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Tuesday Tip | Keep a scrap paper clip on your fridge

I know it’s the digital age and all, but somehow, I do still seem to end up with an impressive amount of un-needed paper.

yesterday’s to-do list on scrap paper left from printing an eBay shipping label

It could be printed recipes I don’t want to keep, scraps from trimming around eBay printed postage labels, old school assignments, or junk mail letters with blank backs…anything that’s not good for putting in the printer but that still has a usable side.

I’m still a physical-paper kind of person when it comes to lists, so I keep a chip clip on my fridge for scrap papers.

Then when I need to make a to-do list or a grocery list or anything else that doesn’t need to be beautiful, I just grab a piece of the scrap paper.

Blank paper isn’t crazy expensive, so this tip isn’t going to fund your retirement or anything.   But it is a nice way to get a little more use out of the paper before you compost or recycle it.

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Sunday 8th of April 2018

There is something so very satisfying about being able to cross off something on a list written on scrap paper. Or an old envelope.


Thursday 5th of April 2018

Yeah, me too - paper all the way, this is a great idea, i use envelopes and pages out of old exercise books too.


Wednesday 4th of April 2018

So many great hints here! I do most of these already, but I hate the look of stuff all over my refrigerator. . I keep my papers in a drawer.

Diane C

Tuesday 3rd of April 2018

My Android phone came with a list keeping app called "Keep". While I much prefer paper notes, I do use it for my Costco Shopping List. The number of things I buy at Costco is comparatively small. I list everything I ever buy there. Prior to shopping, I just type an X next to what we need. I don't delete it until it's time to shop again, so it provides a handy reference of what I bought last time. There are many things at Costco that buying twice in a row accidentally (ahem) is just way, way too much. This helps me save money, because I just treasure hunt for what's on my list without looking anywhere else.


Tuesday 3rd of April 2018

I don't know where all the scrap paper comes from at our place. I tend to throw it all into recycling and fish it out when I need some for a list or art or printing or wrapping paper or whatever my paper needs are.

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