Uses for Paper Plates

Besides using in craft projects, these plates can be helpful for a variety of things. This guide contains uses for paper plates.
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April 16, 2010 Flag
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I am getting ready to move and am packing up my dishes. I have packed my plates between paper plates that I got from the dollar store. They take up less room than newspaper. When I get to my new place, I can just put the plates in the cupboard without washing them once again, and the paper plates are used over again for lunch time.

By Sandy from Nova Scotia

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April 16, 20100 found this helpful

Wonderful hint, just hope I can remember it, thanks.

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April 17, 20100 found this helpful

I guess if you are moving a short distance that may be okay,but if the dishes have to stay in boxes more than a day I would wash them. Boxes draw bugs and you never know what has crawled in side them. You could also use coffee filters between the dishes. I have used my towels, wash clothes, dish towels and dish rags to pack my dishes with also.

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April 17, 20100 found this helpful

That's a clever idea!

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April 17, 20100 found this helpful

I suppose styrofoam plates would also work, but paper is a little greener/biodegradable. I always hated having to wash the newspaper ink off my dishes after a move.

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April 3, 20110 found this helpful

Great idea, Sandy. I, too, am getting ready to move and will definitely use the paper plates! Thanks.

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April 3, 20110 found this helpful

Great idea. You would think as many times as I have moved. :( I might have thought of that myself, lol Thank you!

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September 15, 2016 Flag
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I store a stack of paper plates on top of my microwave. When I put something like soup in the microwave, I slip a plate under the dish.

Paper Plates as Microwave Helper

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February 14, 2008 Flag

Unusual Website - I found this really neat website that has great ideas for using paper plates as learning tools for your kids - and these are not simple art projects. I'm thinking someone might be able to take advantage of this for a science fair project or homeschooling. The site is http://analyzer.depaul.edu/paperplate/.

By Marie from West Dundee, IL

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February 14, 20080 found this helpful

I could not access that URL

Editor's Note: Sorry about that, it is fixed now and should work.

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February 17, 20080 found this helpful

Nope - I couldn't get in today either (2-17)

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February 18, 20080 found this helpful

The website is http://analyzer.depaul.edu/paperplate/

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April 3, 20110 found this helpful

Checked out that site, the one for folding circles is especially interesting. Will forward that to a couple of teachers. Good for the brain. Thanks.

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January 6, 2011 Flag

If you can't find the dustpan in a hurry, grab a cheap paper plate and cut it in half. Use it to scoop up food spills, broken glass, etc. It will do the job initially, then sweep or wipe the area clean ASAP.

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