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*Expired* What to do with extra School Supplies?

by Freebies4Mom on July 21, 2009 9:19 am

We are starting to see lots of deals on school supplies, but you may find you don’t really need all the free or really cheap stuff available? But LifeasMOM has 7 Creative Uses for School Supplies that may help you figure out how to turn them into great gifts or how to donate them to those who need them. Please check out her post for some inspiration. And go ahead and pick-up those free pencils, pens, and notebooks if there is a deal at the store you shop at!

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The Frugal Beagle July 24, 2009 at 3:09 pm

I donate them to my local humane society. They have many office supplies on their wishlist that I can get really cheap or free through the back to school sales!


Rebecca July 21, 2009 at 6:25 pm

Back to school sales are awesome, we have four children and we homeschool. I was able to buy everything that we need for the school year and only spent $4.01 (Including tax). You can see what I bought here I did not buy any paper, because I stocked up last year when it was on sale for REALLY cheap! I will probably not need to buy it for a long while. I just recently started teaching a Sunday School Class at our church and I have restocked everything there for hardly any OOP! Of course the church would re-imburse me but those no need because I literally spent under $3.00! Oh, I bought all of this at WAGS!


Laura July 21, 2009 at 2:10 pm

I stock up on school supplies early for Operation Christmas Child. I also collect the small toys that come in kids' fast food meals. When it's time to fill shoeboxes, I have lots to put in there!


Anonymous July 21, 2009 at 12:31 pm

i give them to a local after school program designed for low income students


Jennifer July 21, 2009 at 12:07 pm

I am organizing a back to school backpack drive at our church and hope that everyone at church will get involved with the great sales and help us start the school year off with supplies for the less fortunate this year.


FishMama July 21, 2009 at 11:11 am

Thanks for the link. Readers are generating more good ideas. So fun!


Anonymous July 21, 2009 at 10:28 am

donate them to your child's classroom or local school! My classroom supply budget has been cut down to $100 for the entire school year – donations from the community help me keep my personal costs down (to around $1000!!!!)


moneymatekate July 21, 2009 at 9:45 am

Thank you so much for this link – she has some very original ideas and conveniently links to resources to make them work.


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