I’m decent at budgeting, but like everyone, there are times when things just don’t go according to plan: an unexpected expense comes up or I miss a receipt somewhere and end up with mystery money disappearing from my account. So, obviously, it’s important to make every dollar count, especially if you’re trying to be self-sustaining or simply live a little more simply.
Over at Imperfectly Happy, I read this fantastic blog post outlining Dollar Store Home Supplies, and I just had to share it with you! While the quality isn’t the greatest, I have always loved dollar stores ever since I was a kid. Stores like Dollar Tree, where everything is $1 are just the best!
In her article, Tiffany outlines 10 of her favorite supplies purchased from $1 stores in her area. Some of the items on her list, like Tupperware containers and glassware, can really be a steal. Others, like duct tape I don’t think our local stores carry. Maybe I’m just not looking in the right place. Anyway, it’s amazing how many things you can get for half the price of any other store including rags, candles, first aid supplies and even some fun craft supplies or picture frames!
You can check out the full post here, but in the meantime, do you frequent dollar stores or other low-price places like thrift shops, wholesale stores or discount outlets? What items do you look for when you go? Share with me in the comments, and let’s get our own list of budget homesteading supplies going!
I shop all the time at either the Dollar General or the Family Dollar in our town. Nearest Dollar Tree is about 25 miles away but when in that area I stop. Most store brands are fine but the store brand batteries aren’t very good.
Liz E. says
I agree! Their batteries really aren’t worth the time. Dollar General and Family Dollar have some pretty good selections. I love looking at the housewares in Dollar General–they’re so quirky!