Wednesday, January 13, 2010

REUSE IT IDEAS

Some of these ideas I use and others I plan to try.  Hope you find a few you can use too!


Reuse Ideas for Newspaper Bags/Sleeves
  • Treat bags for kids parties, trim the top if too long. 
  • Gift wrap- line the bag with tissue paper and finish off with a bow
  • Wet umbrellas
  • Dirty shoe bag for car- if your kids play sports you will understand this one
  • Dirty diaper bags
  • Doggy poop bags
  • Return to carrier plus the rubber bands- check with them first
  • Double bagging store bought bread to freeze- the original packaging of bread doesn't do much to protect it in the freezer- leftover bread bags would be great for this too
  • Save paint roller or paintbrush for later use
  • Small produce bags for grocery store- yes you can take you own!
Reuse  Ideas for Tissue Boxes
  • Trash cans for car- won't tip over and spill its contents
  • Holder for plastic grocery bags, newspaper sleeves, used dryer sheets (some people have found great uses for these- I'll share that list later)
  • Collection spot for Box Tops for Education and soup labels- all those things you collect for school
  • Toys- mailbox, slippers (dinosaur or robot feet or carpet skates), building blocks, many crafts
  • Gift box - as is or cut the top off and use tissue paper like you would in a gift bag
  • If it has a pretty design, cut apart to make book marks, gift tags and more
  • Cut the top off and use as drawer organizers
  • Trash can by a sick bed for all those used tissues- it can sit on the bed without spilling it contents

Do you have more reuse it ideas for the two items? Please share your ideas in the comments below.

4 comments:

  1. With our recent snow and no show boots for the older two, I used those plastic newspaper sleeves to keep their socks dry. They put on their socks, then the plastic sleeves and then the shoes. A little tape was need to keep them from sliding down skinny legs. They came in with dry socks and therefore warmer feet.

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  2. The bags that newspapers come in are usually a very pretty color and many crafters who use plastic bags for crafting really desire these beautiful colored bags. Save the bags and offer them on a crafting site or recycling forum. You are sure to get takers for them. I know I'm always looking for pretty bags to crochet.

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  3. I tried the baked potatoes in the crockpot and they were delicious. Great idea for large groups!

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