Egg boxes make great firelighters
When getting the stove going, we all know that you start with some crumbled up newspaper, and some small kindling wood.
Sometimes, when I tryed to light the stove,the newspaper would burn up, and if the bits of wood weren't small enough, it would smoulder and go out.
One item I found that really gets the fire going quickly is empty egg cartons. A little crumbled newspaper, an empty egg carton, and a few pieces of kindling, and it's off!
I save empty cartons, open them up, and stack them until I need them. They take up little room, and really make a difference. Get your friends or relatives who don't use wood stoves to save them for you.