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10 Easy Ways You Can Reuse Every Day Items

  • Don’t throw away loose fill packing peanuts. Use them again or give them to someone who can.
  • Save egg cartons and clean foam meat trays for school or church art supplies.
  • Use the Sunday comics for wrapping paper.
  • Old plastic shower curtains make great paint drop cloths.
  • Use old, worn out clothing for rags.
  • Give usable but unneeded building materials and paint to neighbors, community groups, theatres, schools, Habitat for Humanity.
  • Use junk mail and used paper for scratch pads.
  • Use empty yogurt containers to make single serving gelatin or pudding cups for kids’ lunches.
  • Donate usable second hand goods to charity.
  • Turn file folders inside out and use them again
  • Simply put, reuse is the continuing use of an item for its original purpose or for a new use.