stockings http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/11511/all en-US Best Money Tips: Get Free Stocking Stuffers http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-get-free-stocking-stuffers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-get-free-stocking-stuffers" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/4259907248_606aa54d30_z-1.jpg" alt="Get Free Stocking Stuffers" title="Get Free Stocking Stuffers" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on ways to get free stocking stuffers, reasons to make your child's Halloween costume, and amazing job perks.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://money.msn.com/frugal-living/post.aspx?post=94cd9c2b-fec7-4bb9-b388-30afed89a5a4&amp;ref=bfv">13 Ways to Get Free Stocking Stuffers</a> &mdash; To get free stocking stuffers, enter drawings and follow freebie/deals bloggers. [MSN Money]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/10-reasons-to-make-your-child-s-costume-this-halloween">10 Reasons to Make Your Child's Costume This Halloween</a> &mdash; Making your child's Halloween costume saves you money and is less commercial. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneytalksnews.com/2012/10/26/50-of-the-most-amazing-job-perks-in-the-world/">50 Amazing Job Perks</a> &mdash; Did you know Google employees get free haircuts and Clif Bar employees have access to on-site massages? [Money Talks News]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Apartment-Decorating-Budget-25572166">Decorate Your Apartment With Inexpensive and Out-Of-The-Box Ideas</a> &mdash; Decorate your apartment using laundry clips to hang photos. [SavvySugar]</p> <p><a href="http://jezebel.com/5875539/how-to-negotiate-for-a-lower-price-on-anything">How to Negotiate for a Lower Price on Anything</a> &mdash; Get a lower price in any situation by doing your homework and not taking no for an answer. [Jezebel]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.thesimpledollar.com/2012/10/26/nine-frugal-ideas-for-nine-friends/?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+thesimpledollar+%28The+Simple+Dollar%29">Nine Frugal Ideas for Nine Friends</a> &mdash; Do you want a different career? Then you must spend a significant chunk of time getting your new career started! [The Simple Dollar]</p> <p><a href="http://www.bargaineering.com/articles/5-glamorous-jobs-cool.html">5 Glamorous Jobs that Aren't as Cool as You Think</a> &mdash; Being an investigative journalist is not quite as cool as you think. [Bargaineering]</p> <p><a href="http://www.creditsesame.com/blog/3-superstitions-that-factor-into-your-finances/">3 Superstitions that Factor into Your Finances</a> &mdash; If you think putting your purse on the floor will cause you to stay broke, you may be doubting your ability to manage money. [Credit Sesame]</p> <p><a href="http://www.freemoneyfinance.com/2012/10/real-estate-101-getting-it-rented.html">Real Estate 101: Getting It Rented</a> &mdash; When renting out real estate, market your property aggressively. [Free Money Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://kiplinger.com/slideshow/8-intriguing-businesses-on-wheels/1.html">8 Intriguing Businesses on Wheels</a> &mdash; Did you know that a gym on wheels exists? What about a mobile hair salon? [Kiplinger]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-get-free-stocking-stuffers">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. 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That involved carrying a burlap bag filled with stacks of newsprint &quot;loot&quot; over my shoulder, wearing a black turtleneck sweater like Illya Kuryakin wore in <em>The Man from U.N.C.L.E.</em>, and &mdash; most memorably &mdash; sliding one of my grandmother's worn out silk stockings over my head.</p> <p>That memory (the last part, in particular) is etched upon my mind. And, my therapist says, no amount of counseling is ever likely to erase it.</p> <p>Silk stockings are of course as long gone as my dear grandmother; truly sad to say, in both cases. But here are 20 creative ways to repurpose today's worn out nylon pantyhose, even if you're not planning to rob a bank.</p> <h3>1. Gift wrap storage</h3> <p>Keep rolls of gift paper neat and tatter-free by storing them in old pantyhose &mdash; one roll per leg &mdash; and hanging them in the closet.</p> <h3>2. Green Cheapskate soap on a rope</h3> <p>Put bath soap slivers in the foot of a pair of pantyhose to get every last bit of suds out of them in the shower. Rub-a-dub-dub, there's a cheapskate in my tub. (See more &quot;<a href="http://www.thedailygreen.com/living-green/blogs/save-money/recycling-oddiities-47090806">Recycling Oddities</a>.&quot;)</p> <h3>3. Plant ties</h3> <p>Use lengths of pantyhose to stake up tomatoes and other plants in the garden; because of its elasticity, it's easier on tender plants than string.