Pushing the envelope

Repurpose mailed materials that you’d otherwise throw away

After seeing the tips offered last month in this space, Patricia Puterbaugh of Cohasset shared a way to repurpose something that often gets tossed in this age of electronic bill-paying.

“One thing I do is use envelopes that I get in the mail for other things. I get lots of envelopes from nonprofits asking for donations, from banks, from financial statements, etc.

“I use these when I make a deposit at the ATM. You can put a blank sticker over the address that is printed on the envelope and use it for your own envelope in sending stuff out. You can even mark out the bar code with a wax pen and use those envelopes over, also.”

Thanks for the great idea!

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