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Putting old newspapers to the best use

If you thought newspapers have a shelf life of only one day, think again! Here're three cool ways to utilize them.

india Updated: Nov 06, 2010 13:38 IST

If you thought newspapers have a shelf life of only one day, think again! Here're three cool ways to utilize them.

1. Odour check: Use old newspaper to line your kitty litter box or your kitchen garbage can. The paper will help control odours and absorb moisture. Line the vegetable drawers in your fridge with it. Here again, the newspaper will absorb moisture from old veggies.

2. Mr Clean: Prepare a mixture of half vinegar and half water, and use crumpled newspapers to clean windows, TV screens and computer monitors. Crush the newspaper into a ball, soak it in the mixture, squeeze out the excess moisture. Clean in a circular motion and finish up with a clean, dry newspaper.

3. Seeding pot: Make your own seeding pots using newspaper and a straight-sided jar. Use the jar as a mould and wrap the newspaper around the jar, then fold the tails into the base. Now remove the jar and fill your newspaper seeding pot with soil.

(With inputs from from ehow.com)