Cut Back On Paper Products!
I ran out of paper plates a while ago and haven't had any money to buy more, and WE HAVE SURVIVED! Same goes with paper towels. I did buy some cheap ones but hate them! I use them for cleaning only now. If you do use paper towles ( no judgment...) try putting them in a cupboard where you can't see them and you will use less!
Quit buying paper napkins and use linen ones instead. I bought myself enough fabric to make 2 dozen napkins for less then $8!!! ( I had a coupon) Thats pretty darn cheap! Those napkins will last me a LONG time! (Tutorial to come!)
Crayola makes this great finger painting paper that we love to use, but it is spendy. Once I run out, I think I'm going to go back to doing painting on paper bags. I shop at Winco and their paper bags are not the best (or maybe its my lack of bagging skills) and I cant reuse them for shopping. So I just cut them apart and Sister Bear paints on them. Works great!
If I make a mistake when I print something from the computer, I save my paper until I have a good stack. Then I cut the paper into note size pieces and staple them together and bada bing bada boom I have a note pad!
Another option is using decorated paper bags or newspaper and use it for wrapping presents. Grandparents really like this one.
I never buy envelopes! I still receive paper bills, but I pay everything online. When ever I receive a bill, I save the envelopes and reuse them. Thoes pesky credit card offers will also come with an envelope too, cause they are really hoping you will sign up. I save thoes too!
So these are a few of the ways that I save on paper products! If you have anything to add to the list let me know!
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