Simple and Creative Ways How to Reuse Old Newspapers

Ever wondered what to do with your old piles of newspaper? Don’t just toss it away on your recycle bins! Here are some ways to rescue old newspapers and give it a second life.

Let’s simplify: Less is the new more!

More people are now into “going green” theme and will most likely to recycle anything in any way possible.

Ever wondered what to do with your old piles of newspaper? Don’t just toss it away on your recycle bins! Here are some ways to rescue old newspapers and give it a second life.


Wrappers and Covers.

Old newspapers can be one great way to cover books, textbook, notebooks or even magazines. You can then just choose a colourful page or with cool patterns so as to have a more unique output.

This is also an excellent alternative way to wrap simple gifts that does not need a special wrapping paper. Wrappers will be soon ripped off and thrown away. Just make sure you use unique page designs.


Windows and Floor Paint Protector.

It is very easy to spill paint all over the floor when we paint our walls or any side of the room. Newspapers are the best gadget to handle those spilled paint. Just put the newspaper below the area where you’re going to paint.

For the windows, you don’t need to buy masking tape when painting around the windows. Simply wet several long strips of newspaper and place them on the glass along the side of the wood you will be painting on. Much easier to remove than the tape too!


Odor Remover.

Newspapers are natural odor absorber; it helps keep the items or things fresher by absorbing the dampness and odor. Stuffed some few sheets of newspapers on smelly shoes or boots or sneakers and let it stay overnight. You can also put this on boxes or containers with unpleasant smell. Use more newspaper if you’re going to deodorize suitcases and trunks. For the kitchen sink, line the pail with few sheets to absorbs spills as well as the bad smell. Put sheets under the pail too.


Helps Ripen Fruits.

Yes, newspapers can really ripen fruits perfectly (tomatoes, mangoes, pears, etc.). Simply wrap the individual pieces and put it on airtight containers inside a dark cabinet or closet. Check each fruit every three days.


Compost Pit Recipe.

Newspapers (printed in black ink only; avoid glossy pages) can be shredded and wet and add on the compost pile to reduce odour. This can also be a treat to earthworms.


Cleaning Material.

Want to have a streak-free glass windows or mirrors? Simply use a wet crumbled wad of newspaper to wipe the windows and mirrors. Shiny, isn’t it?


Newspaper Pots.

How about using newspapers instead of plastic pots for planting tree/fruit seedlings? Shape it to pots and tape it so as to keep the shape and plant the seeds. When they start to sprout and are big enough to be transferred to the ground, you can then just tear the bottom or take the paper pot then put it on the compost pit.


Kindling.

Newspapers are crumpled, put under logs and used as a kindling to start fire.


Fiesta Decors/Banners and Game Ideas.

Have you seen those fiesta banners, which look like little flags hanging on the streets every time there are festivities or other town’s affair? Aside from plastics, you can also use newspaper and shape it to triangles to hang on. Choose colored pages of newspaper or whatever page or designs you desired.

If there’s an affair, there’s always a game. Newspaper dance is one game that everybody can join and have fun. All you need is a piece of newspaper for every participant and they will dance their way up to the last square.


Wet Shoes Dryer.

Sometime, our shoes get soaked in the rain. To avoid further damage, stuffed the shoe with balled-up newspaper and place it on room temperature for moisture to be absorbed.


Shape-keeper.

Keep the shape of your things like bags, shoes, sneakers, boots or soft sided luggages by stuffing crumpled newspapers. Keeps the bad odour too!


Safe Toys, Paper Bags and Trash Box.

Some ideas of safe toys include planes, kites, hats, bracelets and boats. These old things can also be shaped as paper bags and trash boxes by using several pieces to make it sturdy.


Shipping Packages.

You can wrap the fragile or delicate things individually with several pieces of newspapers. This is better than plastic peanuts or bubble wrap.


Sleeping Bag's Partner.

Newspapers can keep your sleeping bag dry and free from any stains as well as it can provide you a layer of warmth. Just place several newspapers underneath your sleeping bag.


Shattered Glass Picker.

Tiny fragments of broken glass can stick to the wet newspaper. It is one of the relatively safe ways to keep tiny pieces of glass from lying around the corner.


