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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Ways To Use Your Old Newspaper

Use Your Newspaper to:

1. Deodorize food containers. Stuff a balled-up piece of newspaper into
a lunch box or thermos, seal it, and let sit overnight.

2. Ripen tomatoes. Wrap them individually and leave them out at room

3. Pack delicate items.Wrap frames and figurines with several pieces of
newspaper, then crumple the remaining sections to fill extra space in
the box.

4. Wipe away tough streaks on glass. Use newspaper with cleaning fluid
to clean mirrors and windows.

5. Preserve antique glass. Some older frames have finishes on the glass
that can be damaged by cleaning solutions. Remove smudges by rubbing
with newspaper dipped in a solution of one part white vinegar and one
part warm water. Let air-dry.

6. Dry shoes. Place crumpled paper in them overnight.

7. Wrap gifts. Use the comics to wrap a childs birthday gift, or try the
wedding announcements for an engagement gift.

8. Create a home for slushy snow boots. During the winter, keep a pile
of newspaper near the entryway. When your little snowmen and -women come
home, they can toss their winter wear onto the newspaper instead of
creating puddles on the floor.

9. Prepare a garden. In the fall, mow a patch of lawn to make room for a
dedicated bed. Cover it with four layers of newspaper, then a four-inch
layer of shredded leaves or bark mulch. Hose it down. Come spring, the
compost blanket will have smothered the grass roots, and the bed will be
primed for planting.

10. Keep the refrigerator vegetable drawer dry and free of smells. Line
the bottom with newspaper.

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