I have a bundle of useless newspapers. How I utilize these newspapers? Can I use it for making something useful?

  • I'm not sure this is what lifehacks.se is about - we're here to provide solutions to problems, rather than to provide problems to solutions looking for a problem.. – Caius Jard Nov 14 '18 at 16:22
  • @CaiusJard Interesting point. This question, and a recent one about repurposing broken glass, both have the same structure: "I'd rather not throw (X) away. Is there something else I can do with it?" I don't know if these are lifehacks or not. – BrettFromLA Nov 14 '18 at 16:25
  • @CaiusJard: I see your point, though arguably, "how do I get rid of X while putting the resources that went into X to a good use rather than just throwing it away" is a problem, as well (a comparably open-ended one, of course). – O. R. Mapper Nov 14 '18 at 16:41
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    My chief issue with questions of this nature is that they're too broad- I could probably think of 100 different things I could do with old newspaper, spend an hour writing up the list, and get an answer of "yes,very nice but none of these are applicable to me because I live in a hot place and don't need a fire, don't have kids so don't need paper mache, don't have gerbils so don't need bedding etc". Trying to find the one thing that a person would say "yes! Perfect, that's what I'll do with old newspaper" is quite a needle in a haystack. How about toss them in your local recycling centre? – Caius Jard Nov 14 '18 at 18:06

To cleans the mirrors To wrape different things To making models by mixing glue with newspaper's pieces To pack decoration pieces or glass products to avoid breakage.


If that's applicable in your place, use the newspapers to wrap biodegradable garbage. Saves you the money for buying paper bags dedicated to that purpose.

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