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5 Ways To Reuse Unwanted Newspaper In Your Household

Every household receives newspapers; it is one of the certainties of life, especially if you live in the city. Some of us find value in them, while others throw them straight into the recycling bin.

For those of you who do not find value in reading the newspaper, this article is for you.

There are a few smart ways to use unwanted newspapers to achieve everyday household chores efficiently.

1. Using newspaper to clean windows

Believe it or not, newspapers are among the best materials for cleaning windows and glass. If you’re short on cleaning cloths, whip up a few batches of unwanted newspaper, spray detergent, and wipe swiftly over the dirty glass. You will quickly notice how practical and useful it can be for regular household cleaning and junk removal.

2. Newspaper to clean ovens and microwaves

Cleaning the inside of microwaves and ovens often results in the excessive use of paper towels. One or two sheets typically isn’t enough; before you know it you will have to run through 6-7 sheets. This can cost you in the long run.

The good news is that unwanted newspaper is an excellent substitute for traditional paper towels. They achieve an equally effective clean and are easily disposable.

3. Restore the shape of your boots and shoes

Retail shops use shaped cardboard to retain the perfect shape of their shoes. If you have worn shoes that are always out of their original shapes, you can replicate what these shops do! Stuff newspaper inside your shoes to keep them in shape.

4. Substitute as a tablecloth

We have all thought of this one before. If your tablecloth is in the wash or is temporarily out of action, why not use unwanted newspaper as a temporary tablecloth?

5. Fragile objects protection

Newspapers act as excellent protection for fragile objects such as glass and electronics during a house move. Gently wrap your glasses or valuables in a few layers of newspaper to protect them against drops and bumps. Make sure to stock some newspapers in case a sudden house move arrives!

6. Make newspaper seedling pots

You can create small pots for seedlings by rolling newspaper into tubes and securing the ends with tape. When you’re ready to transplant the seedlings, plant the pot and the newspaper will biodegrade in the soil.

7. Make a newspaper bed for your pet

If you have a small pet, such as a hamster, rabbit or guinea pig, you can use shredded newspaper as bedding in their cage. It’s an environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional pet bedding and is easy to dispose of when it gets soiled. Anyone who has owned pets knows how valuable such materials are!

8. Use newspaper as a mulch

If you have a garden, you can lay newspaper down as a mulch to help suppress weeds and retain moisture in the soil. Cover the newspaper with a layer of mulch or soil to keep it in place.

Bulk Newspaper Disposal in Sydney

If you have unwanted newspapers in bulk loads that you do not want to reuse, call us today for a newspaper junk collection service!

We provide same-day junk collection services throughout Sydney, including in the Eastern Suburbs, Inner West, Northern Beaches, North Shore and the Hills District.

Call Paul’s Rubbish Removal, your local rubbish removal service, on 0407 125 125 today!

Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann is a Digital Content Writer for Paul's Rubbish Removal. Sarah is a huge advocate for recycling, environmental sustainability, health and well-being and has a genuine love for all sea animals. Keep up with Sarah by following Paul's Rubbish Removal blog!

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