Friday, June 11, 2010
Paper Towel Replacement
During a good coupon week I buy 2-3 newspapers. I take out my coupon certs, read latest news, which in most cases are depressing, and then recycle my paper in a near by recycling bin. Sometimes I must admit my newspaper accumulates for 2 week, ok… in some cases 3 to 4 weeks before I take it to the recycling center.
Every time I look at the newspaper I try to figure out what I can do with it that will benefit me and my household. Hmmm…. ding, ding ding…and the light bulb went off.
How did I forget about my mom using newspaper to wash the windows of our small apartment in Belarus?! Most of the time, well all the time… I use paper towel and Windex to clean windows and mirrors around our house. Paper towels can be some what pricey when not on sale, so I decided to try my mama’s trick. I sprayed Windex on a mirror and then wiped the mirror off with a crumbled up newspaper page. Putting a little be of strength in the wiping action was the added bonus to building the biceps…woot woot! The best part of cleaning with the newspaper is that my mirror was streak free and the cost of cleaning was cheap, cheap, cheap!