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Carpet Squares, Bean Bags...where to find??
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where can I find cheap pillows, bean bags or carpet squares? Do you know if carpet stores give squares away?


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Some carpet companies give away squares and some charge 50 cents or a dollar. Make sure you tell them you are a teacher. That usually makes a difference.

Also, I got some bean bags at Big Lots for $10.
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you can make cheap bean bags and other ideas.
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Gather up the odd socks without holes. Take a 1/4-1/3 cup of rice. beans, or popcorn pour into the toe of the sock. Tie off the sock and tie again. If it is a longer sock you can tie it off turn the long portion over the toe/bean part and then tie again.

Ask if there is a mom/grandparent volunteer who sews that would make you the bean bags.

I get capet squares from SIL. He installs the commercial squares many buildings are using now. Each job has a few left overs.

I have made inexpensive pillows by getting the plastic pillow covers at the store and filling them with packing chips. You can find pillow cases to match your theme. Easy and washable-green too!
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The dollar tree by me has carpet squares for a dollar!!! They are really nice, thin but nice... And they dont slide around!
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Check with a local flooring company(not the big box stores like Lowe's). We have one in our area that gives carpet remnants to teachers for free. You have to pick it up and cut it though. I got a beautiful piece of berber that was 15x7. I got 25 carpet squares and another teacher got a 5x7 carpet from it.


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I got free carpet squares from a local carpet store. They were going to throw them away. They had a ton.
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Thx
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everyone! I'm going to contact a local carpet store and see what they will do for me.
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Got Carpet Squares!
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went to my local carpet store and they gave me as many as I wanted! Yeah!
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