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6 Ways To Reuse Newspapers at Home

Clean and decorate your space using old copies that you've collected


After reading the morning paper, where do you keep your copy? When our old copies pile up, we usually bring them to the nearest junk shop or recycle them as wrappers at home.

If you've accumulated tons of old newspapers, here are six ways to reuse them. 

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Keep these tricks in mind:

Shelf liner

Avoid scratches on your cabinet or dresser by using old newspapers as shelf liners. These are cheaper alternatives compared to wax liners — plus, they are easy to replace! 

Pet litter box liner

Do you have pets at home? Place old newspapers on top of your cat's or dog’s litter box to immediately absorb bad odors.

Shoe deodorizer

Remove smells from your shoes by crumpling pages of the newspaper then stuffing them inside your pairs. You may also sprinkle a bit of baking soda inside to speed up the process. 

Garden barrier

If there are weeds growing in your garden, you can remove them quickly by covering your plants with wet newspaper. This can act as a compost pile and smoothen out weeds, making them easier to remove.

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Glass cleaner

When cleaning glass windows, use crumpled newspaper as replacement for paper towels to avoid visible streaks. Pair the newspaper with a homemade cleaning solution.

Refrigerator disinfectant

Line the vegetable compartment with newspaper then leave it there overnight. You can also add a few drops of essential oils such as citrus or mint to totally remove the smells.

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