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EIGHTY USES FOR OLD NEWSPAPER

 



1.   use as an umbrella when caught in the rain


2.   protect car seats from muddy or wet clothing


3.   spread over outdoor benches to protect clothing


4.   put into loose shoes to tighten


5.   stuff in leather shoes to preserve the shape


6.   stuff in wet shoes overnight to dry and deodorize


7.   crumple and place in the suitcase for a couple of weeks to remove

  • stale odors


8.   use as a mat when polishing shoes


9.   stuff hats to keep their shape


10.  stuff leather handbags in storage


11.  wrap around candle bottoms so they'll fit holders tighter


12.  store records between sheets


13.  use as padding under a table cloth


14.  cover store windows when remodeling


15.  cover furniture when away on vacation 


16.  cover furniture when sanding or painting


17.  spread on the floor underneath the rug when shampooing


18.  dampen and spread over window-panes  before  painting


19.  use to dry and polish window after washing


20.  dampen a bit and use to clean typewriter keys


21.  make a hat when painting


22.  fold to make a sheath for a knife


23.  place in closed windows to eliminate wind rattle


24.  stuff under doors and in cracks to stop cold wind from

coming in


25.  use as a bounce reflector when taking flash photographs or

use to reflect sunlight into shadow areas.


26.  place a sheet in jar tops to tighten loose lids


27.  make unusual lamp shades


28.  make dress patterns


29.  protect the table when children are painting or gluing


30.  use as wallpaper for a dollhouse


31.  make paper chains


32.  make paper dolls


33.  make paper mache handicrafts


34.  make kites


35.  make party hats


36.  occupy children by letting them color and paint the cartoons


37.  make a child's play tent


38.  use to raise the height of the child at the table


39.  use as a step stool


40.  cut out articles and make a scrapbook on a specific

the subject of interest to you.


41.  emergency pot holder


42.  use to remove heavy grease from the oven


43.  emergency dustpan


44.  roll, secure in the middle with elastic and fringe one end to

use to get rid of cobwebs


45.  start fires


46.  use as a fan to make fires burn better


47.  sharpen pencils by rubbing the point on newspaper


48.  muffle a loud alarm clock


49.  muffle the sound of a typewriter by using it as a mat

underneath


50.  place under heavy objects on wooden tables


51.  spread out between garden rows to discourage weeds


52.  use to wrap green tomatoes to ripen


53.  cover plants during a frost


54.  use as a knee pad when gardening or scrubbing floors


55.  roll and use as a funnel


56.  roll and use as a torch


57.  roll and use as a megaphone outdoors


58.  use folded sheets as a fan to keep cool


59.  use as sun shade at spectator events


60.  use as a mat for wet darkroom photographs


61.  shred and stuff in vases to help support fresh flowers


62.  put under car wheels when stuck in snow, mud, or sand


63.  line storage boxes


64.  line bottom of a birdcage


65.  line shelves


66.  line wastebaskets


67.  line a pet's sleeping box


68.  swat flies with rolled-up sheets


69.  use to wipe paint brushes


70.  use as a mat for wet, muddy boots


71.  shred and use for packing breakables


72.  wrap and store Christmas tree ornaments


73.  wrap around ice cream to keep frozen


74.  roll around the baby bottle to insulate


75.  use as a blotter


76.  put inside the coat for emergency warmth


77.  place on top of the snow with bird feed on it


78.  place on the windshield to prevent icing


79.  make a litter bag for your car


80.  crumple (no colors) and place in plastic containers to

eliminate odors



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