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Uses for Plastic Newspaper Sleeves

4 Ways to Reuse Your Newspaper Bags

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Plastic grocery bags can be used for all sorts of things, but what about those plastic sleeves that your newspaper comes in? Are they good for anything? Indeed they are. Presenting four clever, money-saving uses for plastic newspaper sleeves:

1. Pooper Scooper Bags

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Photo © Erin Huffstetler
Newspaper sleeves are the perfect tool for cleaning up doggie droppings. Just pull a sleeve over your hand; use it to pick up the droppings; then, grab the bag at it's opening; pull it back over your hand; and toss the whole thing.

2. Travel Bags

Protect the contents of your suitcase from shampoo and lotion spills by sliding the bottles into plastic newspaper sleeves, and tying the bags shut. Do the same with shoes, to protect your clothes from dirty soles.

3. Yard Sale Bags

Have small things to sell at your next yard sale? Place them in newspaper sleeves, and you won't have to spend money on plastic, zipper bags.

4. Work Gloves

Slide your hands into two newspaper sleeves, and you have instant work gloves.
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