How to Pack a Shoebox on a Budget 9: Hotel Items

I LOVE Operation Christmas Child and last year managed to pack 45 good quality boxes for just $45 because I didn’t just start in November right before packing week. If that’s you and you don’t have totes full of goodies you’ve saved throughout the year, don’t panic! This is a whole series of posts on Budget Tips for Operation Christmas Child. Over the past few days I’ve shared my tips on how to pack a shoebox on a budget.

Today is about ‘Hotel Items’

Because of shipping restrictions they can’t take liquids but soaps are fab and necessary. If you stay in hotels often, please consider grabbing your soaps and using them for shoeboxes. I usually put two per box as they’re quite small. Wrap them in foil then in a ziploc to put in the box. Remember to label them.

Notepads and pens from hotels are also excellent and a great filler.

Did you check out the rest of the series?
Tip 1: Holiday Clearance
Tip 2: Free Items
Tip 3: Holiday Candy
Tip 4: Regifting
Tip 5: Thrift Stores

Tip 6: Shipping Costs
Tip 7: Hunt Around The House
Tip 8: School Supplies
Tip 10: The Dollar Store

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If you live in the Northwest Indiana/Chicagoland area please consider joining us on 11/11/10 for a packing party, details here.

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