Most packages come with Styrofoam peanuts, bubble wrap or those large inflatable bubbles. But not the books! They came sandwiched between crumpled lengths of brown-bag grade wrapping - in continuous sheets. One sheet measured almost 35 feet long by 14 inches wide.The second one was even longer, measuring a good 50 feet!
I began to wad it up, thinking, What a waste of perfectly good paper! But being a frugal sort of gal from years of making do and creative thinking in ministry, I realized I had received a goldmine of free paper.
It could be used for many things - coloring paper for the grand kids when they come, hand-stamped wrapping paper for Christmas gifts, hand-made gift bags which could be decorated for specific occasions, background covering for large bulletin boards, paper beads and the ideas just kept coming. At the very least, it would serve well as a table protector when I used some of the messier stamping products I own.
So I decided to flatten it out, roll it up like a log and save it. Of course, like any curious child, our sweet Daisy rescue Brittany came over to see what I was doing and immediately offered to help.
"Here Mom, let me flatten it out for you!"
Thank you Miss Daisy - my frugal pup.