A Sunday series. A single idea. One of way too many.
When I was a little girl, my family and I lived on the second floor of a three family house in Queens (NY). One of my best childhood friends lived in the adjacent second floor apartment but she was virtually never allowed to play outside or over at our house. So, we would spend hours on our balconies playing together through the metal divider. And one of our favorite things to play was “office”. I was a nerd, she was a nerd, what can I say? And the metal divider made for a nice “bank” scenario.
We asked our fathers for forms from their offices, gathered anything official looking from around the house, and my mother collected all of the Subscription Postcards she could find. It didn’t occur to me what a great tool those normally tossed out pieces of cardstock were until I began teaching my own children how to write out their addresses! So now, I collect them from the junk mail, my magazines, etc. and the kids use them to practice writing their addresses. Voila!
Super easy, FREE, and a great way to reuse another paper item before it leaves the house! Just another way we apply Sofia’s Ideas on Simplicity, Frugality, and Frivolity… all with an Eco-Mentality!