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Check Out Yard Sales and Thrift Stores


If you like to bargain, then yard sales and thrift stores are your one-stop deal spots. Binders, notebooks, backpacks, lunch boxes, and other school accessories can be purchased at unheard-of prices. Many times yard sales have unused items, but if your finds have some wear and tear, a little creativity and family craft-time can bring them back to life. You can also find quality vintage accents for a dorm room, if your teen is heading off to college. Couches, nightstands, lamps, desks, and other furniture and accessories are heavily discounted -- and you may be able to negotiate an even cheaper deal. After all, one man's trash is another man's treasure!

Next: Recycle Last Year's Supplies

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