I recently found a great deal on the Sunday paper ($10 for the year!) so I have it delivered to my home each week. This is my primary way to get a hold of coupons so it’s worth the $.20 per week. Just one coupon makes up for the cost of the paper. I’ve always recycled the paper at the end of the day, but I often wonder what else I could do to use the paper. These are 2 of my favorite ways to use it around the house.
Use newspaper instead of paper towels to clean glass.
It seems completely wrong to clean a window/mirror using newspaper, but it works. It leaves your fingers a mess, but the mirror will be spotless.
Turn your paper into seedling pots.
First up, cut your newspaper into strips, about 3.5” by 10”.
Using a PotMaker, wrap the paper around the press.
Place the press into the base and spin. It helps if you bend the bottom in before pressing into the base, fold it like the you would wrap the end of a box with gift wrap. The base will do the rest of the work.
Remove from the press and admire your little newspaper pot.
I use a baking pan that I picked up on clearance at HomeGoods to hold all the pots. It makes it easy to keep them all in one place, they are easy to move around, and I don’t have to worry about making a mess when I water them. I use a spray bottle to water the plants as I don’t need a lot of water to keep them alive.
Fill with dirt and seeds. A few weeks later you’ll have little seedlings and you can then transplant the entire newspaper pot into your garden.