"Stocking stuffers" are a favorite holiday tradition in many families--but wait until December to acquire them, and you'll pay full price!
To fill stockings like Santa (but spend like Scrooge!) start now to collect on-sale gifts suitable for stocking stuffers.
Great stuffer materials are all around you, if you only look: cereal box giveaways, mail-in prizes and free samples all find a welcome home as stocking stuffers.
While we're gearing up to collect stocking stuffers early, don't miss September's best source for good, cheap stocking gifts: back-to-school clearance sales.
Last month's collection of markers, crayons and stickers are now residing on clearance tables in discount, crafts and office supply stores.
Look sharp--and "think stuffers"--to fill holiday stockings frugally!
A hanging shoe bag--the kind with pockets for each shoe--does double duty when hung near the entryway. In winter, stuff mittens, hats and scarves into the pockets to keep them at hand. Summer sees sunblock, hats, sunglasses and pool passes ready to go. Cut entryway clutter!