Uses for a Newspaper

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      use newspaper to:
      1. Deodorize food containers. Stuff a balled-up piece of newspaper into a
      lunch box or thermos, seal it, and let sit overnight.

      Ripen tomatoes. Wrap them individually and leave them out at room
      3. Pack delicate items. Wrap frames and figurines with several pieces of
      newspaper, then crumple the remaining sections to fill extra space in the box.

      Wipe away tough streaks on glass. Use newspaper with cleaning fluid to
      clean mirrors and windows.
      5. Preserve antique glass.

      Some older frames have finishes on the glass that
      can be damaged by cleaning solutions. Remove smudges by rubbing with
      newspaper dipped in a solution of one part white vinegar and one part warm
      Let air-dry.
      6. Dry shoes.

      Place crumpled paper in them overnight.
      7. Wrap gifts. Use the comics to wrap a child’s birthday gift, or try the
      wedding announcements for an engagement gift.

      Create a home for slushy snow boots. During the winter, keep a pile of
      newspaper near the entryway. When your little snowmen and -women come home,
      they can toss their winter wear onto the newspaper instead of creating puddles
      on the floor.

      Prepare a garden. In the fall, mow a patch of lawn to make room for a
      dedicated bed. Cover it with four layers of newspaper, then a four-inch layer
      shredded leaves or bark mulch.

      Hose it down. Come spring, the compost
      blanket will have smothered the grass roots, and the bed will be primed for
      10. Keep the refrigerator vegetable drawer dry and free of smells.

      Line the
      bottom with newspaper.

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Budget101 Discussion List Archives Tips-n-Tricks Uses for a Newspaper