I try to be conscientious about recycling and reusing anything I can. It is good for our Earth. And it saves me money too. Awareness and Money, my 2 favorite subjects.
Even though I try, every once in a while I realize that I have a DUH! moment. I was packaging orders for mailing and intended to re-use some bubble envelopes that I received my orders in. I couldn’t re-use them because the hand-written addresses covered most of the face of the envelope. On others the mailing labels used were larger than the ones I intended to use. When I tried to take them off, the face of the envelope came with them.
I have always attached my labels to the outside using the adhesive. So much for thinking I was helping by re-using envelopes. Mine can’t be re-used either.
Only one envelope could be re-used. This one was addressed using a label that had not been attached using its own adhesive. It was taped around the border. All I had to do was cut around the edge of the “label” and I had a blank envelope.
From now on, I will be saving money and being environmentally conscious. I will print both the mailing and return address on a sheet of printing paper and attach it to the envelope using tape. Now my envelopes can be re-used too.
This was so obvious that I couldn’t see it. I would love to hear any little tricks that you employ to be frugal and environmentally conscientious.
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