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Best of 2011: 200 Ways to Reuse 10 Items

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Best of 2011: 200 Ways to Reuse 10 Items


Time and again, some of our most popular posts at Care2 Healthy Living involve creative ways to reuse everyday household items. And we like that — in a lot of ways, these kinds of posts embody everything we’re about: reducing waste and consumption, saving money & being creative. From using yogurt to soothing sunburns to putting out fires with beer, click through for a peek at our most popular, helpful, surprising and fun ways to reuse everyday household items.


10. 9 Awesome Uses for Junk Mail

Sample reuses: packing material, garden mulch, bookmark

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Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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7:17PM PST on Dec 30, 2012

Thanks for the great list...

1:56PM PST on Nov 21, 2012

Thank you for posting!

4:45AM PDT on May 29, 2012

thanks...great info

4:44AM PDT on May 29, 2012


4:50AM PDT on Apr 30, 2012

Believe it or not, the adhesive strips that you peel away from maxi pads (the plastic thingy) are also useful for bookmarks--the pad itself of course not so much, lol

8:18PM PDT on Apr 28, 2012

Thanks--great post.

9:06PM PDT on Apr 27, 2012

Thanks I liked how this was just a summery

12:48PM PDT on Apr 17, 2012

Love articles like these.

5:54PM PST on Jan 29, 2012


8:43AM PST on Jan 17, 2012

Thank you for these usable ideas.

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