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Subject: Interesting Discovery in My Cupboard
Date Posted: 7/27/2010 6:17 AM ET
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While doing midsummer kitchen cupboard cleaning (*sigh*), I discovered a huge roll of freezer paper I had bought ages ago.  It's plastic-coated on one side.  Folded in half (for double thickness), it makes a great, sturdy, water-resistant wrapping paper for mailing books. 

Date Posted: 7/27/2010 12:09 PM ET
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That's great!  Where do you get freezer paper?

Date Posted: 7/27/2010 2:13 PM ET
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I love using freezer paper for book wraps.  Right now I have some wallpaper that is almost like vinyl and has no glue on it that I use.  I bought it at Habitat for Humanity for maybe $1.50. 

Date Posted: 7/27/2010 5:02 PM ET
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As I recall, I just got it at the grocery store (where all the aluminum foil is).  Made by Reynolds.

Date Posted: 7/27/2010 10:12 PM ET
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Before I started using the Uline poly mailers, freezer paper was what I used to mail trade paperbacks, hardcovers and multiple book orders. (I always used the PBS wrapper, well taped, for mass mkt paperback size.) It does work great, and is reasonably priced. I always had a big roll of it (from a restaurant supply place) because I also used it to line my wooden soap molds. (I used to have a business making/selling handmade soaps.) It's nice because you can cut it to size, and when used at double thickness and taped up with the packaging tape, makes a nice sturdy package for even the heaviest books. Never had any problem with it at all.

Cheryl

Date Posted: 7/28/2010 1:21 AM ET
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Can you write on it?

Date Posted: 7/28/2010 7:51 AM ET
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What a great use for freezer and wall paper!  Thanks for sharing!

Date Posted: 7/28/2010 2:54 PM ET
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IIRC Willa, one side of freezer paper is suitable for writing on.

Date Posted: 7/28/2010 4:40 PM ET
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I've used freezer paper before to wrap books.....................works great.