I have found that I have lots of things that I already have around my house to help with staging props. For example, using old newspapers or travel books I picked up from our travels abroad are perfect scene setting items that I can use in any staging project. Also using household items like tea bags adds some interest and makes a scene come to life. So think thrifty - reuse items you already have in a different way. Sometimes it is hard to imagine using ordinary items in a certain way but if you just use a little imagination I'm sure you can find things to use without purchasing new ones. Here are two scenes that I created when staging from items that I had in my home! I love being thrifty and green at the same time. Thrifty Staging Everyone!