June 13, 2011


Eighty Uses For Old Newspaper

  1. Use as umbrella when caught in rain
  2. Protect carseats 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 shape
  6. Stuff in wet shoes overnight to dry and deorderize
  7. Crumple and place in suitcase for couple of weeks to remove stale odors
  8. Use as 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 floor underneath 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 table when children are painting or gluing
  30. Use as wallpaper for a doll house
  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 height of child at table
  39. Use as a stepstool
  40. Cut out articles and make a scrap book on a specific subject of interest to you.
  41. Emergency pot holder
  42. Use to remove heavy grease from oven
  43. Emergency dust pan
  44. Roll, secure in 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 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 bird cage
  65. Line shelves
  66. Line waste baskets
  67. Line a pet's sleeping box
  68. Swat flies with rolled up sheets
  69. Use to wipe paint brushes
  70. Use as 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 baby bottle to insulate
  75. Use as a blotter
  76. Put inside coat for emergency warmth
  77. Place on top of snow with bird feed on it
  78. Place on 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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