Give it to Recycling Shops.

Shops will pay you for every kilo of newspaper you have. Don’t just simply throw it away on garbage bags and increase consumption of landfills.


Save time, save money, save earth!

These are just some simple ways to recycle old newspapers. It can save you a lot of money and time. This is also a step to save our environment – saving one tree at a time.

For those who support and are willing to support theLet’s Paint the World Green” campaign, are you ready to start?



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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

You have some very good idea here Spy. I remember as kids we used to make pots with papier mashe. I haven't seen that done for a long time.

Awesome hub


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LetitiaFT 4 years ago from Paris via California

This comes at just the right time. I have a whole stack I'd saved to keep a crate of peaches cool during an eight hour drive in a heat wave (it worked). Now I can even use them again thanks to your tips!


Naturelover 4 years ago

Wow cool ideas with newspapers. we used to use np as packaging and fruit wrapper.never heard of the pots!


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida

Great tips, Spy! I knew about composting (I have a compost bin in my back yard) and using newspapers to clean windows (use white vinegar instead of window cleaner!). I was unaware of the odor control. Interesting!

I love this new series, Spy. You're a woman after my own green jeans! Tee hee....


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

thank you for the message Rosemay.. yes, we did that too. they're fun to make.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Thanks Letitia! my mom used to wrap our fruits with newspaper and I wonder why.. very useful act on reusing these old papers.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Naturelover, you should try the pots and plant some seedling. very fun.


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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

An extremely engaging hub with helpful suggestions! I used some newspapers as book covers, wrappers for fruits & vegetables and as painting-protector. This is a wonderful 'go green' hub! Well-done!

Thanks for SHARING. Useful, Awesome & Interesting. Voted up & Socially Shared


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Yeah yeah!! Im a nature-lover by heart and your hubs Green Tips really inspired me to do "Let's Paint the World Green" theme.. You're the best Sha!! Very inspiring!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Ish, thanks for stopping by. You are awesome for supporting the "Let's Paint the World Green" theme! Thanks for the shared, hope more and more will be aware.. :) SAve Nature!


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida

Awesome, Spy. I'm glad my words have spread the importance of saving our enviroment. Awesome!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Terrific ideas Sha for starting the Green Tips. Hope you will write more. Your ideas are superb!


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida

Spy, I've written a total of 28. I still have 6 more to post in my Green Tips series. I'll have to come up with more once I've gotten them all posted.


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starstream 4 years ago from Northern California

Yes! I remember those northern country days when I picked mostly green tomatoes which had a tint of orange and carefully packed them in newspaper to ripen for a month indoors. It did work. Thanks.


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Excellent ideas share here!!! Very creative. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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Lipnancy 4 years ago from Hamburg, New York

My parents used to roll newspapers onto a log. They had a device to roll it. One newspaper log could last up to 5 hours in the wood stove.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Sha, that's wonderful! will be waiting for that posts.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

hi starstream.. that's wonderful. we used to cover semi-ripe papayas, bananas and mangoes. works perfectly. thanks for the message!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Faith, thank you for the kind words.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Wow that's great to hear Nancy. I'm so glad that people are trying to save our planet by doing the 3R's (reuse, reduce, recycle)


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amanthkr01 4 years ago from India

This hub is really a superb collection of some well thought constructive ideas of reusing the old newspapers. I am sure if all of us stop wasting papers, we can definitely save lots of trees and can make our environment green.

Voted up and useful!!!!!!!!!!!


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Our trash company here in Las Vegas supplies us with containers to recycle newspapers, plastics and glass. The only thing you have to is to make the first call to get the containers.

Voted up useful and interesting, Joyce.


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tobusiness 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Unknown, a very useful and practical hub. Like writer20, we have everything recycled. Voted up


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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Mycee, this is fantastic info on giving newspaper a second life. I usually recycle them, but I love the idea of biodegradable plant pots.


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi M. Great hub and fulled with great useful information to recycle old newspapers. Some of the ways to recycle newspaper i knew before, thanks for all the other way in did not know . Awesome !

Vote up and more !!! SHARING !


