How To: Reuse outdated or old business cards in fun ways

Reuse outdated or old business cards in fun ways

If you've changed jobs or transferred your old Rolodex onto the computer, you will have a ton of left over business cards. Why not go green and reuse the cards as something unique? Check out this video for tips on what to do with all those tiny squares of paper.
You Will Need
* A pen
* Business cards
* Glue or tape

Step 1: Save the page
Save your spot in whatever fiction, nonfiction, or textbook you are reading by using old business cards as bookmarks. They are also a great way to flag favorite recipes in cookbooks.

Step 2: Jot down notes
Jot down notes. Keep a pile on your desk to use as scrap paper, or a few by the phone for messages. They are also great for making a compact grocery list.

Step 3: Don't spend extra
Use business cards as gift tags. With the printed side down, glue or tape one on a gift and label the recipient on the blank side.
Dress up gift tags by gluing or taping decorative paper onto the printed side, folding it in half, and writing your message inside.

Step 4: Get a cue
Use business cards as cue cards. When giving a speech or presentation, old business cards are a great place to jot down your talking points.

Step 5: Study
Study your second language vocabulary or help your child study multiplication by using them as flash cards.

Step 6: Label
Label file folders or moving boxes so that you don't forget what's in them by gluing cards to the outsides and noting the contents. You'll be in business when it comes time to unpack.

Did you know? It has been estimated that 15 billion business cards are produced each year in the United States.

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