Just because you don't have the time or patience to become an "extreme couponer" doesn't mean you can't save when it comes to shopping. Don't waste money shopping at expensive stores. Here's an alternative that will change how you shop forever!
One day, as I aimlessly wandered around the dollar store with my kids, the way I looked at the world changed for me. Alright, not really; but I sure had an epiphany when it came to spending money. I am spending way too much on things I could be buying at the dollar store. I might not have the time, patience, or know-how to start couponing, but I am smart enough to start shopping at the dollar store. So, if you are like me and you like a good deal, here are a few items you should start picking up at your local dollar store.
This is No. 1, because party supplies are expensive to buy, and then thrown away, often after just one use. The dollar store's quality is exactly the same as if you bought them from a major retailer. Here are some that are great to grab from the dollar store:
Wrapping paper or gift bags
A few party supplies to avoid from the dollar store:
These items tend to be flimsy and break easily. If you are wanting sturdy plates, for example, the dollar store isn't the place for them.
My kids love being creative. I go through crafts like crazy. Here are some I can grab for a buck:
Poster board and cardboard presentation boards
There are plenty of craft options. Just walk down the aisle and you will be amazed at what you can find.
This is a tricky category. Some items just need to be bought elsewhere; but here are a few items you can save on by buying from the dollar store:
Kids' toothpaste and brushes
Shampoo (If you aren't picky; they do have some name brands available.)