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learner365 4 years ago

Wow some very useful and practical ideas that you have presented in your Hub. Using a wet crumbled newspaper for cleaning and shinning up windows or glass tables is perfect.I have tried that myself also and the results are awesome.

Thanks for sharing.Voted up and useful!!!


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ignugent17 4 years ago

Great hub ! It really very useful and it is really very simple. Very clever of you unknown spy. Voted up and more!


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nighthag 4 years ago from Australia

I love the idea of making useful items from something that would normally just fill my bin. Great hub that I am sure to come back too :)


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States

Great ideas! We do recycle our newspapers. I have also used them for a gift covering. I never considered using them to make a seedling pot. You have several ideas I had never considered. Good hub!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Aman, thank you for the support. yes, we can really save trees on this case.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Joyce, that's very good to hear. wish we had like that in here.we had trash bins though with labels non-bio and bio.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Jo, thanks for the message too.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Deb, thank you for stopping by..yes me too..those were great!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Tom, thanks for the shared! really could use that. glad to know you like the hub.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

learner, thank you for the visit. tried that too..we had a lot of newspapers and we always come up with new ideas how to reuse them.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Meldz, thanks for the message and for the vote! hope this help us.


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

Creative ideas. thanks


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SotD and Zera 4 years ago

These are really great suggestions. I never knew what to do with my old newspapers, so I'm glad I found this hub.

-Zera


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

thank you so much nighthag.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

wow, that's great Pamela. you should try the newspaper pots.it's fun to make and plant those little seeds.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

thank you for the read mhatter


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Clever ideas! I love it! especially the plant pot, now why didn't I think of that? yes you are right newspaper is good for soaking up smells, I used to use them for my shoes, just stuff the shoes and voila! I will definitely be looking out for ways to use it in future, great ideas voted up! cheers nell


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carter06 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW

Fantastic ideas US I'm all for going green & recycling as much as possible...I didn't know about the odour thing and newspaper pots are a great idea for seedlings...Thanks for this...VUAUI & shared


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AliciaC 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

I love all these great ideas for reusing newspapers, unknown spy! Many of the suggestions are new to me. Thank you very much for sharing them.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Nell, thank you for stopping by. Glad to know you find this useful. Way back, my mom used to buy newspaper everyday..and we just cant burn them or toss into recycle bins.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

hi carter! this is great! we all go green! Nell's using this for odour thing.you should try this one.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Wow, glad that I could suggest tips Alicia. thanks for stopping by.


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Arielqiao 4 years ago

I often use the old newspaper to make trash box.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hi Ariel.. it's good to hear that. and thank you for the visit.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Hi M, I also use newspapers as a table protector when my granddaughter and I do crafts. Especially painting or any project that requires glue or paste. Your ideas are fantasic. Thank you for sharing!


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

Great ideas here, some I never thought of! We go through a lot of newspaper. I always take them to the recycle bin, but I may be able to use them for some other things too. Voted this up and useful! Have a great day! :)


devsirz 4 years ago

Ultimate hub about the use of newspapers.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Shine..wow nice of you to visit this one. Thank you so much for reading..that was fantastic! working with crafts with your adorable granddaughter.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

SGbrown, thanks for stopping by. Yes, you try to use them for other things..you will be amazed by how useful newspapers are.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Thank you so much Dev!


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midget38 4 years ago from Singapore

I love all the ideas here, Myz. I love the one about newspaper pots as well!! Thanks for these!! We actually have people here who personally collect old newspapers for recycling..and if we don't want to give these away, we can actually turn them into pots and even pencil holders. Cool!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

it's so much fun right.. you can use them too to make paper toys and bond with your kids. Thanks for the visit Michelle!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

Great suggestions! I have used newspaper to clean glass. It works great on a windshield. Excellent green tips!


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TycoonSam 4 years ago from Washington, MI

Go Green! Great ideas. Thanks!


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manicpanicplease 4 years ago from Canada

Nice hub Unknown Spy! I will totally try some of these out. Good to know that there's so many other ways to reuse or recycle old papers and flyers. I usually use mine for crafts, but there's really only so much paper mache that one persons needs before it borders on insanity.


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mmsu 4 years ago from Pakistan

Nice suggestions!!People should definitely follow these!


