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We all know that one man’s trash is certainly a woman’s creative utilisation. Junk mail for the majority of us is just that…trash that fills up our mailboxes. But personally for me at Christmas time, it’s a blessing.
Simple, it has more than one use.
1. Shove some of the toy catalogues in front of the kids and let them go nuts for an hour or more. Cutting out their Christmas wish list stuff is fun.
2. I get serious with the catalogues by circling what I intend to buy. It saves me oodles of time. I then charge to the store like Wilma Flinstone and Betty Rubble. But word of warning shoppers – be wary of how much you put on credit!
One year I was in and out of the shopping mall in 1 hour and 20 mins. That’s a record for me. I had a mission….buy Christmas presents and get out. No time for, ‘oh isn’t that a good idea or oh isn’t that lovely.’ Nothing is lovely about Christmas shopping and Christmas crowds.
3. Since it’s summer down under (Australia) the catalogues are perfect for the BBQ. I throw them into the fire…a bit like Frodo did with the ring.
4. Shred them and use the shredding to pack items that you’re sending to family interstate or overseas. It’s a perfect recycling idea and better than using plastic bubble wrap. Even though we like bursting those bubbles.
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