Last week I was looking for some simple baskets to organize the drawers in our bathroom, and noticed that Target had a single plastic organizing bin priced at $5.99. WHAT? Yes, they were cute; and yes, I really wanted them, but there was no way I could justify spending that on a tiny bin. My daughter of course also noticed the super cute sunglasses that Target sold, but at a whopping $5.99 per pair there was no way I was picking them up. (She loses those things every time we walk out the door. . . it would be like throwing $5.99 in the trash can!)
So, I headed next door to my trusty Dollar Tree (I love that place!) and found exactly what I needed for waaaayyyyy less money. Here are a few fun things they had at the Dollar Tree. . .
How cute are those?
And here’s what I ended up grabbing for just $5 (less than I would have spent for a single bin at Target!)
Here are a few other items I’ve found worth stopping by the Dollar Tree for:
- paper products and helium balloons for birthday parties
- coloring books and workbooks for my children
- flash cards for my kids
- treats for Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes
- gift bags
- wrapping paper
Have you found deals at your local dollar store? It really is a great way to save on items that can be so expensive elsewhere, and a fun place to take your children with a dollar or two to spend. I’d love to hear where else you shop that helps you pinch those pennies a little further!
By the way, did you know Target even sells Hello Kitty Duck Tape? I have no idea who buys that stuff, but thought it was a hoot!