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Check out garage sales. You can pick up some great games and toys for practically nothing. Or check the clearance sales. As soon as Christmas is over, go shopping! Plan to be at your favorite store when the doors open and head straight for the toy section. Many stores mark items down 50% or more after Christmas to make room for spring inventory. Be sure to hide the items from your kids though and stash them away for birthdays or next Christmas.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|