Simple Green Ideas

The days of newspapers is almost gone.

We don't have stacks like this any more

We don’t have stacks like this any more

But newsprint still finds its way into our homes, one way or another.

Most responsible people recycle, but there is another use.

The best window washer ever invented

The best window washer ever invented

Yes, a crumpled ball of newspaper makes the most efficient window washer, and a dry ball the most effective drier.

You don’t need a commercial solution, just soapy water and newspaper.

 

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14 responses to this post.

  1. Just used one to start a fire.

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  2. Instead of adding soap to water which may leave streaks, a water and vinegar mix cleans windows wonderfully 🙂

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  3. >Dani, no streaks if you dry with newsprint. But, yes, vinegar is an option.

    AV

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  4. This is how past generations cleaned their windows, its good to see people using newsprint instead of paper towels. When finished cleaning the windows you can use the paper in compost or as weed block in gardening.

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  5. Apparently people used to use newspaper for toilet paper too.

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  6. I use mine for papier-mâché projects

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  7. Posted by Alex Jones on August 27, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    All paper are recycled in my town:-)

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    • >Alex, they’re starting that here too with weekly recycling rubbish collections. Papaer and card have been recycled here for a long time by street people, it’s just recently that it has become official.

      AV

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