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suzettenaples 4 years ago from Taos, NM

What an interesting article. Clever, too. I didn't know newspaper was an odor eater. Thanks for the information.


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Tonipet 4 years ago from The City of Generals

Excellent article we needed this Spy! Great idea giving it to recycling shops, or village marts to get further use out of. These suggestions are very helpful kids will learn a lot. I'm voting up useful and I'm bookmarking! Thank you for this.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

I love all your ideas. I try to recycle them by using them for packing and at school under art projects. Your green ideas will definitely help us to keep our environment healthy and save trees. Voted way up!


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Spy, these are excellent ideas to reuse newspaper and go green. Voting this up, useful and sharing.


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Angelo52 4 years ago from Central Florida

Good tips for using up those unwanted newspapers. We currently just recycle them but looks like some might get pulled to make use of some of your tips.


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jainismus 4 years ago from Pune, India

Great uses, thank you for sharing this information.


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Rosalinem 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

Hi unknown, very informative. I like the one for making pots for planting and ripening fruit as well.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hello @Tammy, TycoonSam, Manicpanicplease, MMsu, Suzette, Tonette, Dianna, Rajan, Angelo, Jainismus..Rosaline :)

thank you all for supporting the green theme, Let's Paint the World Green! Wish more and more people will go green and save environment!


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Your Cousins 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

I like to store old newspapers from special days, especially from birth dates of my children to present to them later as gifts so they can read about events that occurred when they were born. Voted up and useful.


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Packed with ideas, at least three I can start up immediately. Wonderful job, spy... Love the way you think! Voted UP and UABI.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Yourcousins, Maria.. thank you so much for supporting my hub. You ideas, yourcousin is definitely great.


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Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas

Thank you for all of these wonderful ideas about ways we can reuse newspapers! I especially love the newspaper flower pots... such a neat idea... thanks :)


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

hi Jamie. Thank you for visiting this hub. i love the pots too.


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Tiffers79 4 years ago from Olathe KS (Kansas City Metro Area)

My family is big on recycling! We very fortunate to live in a community that offers curb side pickup for all recyclables except glass & even have lawn debris pickups. Both are weekly & cost about $5 a month. We also take extra trips for glass :-) great habit to have!!!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Wow tiff! that's great to hear! we shouldnt just dump our garbage anywhere. I hope all people do recycling and disposng of garbage properly. So far, I'm glad that I've received many comments that they were on recyclings too.


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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

These are great useful ideas for recycling paper. Voted up. I have stopped delivery of the paper because I was getting inundated with the paper. It is also good to put in pet's cages, and the animal shelter will always accept them for use in their cages as well. And now, our city has a recycling program that will pick up recyclables including newspaper.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

hi sasha. thank you much for the support. yeah, pet's cages and animal shelter might be a good additional info. :)


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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

I've used a lot of these ideas at one time or another, but I totally forgot about using newspaper to clean windows. It does work well...I'm going to do that on cleaning day! The windows could use a good scrub. I also like using them as odor absorbers in the fridge. Voted up and shared!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

hello vespawolf. thanks for stopping by and for the shared + votes. Im glad that this hub reminded you of other things as well. thanks for supporting nature.


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jantamaya 4 years ago from UK

Great hub! Thank you for writing it! Ingenious, innovative ideas!

Maybe I can add one to your collection... use newspapers to protect your china when moving. Wrap each piece of porcelain, ceramics or pottery in newspapers :-)


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

hello jantamaya!! thank you so much for reading and for the wonderful message. Yep. it's included i think on the shipping packages line.


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jantamaya 4 years ago from UK

Yes dear spy, you're right. I didn't think about it :-)) See, I like this hub so much because you have managed to put there almost 99%, almost everything what is possible ... but, did you think that Xmas presents can be lovingly wrapped in (maybe even nicely painted) newspapers? :) Yes, you have even mentioned it as you said "an excellent alternative way to wrap simple gifts." :-)


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Jan, ohh you're so sweet. hugss. thank you so much for the effort to visit again :)


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agusfanani 4 years ago from Indonesia

Thank you very much for sharing that useful information so that we can make better use of old newspaper. Vote up !


