Newspapers serve a variety of purposes other than providing the news. So before you decide to add them to your recycling basket, review this article and consider if any of the uses apply to you. You might find yourself sitting a gold mine as newspapers can actually help you save money. Here are 8 ways to deal with old newspaper.
1. Newspapers for craft projects
If you have children, then you probably know already that newspapers can keep your kids busy with a variety of craft projects. From something as simple as a paper hat to more complex paper Mache projects, newspapers are the base of a variety of craft related work.
2. Newspapers in your garden
It is surprising to know that you can use newspapers as a gardening tool in a variety of ways. For indoor potted plants, place shredded newspaper at the base of the pot. This prevents excessive draining of water and keeps your plants fresh. Outdoors, use shredded newspaper on your freshly planted flowerbed to prevent weeds. It will naturally decompose on its own.
3. Newspapers to clean your windows
You don’t need the latest cleaning products or wipes to keep your windows sparkling. All you need is some newspaper and some vinegar. Crush up the newspaper and sprinkle some vinegar over it. Then wipe the windows as you would ordinarily. The result will astonish you.