Besides reading the newspaper, I find many uses for it around the house.
Newspapers have so many other uses. I always keep some on hand for whenever I need it.
Source: From over thirty years of experience being married with children.
By Mkymlp from NE PA
Reusing Newspaper? I was just asked the other day about this subject.
I rarely buy a newspaper anymore,so I have little experience in reusing them.
One thing Scrap booking
cutting out and saving articles for future generations.
I just found some old articles in my Grandmas pictures.
I have been told that shredded newspaper added to your garden soil is good for it.
I know of one person that adds it to her inside flower pots in little bits.
i remember many years ago we use to stick compressed newspaper in draft spots around our windows.
We also used newspaper to take the dampness from our wet shoes and boots.
Don't forget you fireplace people there is a way of making logs out of newspaper. some kind of machine you can buy.
Thinking back my mother would put newspaper on the floor right inside the kitchen door for us to put our wet cloths on. I guess that was before plastic lol I didn't know I was that old.
Well I gave you a few old ways to reuse newspaper. For once I could not come up with anything new. That is weird for me.
Good Luck To You, Mr. Thrifty
My mother uses newspaper to make small containers for seedlings. When the small plants are ready to set in the soil, she simply places the entire paper container (newsprint, dirt and bedding plant) directly into the ground. She does advise, however, that pages containing coloured ink not be used. Apparently those pages don't degrade and become part of the soil as quickly as simply black and white papers.
For those who recycle kitchen compost using worms (vermiculture) newspaper is a great medium for keeping the container from getting too soupy. The same is true for an outside compost bin.
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