We use nice one-side-blank scrap paper in our computer printer. But if it's wrinkly or stapled, I tear it into quarter sheets to use as scrap paper.
Recently, doing zone cleaning, I redded out a stash of old curricula that had been copied on one side only - hundreds of holepunched sheets. I stacked them on the dining room buffet and every time I had a few minutes as I waited for a child to tell me a story or finish lunch or put on shoes or the million little scheduling gaps in a day, I would rip paper into scrap paper.
My children try to do the ripping too, and it takes me back to my childhood to recally my envy of my tall mother and her skillful hands.
I keep scrap paper, pencils, and scissors at five locations in our house. I love having those tools at hand - we use them quite frequently.
Tell me about the trail of scrap paper at your house, please. Pin It