Paper hack

On another blog recently we were invited to share hacks that make our life easier (especially things that solve “small, nagging problems”). I thought I would share the tip that I wrote about.

I print a lot. And I mean a lot. While I type out my first draft of a manuscript, I edit on paper. So while I print two manuscript pages to a printed page, I still use about 150 pages.

Because my printer doesn’t print two-sided, I’ve started using the paper to make notepads. I love them!

I use a ruler to tear the A4 pages into quarters. I then stack and put craft glue along the cut (not torn) short edge. Clamp with bulldog clips. Once the glue dries, I have a notepad.

I use them all the time – in fact, the Barbarians asked for their own notepads. They use them when working on homework. Totally happy to make them their own notepads because it means they’ve stopped stealing mine!

Do you have any hints or tips that have helped make your life easier?

4 comments on “Paper hack

  1. Giggling Fattie

    June 18, 2020 at 9:16 pm

    Oh that is such a good idea!!

  2. Oh, is that how it’s done? The school district does this all the time. So many teachers have those.

    I like to use my one-sided printed pages for scratch differently. I print on the blank side for note-y things that I keep around but that eventually will be recycled.

    • Yeah, I’m very much on the reduce, reuse, recycle bandwagon. I use the backs of envelopes for writing on as well. Although this is getting harder as there is hardly any mail anymore!

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