Budget101 Discussion List Archives Tips-n-Tricks 10 uses for newpaper

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    • #269710

      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

    • #411433

      Thanks for the tips. There’s always newspaper around here, hubby’s a big reader.

    • #411502

      Thanks for the tips. There’s always newspaper around here, hubby’s a big reader.

    • #411451

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

    • #411521

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

    • #411394

      @Tarrien 103229 wrote:

      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.

    • #411459

      @Tarrien 103229 wrote:

      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.

    • #411398

      I love the veggie drawer idea!!! Thanks!!!

    • #411461

      I love the veggie drawer idea!!! Thanks!!!

    • #411476

      Don’t forget those MYO Peat Pots so you’ll be ready for out in the garden in a couple months!

    • #411552

      Don’t forget those MYO Peat Pots so you’ll be ready for out in the garden in a couple months!

    • #411484

      That is an ingenious idea brchbell!!!

    • #411557

      That is an ingenious idea brchbell!!!

    • #411667

      brchbell,
      I’ll have to look for this one

      Quote:
      myo peat pots

      i have an idea how to do this..that’s a good add on.

    • #411752

      brchbell,
      I’ll have to look for this one

      Quote:
      myo peat pots

      i have an idea how to do this..that’s a good add on.

    • #414730

      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.

    • #422939

      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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