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Reuse that envelope!

I featured an office redirect envelope recently and then in the comments I had a conversation about recycling tools that aren’t a major thing to use.

I have a pack of forest saver labels. I’ve had them for many years and they are very useful.

This is one source though I’m not trying to sell them. Almost any label can make an envelope new. These do make a good cover because they are made from recycled paper and use water soluble adhesive.


They are for re-addressing postage envelopes. Especially these ones.


Those envelopes that are lined with bubble wrap. If I get a delivery in one of these I keep it. Then when I need to send something I can cover any previous address information with these labels and send it again.


Today I used one for a cardboard box that I wanted to use to send something to my mother in law.

A simple tool that saves money and effort. I don’t need to buy a new envelope, I also don’t need to find time to do that either.

My parcel is ready!


9 comments on “Reuse that envelope!

  1. lindaswildlifegarden
    July 22, 2014

    Reblogged this on Linda's wildlife garden and commented:
    Great idea Liz thank you for sharing have a blessed day


  2. greenandthrifty
    July 22, 2014

    I love this idea, I’m going to have s0to see if I can find something like it on my side of the world.


    • lizard100
      July 22, 2014

      Ah ha now I understand *to. If in doubt use a regular label but these Cary a save trees message which is nice. They work for normal envelopes too and you can fold them over to reseal.


  3. greenandthrifty
    July 22, 2014



  4. Expat Eye
    July 22, 2014

    This could save me having to visit the post office again 😉


  5. silverbells2012
    July 22, 2014

    I used to have these – back in my student days – but haven’t seen any for years!


  6. Rambling Woods
    July 23, 2014

    Good ideas!


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