Eighty Uses for Old Newspaper

  1. use as umbrella when caught in rain

  2. protect car seats 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 deodorize

  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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