It's hardly the time of year when most of us think of mittens, but it is the best time of year for yard sales. And planning ahead is key when it comes to saving. Think ahead a few months to the cold NY winter and you'll quickly remember cold hands and lost mittens. So, how do you avoid an emergency run to the store to pay full price for some mittens when your little darling has lost theirs at school or the playground? You stock up during yard sale season! Like many frugal choices, planning is KING!