Stock up for Stockings during the Back to School Sales!

Now is when I stock up for things to put in my boys Christmas Stockings!

Here is a list of the items I like to stock up on:

Colored Pencils


It really is the PERFECT time, since everything is half off or more right now! I just tuck the items away in a bin I have in my garage. Not only do I get things at a cheaper price, but it also helps spread the cost of Christmas out over the year. I even grab Sharpies and Pens for the hubs.  Another great idea is to get Scissors and Sharpies to give to my boys teachers at Christmas time or Teacher Appreciation.

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  • I buy colored pencils, crayons, sharpeners at the back to school sales for the shoeboxes my kids fill for Operation Christmas Child. I like the idea of getting extras for teachers. Seems like they always ask for things in the middle of the year. Fortunately, I only have 1 child with 2 teachers this year instead of 3 kids and 6 teachers like last year. (2 are coming home this year) It gets expensive supplying tissues, paper towel, dry erase markers, Lysol wipes, glue sticks, etc. I’m going to put a sticky note in my calendar to buy extras for next year! Thanks for the great idea.

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