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23 USES FOR OLD NEWSPAPER

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I know we all recycle our newspapers, but just in case you have an emergency and some paper that hasn’t gone to be recycled yet, here are some uses for it:

1. Protect car seats from muddy or wet clothing

2. Stuff in wet shoes overnight to dry and deodorize

3. Stuff leather handbags in storage

4. Cover furniture when sanding or painting

5. Use to dry and polish windows after washing

6. Crumple and place in suitcase for couple of weeks to remove stale odors

7. Place in closed windows to eliminate wind rattle

8. Stuff under doors and in cracks to stop cold wind from coming in

9. Make paper mache crafts

10. Make a child’s play tent

11. Start fires

12. Spread out between garden rows to discourage weeds

13. Use to wrap green tomatoes to ripen

14. Cover plants during a frost

15. Roll and use as a funnel

16. Roll and use as a torch

17. Put under car wheels when stuck in snow, mud or sand

18. Line bottom of bird cage

19. Use as mat for wet, muddy boots

20. Shred and use for packing breakable items

21. Wrap and store Christmas tree ornaments

22. Wrap around ice cream to keep frozen while transporting home

23. Protect table when children are doing crafts

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