I found three reams of old copier paper in the closet in dh's home office. I opened some of it up and it's yellowed, so I think it must be really old. It feels dusty to the touch. We can't use it in the printer in that condition, and if it's dusty, I don't know that I want to give it to dd for drawing. I thought of putting it in the recycling, but it's so much paper. Is there another use I haven't thought of? We don't need scrap paper, we have plenty of it already. Should I just recycle it?
Oh man, I just opened up one of the other two to make sure it wasn't in good condition and it's not copier paper. They're unbound booklets of graph paper. They're in better condition than the copier paper and, well, they're unbound booklets of graph paper! How could I toss them? I have a thing for graph paper...and notebooks...so these are great. Sigh, wish I hadn't opened it.
Unless your child has asthma or another respiratory condition I'd just dust 'em off and reuse for art projects. My kids can never have enough paper. Then you recycle it later after they've drawn on it!! Taking it by a school is a good idea, too.
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Lol, that's what I was thinking when I tossed the really dusty ream into the recycling bin. And now my dd is actually in hospital for pneumonia so I'm thinking I made the right decision.
The graph paper is in great condition, so we will use it. It'll just take a little longer to 'declutter' it than I had hoped.