and let sit out at room temp 3. Pack delicate items 4. clean glass 5. preserve antique glass - mix half vinegar and half water and clean with newpaper

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    1. deodorize food containers. Ball a piece up, seal, let sit over night

    2. Ripen tomatoes. Wrap individually and let sit out at room temp

    3. Pack delicate items

    4. clean glass

    5. preserve antique glass - mix half vinegar and half water and clean with newpaper

    6. Dry shoes-place balled up paper in them overnight

    7. Wrap gifts

    8. home for slushy snow boots and wet shoes

    9. prepare a garden- mow patch for garden place 4 layers of newspaper, cover with leaves or mulch and hose down (acts as compost pile)

    10. keep the refrigerator veggie drawer dry and free of smells
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    Thanks for the tips. There's always newspaper around here, hubby's a big reader.


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    also, can be used as makeshift pet bedding if you're low on cash and have a lot lying around

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarrien View Post
    also, can be used as makeshift pet bedding if you're low on cash and have a lot lying around
    I do this for the bottom of my parakeet cage. It works quite well.
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    I love the veggie drawer idea!!! Thanks!!!
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    Don't forget those MYO Peat Pots so you'll be ready for out in the garden in a couple months!

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    That is an ingenious idea brchbell!!!
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    brchbell,
    I'll have to look for this one
    MYO Peat Pots
    I have an idea how to do this..That's a good add on.
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    I have 2 uses for the extra ones.

    I use them to cool cookies. Lay down a few pages and then lay my cookies out. They work great. I can also stack them so i use very little space to cool large batches of cookies.

    I donate any extra papers to my local SPCA as they use them (and plastic grocery bags) for the animals.

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    I use torn-up newspaper (and old mail, magazines, etc.) as free kitty litter (with plastic grocery bags for disposal). It's amazying how many paper items are available around a house that can be disposed of by recycling this way. (Just no plastic, and watch out for staples - like from magazines.) I just tear up the paper into chunks, and save in plastic grocery bags. Then I put the paper pieces in the litter box. Every day, I just change the paper litter, and dispose of the used paper litter in a plastic grocery bag. Newspaper deodorizes and absorbs moisture without having a scent of it's own. And the cats like it.

 

 

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