Wednesday, September 01, 2010

WFMW: Waste No Paper

Pin It Now! Today's WFMW is a Back-to-School theme. Though I home school, I think this is a tip that moms of all types of schoolers can use.


Lately, I have been trying to find ways to scrimp and save on everything--even seemingly insignificant things--like cutting napkins in half, tearing cotton balls in half, washing zip-loc baggies, etc. Surely it makes a difference, right? At least it makes me feel frugal. :)

Well before school started, I decided to go through all of my kids' notebooks from the previous year and tear out all of the unused paper before chucking them. I was amazed at how the paper added up. I am sure there are a million ways to use the it, but I used it to make shopping-list paper. I can go through that kind of paper faster than I can go through a bag of M&Ms!!

Using my children's leftover spiral notebook paper for shopping lists works for me!! And maybe I saved an entire tree branch doing it--yea!

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1 comment:

'Becca said...

Amen! I'm big on avoiding waste, and it really does add up in saving money and resources.

We save paper that's blank on one side and use it for as many things as possible: shopping lists, to-do lists, drawings, notes to one another, etc. When I was in high school, I started taking all my class notes on that type of paper; I continued all through college and bought only a couple packs of notebook paper during those years.


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