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Cutting Down on your Paper Products

Cutting Down on your Paper Products

Between magazines, printer and newspapers, many homeowners are drowning in paper products. Many small and big business are cutting down on their cost by ordering bulk products. After all, many of these supplies are recyclable. While companies are cutting down on their expenses, many households are trying to get rid of their paper wastes as well. Many homeowners are trying to get rid of the monster by avoiding it inside the home and recycling paper items that they currently have. Here are some of the things that you can do at home or in the office to minimize paper wastes.

• Opt out mails that you are not necessary. Send refuse letters on mailings and return them at the mailbox. If this doesn’t work, try calling those companies or write you can write to them too. Catalogue often have phone numbers listed on them so you can easily call them to have you unlisted.

• Do most of your businesses online. Pay your bills and other financial obligations online. This is a good way to minimize paper flow of bank statements and bills. Nowadays, most credit card companies, department stores and utility companies have set up safe websites where you can conveniently pay your bills anywhere and at anytime. You won’t have to buy postage to pay your bills.

• Start printing on both sides of the paper. Unless it is a term paper or an important document, you can always use both sides in order to cut cost and do away with paper clutter.

• As much as possible, don’t use plastics and paper bags in grocery stores. Bring a tote bag with you and carry them with you. Keep a set of tote bags inside your car so they will always come in handy wherever you go.

• Choose to buy wisely at grocery stores. Try purchasing bigger packages of oatmeal, pasta and cereals to save on packaging use. Buying larger items would also help you save money. Choose items without too much packaging on them.

• Look for recycling centers in your town. Many communities these days have recycling facilities where you can drop your items down. If you already have this on your garbage disposal service, make sure you take some time in segregating your wastes into those which cannot be recycled and the recyclable ones.

• Reuse, recycle and repurpose. Know your role in saving mother earth. Make it a family tradition and teach your kids to recycle things.