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starstream 4 years ago from Northern California

Once I used the comics section of the newspaper to wrap a gift. It was simple and fun. There are many creative ways to cover items like books which you mentioned. Yes, reuse our resources!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Thank you so much Agusfanami! I know your hubs about recycling plastics are awesome!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Starstream, you are such a darling. Thank you, wow..i really appreciate this. I also like to cover my books with the comic section :)


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GoGreenTips 4 years ago from Indianapolis

Interesting! Great Hub! Well-written and great material. Never heard of newspapers being used to help with odors before.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

GoGreen, love your hubs!! thanks for the read and glad to give an extra tip about the uses of newspapers. tested and proven, it can really absorb odor.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

We recycle our news paper through the trash. I have used newpaper for gifts it's pretty with a bright ribbon. We've used it for tomatoes, for windows, for cat boxes, sheddred it and put it in our compost when we use to have one. I put it in the bottom of my crisper. Loved your hub and have voted uP! Shared.


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mvillecat 4 years ago from Milledgeville, Georgia

We donate our papers to the local humane society to be used in the pet cages. We also shredd them for the compost bin. Great info. I voted up and tweeted.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

You really came up with some great ideas here. As part of my cutting back on my budget, I stopped subscribing to our local paper, but when I buy a Sunday paper, I save those for our animal shelter.

I voted this Hub UP and will share.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Moonlake, wow thank you for the votes and shared. I appreciate that more and more people I know that is into recycling too.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

mvillecat, nespapers are really good for pet cages. soem people just throw their newspapers anywhere, not to even recycle it! there are so many ways to give it a second life! :)


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Mary, i am so thankful for your visit. and glad that you really contribute and not just throw it away. Thanks and hugs to you!


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cashmere 4 years ago from India

What a lot of ideas! I have some times used newspapers for a few of the purposes mentioned above, but the whole list is really expansive. I'd say this hub is well worth bookmarking.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Cashmere, you really put a smile on my face. thank you so much!! Huggs


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John MacNab 4 years ago from the banks of the St. Lawrence

An excellent hub, unknown spy. Over the years I've used newspapers for most of the reasons you've listed. Another use, during WWll was to cut the softest newspaper into squares and use them for toilet paper. It had to be the softest paper, in those days in Scotland it was the Sunday Post. Voted up and interesting.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Thanks John. Wow, i love the idea of cutting and making them as toilet paper. Great comment John!


Abby 4 years ago

Oh! this is very good! I love your suggestions.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

hi abby, thank you that you find this useful.


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CrazedNovelist 4 years ago from Hampton, GA

Goodness Unknown!! I was expecting like five or six uses... but you found a lot more than that! :) I had no idea about a lot of those. This was definitely a useful article and good job with it. I'm sure this one has had high viewership. I could see myself googling this one! :) Always a pleasure.

-Aubrey


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

hi aubrey! thank you so much for stopping by. and yeah, never knew that there are so many great ways to reuse newspapers :)


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mywill4ever 4 years ago from From the place where happy people LIVES and that's what we call

so informative spy and useful, thank you for sharing , and now I am learning from this hubs ! great hubs !


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

thanks Lot


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

Excellent hub about the value of old newspapers. I love to decoupage old items with them, changing common containers into arty holders for gifts or documents, stationary, cookies and sweets....

One (box)file covered with newspaper may look 'common' but a couple of files on the shelve all covered with newspaper surely look awesomely arty...

Voted up, useful and interesting :)


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

thank you so much Martie.! newspaper can be of great help!


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DeborahNeyens 3 years ago from Iowa

Great ideas. I learned a few new things, too. Newspaper as an odor absorber - who knew? Thanks.


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unknown spy 3 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hello deborah. Thank you for visiting! yep! wonderful, right?


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visionandfocus 3 years ago from North York, Canada

I love the seedling pot idea! It makes a lot of sense and would be so convenient when it's time to re-pot. Knew about the fruit ripening and window cleaning but not the odor-eating properties of newspaper. Very informative and enjoyable hub. Voted up, useful, interesting and awesome!


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unknown spy 3 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

thank you visionandfocus. way back home, we used to plant seedlings of tomatoes and eggplants on newspaper pots. sounds fun too especially when you're bonding with your kids.

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