</p> <h3>4. Mold and mildew stoppers</h3> <p>Partially fill pantyhose with kitty litter and place in shoes, luggage, closets, dressers, etc. to absorb moisture and reduce mold and mildew.</p> <h3>5. Panty-pantry storage</h3> <p>Store onions, potatoes and garlic in pantyhose and hang them in the pantry to promote good air circulation and keep them from rotting.</p> <h3>6. Sweet smelling sachets</h3> <p>Fill lengths of pantyhose with potpourri, tie off at both ends, and use to keep closets and dressers smelling sweat. They also work well when filled with <a href="http://www.thedailygreen.com/going-green/tips/3866">cedar shavings or moth-repelling herbs</a> to prevent damage to clothing in storage.</p> <h3>7. Pillow stuffing</h3> <p>Cut pantyhose into strips and use to stuff throw pillows or toys.</p> <h3>8. Repair torn pair in a pinch</h3> <p>If she has a run in the left leg and a matching pair with a run in the right, my wife sometimes cuts off her bad legs (so to speak) and doubles up, wearing two layers of panties with a good leg attached to each. (God I love that frugal woman.)</p> <h3>9. Packing peanut storage</h3> <p>Store menacing <a href="http://www.thedailygreen.com/living-green/blogs/save-money/recycle-packing-peanuts-460909">foam packing peanuts</a> in a pair of pantyhose to keep them from invading the house until you're ready to reuse them. Cut a hole in the toe and tie it off with a twisty seal for easy peanut dispensing.</p> <h3>10. Homemade bungee cords</h3> <p>The elasticity of pantyhose make them perfect all-purpose tie down straps, or tie a metal &quot;S&quot; hook from the hardware store on each end for a homemade Bungee cord.</p> <h3>11. Lint mitt</h3> <p>Use like a mitten to remove lint and pet hair from clothing and upholstery rather than a lint brush. The mitt will also remove deodorant residue from clothing.</p> <h3>12. Scratch-less scrubbers</h3> <p>Try pantyhose to scrub tile and other surfaces where you're afraid of scratches. Also good for applying polishes to silver, brass, gold and other easily scratched metals.</p> <h3>13. Protect prized veggies</h3> <p>Put pantyhose over vegetables like squash and melons while they're still growing in the garden to protect against pest damage without using chemical pesticides. <em>Is that a zucchini in your pantyhose, or are you just happy to see me?</em></p> <h3>14. Flower bulb storage</h3> <p>Store seasonal bulbs in pantyhose and hang them up in a dry place to promote good air circulation.</p> <h3>15. Shoe shine buffer</h3> <p>Old pantyhose are perfect for putting the spit-shine on shoes.</p> <h3>16. Wear them outdoors</h3> <p>Guys, don't be shy about sporting a pair of worn out pantyhose next time you go camping or work in the yard. Real outdoorsmen (and outdoorswomen) have known for years that they prevent chigger and other insect bites and minimize foot blister.</p> <h3>17. Draft dodgers</h3> <p>Partially fill pantyhose with kitty litter to seal off cold drafts from under doors and windows.</p> <h3>18. Fishing trick</h3> <p>When I wasn't wearing my Granny's worn out stockings over my head, my Gramps was using them to catch catfish. He'd wrap a piece of chicken liver bait in a section of nylon stocking to keep it on the hook; the fish would still bite, and he'd still have his bait.</p> <h3>19. Paint/stain/plaster applicator</h3> <p>Use pantyhose to add interesting texture and designs when applying and/or finishing paint and plaster.</p> <h3>20. Special photo effects</h3> <p>Stretch pantyhose over your camera lens to give photos a muted or starburst effect. (NOTE: It's best to have her take them off before you try this.)</p> <div class="guestpost-blurb"> <p><em>This post from the </em><a href="http://www.thedailygreen.com/living-green/blogs/save-money/"><em>Green Cheapskate</em></a><em> by Jeff Yeager is republished with the permission of </em><a href="http://www.thedailygreen.com/"><em>The Daily Green</em></a><em>. &nbsp;Check out more great content from&nbsp;The Daily Green:</em></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.thedailygreen.com/green-homes/latest/save-money-megaflip"><em>30+ Ways to Save Money By Going Green</em></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/latest/save-gas-47031702"><em>10 Ways to Save Money On Gas Without Replacing Your Car</em></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.thedailygreen.com/green-homes/latest/vodka-uses-460424"><em>Top 10 Weird Uses of Vodka</em></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/latest/safe-green-investments-47091801"><em>6 Safe Green Investments</em></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/latest/save-money-gas-47050902"><em>How to Pay 50 Cents (or Less) for a Gallon of Gas</em></a></li> </ul> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/jeff-yeager">Jeff Yeager</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/20-money-saving-ways-to-reuse-old-pantyhose">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. 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