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I swear most day I get more junk mail than I do of anything important. Many times I let the kid play with it, they think it's amazing they got something in the mail. Sometimes I find a coupon or two in there but started to look for more ways to use it. Now when I see the “Current Resident” my mind start turning with all the ways I can use it. Why not find some creative uses instead of just tossing it?
Ways to Reuse Junk Mail!
Use It To Take Notes – Often times the junk mail is an envelope. You can keep these envelopes near the phone to take notes while you are on the phone with a company or keep it near your desk to write a quick note on while you are online. That comes in handy for you, and allows you to get some use out of the junk mail.
Craft Projects – If you have children, they are often doing arts and crafts projects around the house or maybe for school. Junk mail can be used to cut pictures from, use to write notes about the craft project, or use the colorful envelopes cut in strips to decorate projects with.
Give It To The Kids – Sometimes mail will come with cards enclosed. If you have no plan of activating or using the cards, let the kids have them. Your kids can use them in pretend play and have a great time with them. Giving the kids something to play with that was free is a wonderful plus to junk mail.
Shred It – If you sell items on places like eBay, shredding junk mail is perfect for you! You can shred the mail and use it to protect items that you are shipping. Getting junk mail actually saves you money because you are not spending money on any type of stuffing to protect your items during shipping.
Save the Envelopes – Many pieces of mail come with envelopes to make it easy to mail back whatever form they are asking for. Save these and use them instead of buying envelopes.
What ways do you reuse your junk mail?
I am a mom to 5 kids, homeschool mom, blogger, social media junkie, Frugalista, Book Worm, and Closet Want-to-be Chef. We are a Roadschool family (homeschooling on the road while traveling fulltime).
I grew up learning ways to save from my mom and grandma. I started my own coupon journey when my first child was born in 2009 and started the blog on 2010 when baby #2 was born to share my tips with everyone who kept asking about how I was getting diapers for $1 a pack!
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