Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Works for Me Wednesday: Take Paper Home from the Office. Really.

If your children are like mine, you know that they go through paper, nevermind. Anywho, they use a lot. In a previous post, I suggested an easy way for those work-out-of-the-home-moms to obtain a paper stash while recycling at the same time: take home all that "used" paper from the office.

Fortunately, my department at work does not simply toss all those non-confidential rough drafts, "oops" and "I thought you were going to change the toner!"-type mistakes. We take the "used" paper home, flip it over, and feed it through our home printers or let our kids use it as scrap paper. We even take some to our daycare provider. I say, 50% of that paper isn't used, baby!

For more fancy-pants ideas, head over to Rocks in My Dryer's Works for Me Wednesdays.


Melanie said...

We used to do this too - DH doesn't get as much now, though. We've done it for YEARS, so much so that my kids literally forget that paper has two sides to it; they are so used to writing on paper that's printed on the other side, that even when it's blank paper they don't think about the other side, LOL!

Mary Beth said...

I must admit I'm just not there yet--lugging loose papers home from my job. On the other hand, though, I am bringing home my soda can now for recycling (thanks to you Amy!) and my yogurt cup too!

SusieJ said...

Ahh yes, I do that. I see The Creative Family on your sidebar. Do you visit that blog? It's one of my favs.

Reighnie said...

Since I work at home, I do that with my oopsies I do here. I don't get as much as if I were still working in an office but still, it's great to recycle.