Use shredded paper as gift packing insulation
Maureen's reuse-it strategy for shipping gifts by mail:
Last Easter, I used the shredded paper from our paper shredder as "grass" in my son's Easter basket because I couldn't stomach the idea of buying disposable cellophane grass. But it has occurred to me that the shredded paper could also make a good packing material if you are shipping fragile gifts.
Our shredder creates a lot of dust, so you should keep that in mind if you try this hack.