To ripen peaches, avocados, pears, apples or tomatoes, put them in a brown paper bag. The paper helps retain the natural gases that ripen the fruit. Remember, as soon as you refrigerate the fruit or vegetables, the ripening process stops. Store mushrooms in a brown paper bag to keep them fresh.
To remove candle wax from a rug or carpet, scrape up the worst of it. Then, place a paper bag over the wax and run a warm iron over it. The wax will melt and the bag will absorb it!
Stick mushrooms inside of a paper bag, and store them in the fridge to keep them fresh longer:
Drain fried foods or cool cookies on brown paper bags
Use a dampened bag as an emergency pressing cloth.
Lettuce and cabbage stay crispier and fresher for much longer in the refrigerator if stored in clean dry paper bags instead of plastic bags or food containers.
Shred a brown paper bag and use the strips inside gift bags as a tissue paper replacement.
Keep a paper bag open on the kitchen counter to easily collect the dry compost material you accumulate throughout the day.