Using Recycled Paper for Notes

April 27, 2010

When the children bring notices home and I don't need them, I rip them in half and use them as scrap paper. I leave them near the phones. The ones I use are the ones that have empty back sides


I have been doing this for years of school children.

By Lorraine from Venice, FLA

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June 18, 2010

This is a recycled craft that the kids can make for dad on his special day (with a little help from mom). It is made from a french fry container from McDonald's.

McDonald's Fries container note holder

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February 7, 2011

Reuse scrap computer paper by tearing into quarters for note paper. Use the unprinted side for notes, shopping lists etc.


Once you no longer need the note paper, shred it and add to your composter to make compost for your garden.

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July 2, 2018

Clipping coupons can save money but, at the same time, it sometimes wastes paper. I only print out coupons that I will definitely use and sometimes that's just 1 coupon or 2 so, I'm left with a good amount of paper left!

A stack of scraps of paper to be used for notes.

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July 24, 2012

After cutting our name, address, and account numbers off the mail that I'm not going to keep, I take the sheets that are blank on the back and cut them up to use for scrap paper.

Paper strips cut from larger pieces of junk mail.

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June 16, 2011

A lot of cash register receipts that you get are blank on the back. Save them, and use them for grocery lists, for listing the next movie that you want to watch, to write down something that you need to get uptown, or to write down a phone number.

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September 17, 2020

I recently found this cutie at a thrift store for .25. I loved how it looked like a an office supply box, even down to the little label spot on the front! But it was an odd size and shape.

Paper scraps cut in the size of the box.

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February 7, 2011

Why buy Post 'em notes? Why not just tear off the unused portion of the computer paper that has been used to print something, but no need to keep the full page or when you go to toss a sheet?

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