That said, here are some clever ways to repurpose your junk mail:
- Shred it and use it to line a pet's cage.
- Use pieces of it to create your own artwork or cards.
- Use the envelopes to tuck coupons inside and write your grocery list on the outside (I've been doing this for years).
- Make your own paper and give it as a gift (or use it to make notecards).
- Use it as filler when packing and shipping fragile items.
There's also another website that I absolutely love...it's called JunkMarket Style and was created by Sue Whitney, a stay-at-home mom and self-proclaimed "junker." Sue has built a business around repurposing junk and she has many followers and oodles of ideas from some of the craziest, craftiest and cleverest women in America. Check it out at www.junkmarketstyle.com/.
Now, I have a question for all of my creative followers...what would you do with these wooden spools? Used to hold nautical rope, they are about 12 inches high and 10 inches wide, (too small for side tables) and they are made from pine with a cardboard center (where the rope is wound). I think that they would make darling stools for toddlers, but since they are constructed of cardboard, I'm not sure they are sturdy enough. Got any ideas?