There is a difference between stocking up on and hoarding. “Hoarding” is about piles and stacks of products that I may or may not ever use. “Stocking up on” means finding a good deal on a product I use regularly then buying a quantity I know I will use in the upcoming months.
I read an article recently on Mother’s Niche on time management. There were several helpful tips, but I especially benefitted from Tip #4: Always Buy 2
To avoid frantic last minute expensive trips to the store, this blogger actually encourages shoppers to buy household products once a year. But if you can’t do that, she writes, at least buy two!
So, here are three goodies I found on a recent trip to my local Dollar Tree:
I have learned that if I find a holiday product I know I will use, I need to seize the opportunity–it will go fast. When I saw this decorative tape at $1/roll, I grabbed seven rolls. Oh, the fun that is in store: I plan to use it on gift wrap, stationery, and Christmas crafts.
This was a great deal, and I already wish I had bought more: 200 2-ply sheets of name-brand tissues for a dollar! Now that’s a good deal. The Dollar Tree usually has name-brand tissues on the shelves, but not 200 sheets.
I have dry skin; I rely on hand lotion all year long, but especially during the winter months. Our Dollar Tree normally has 8 oz. Dermasil on it shelves, but this was an extra-sweet deal: 10 oz. tubes for a dollar! Now that was something to stock up on. [I checked Amazon, and this same tube of Dermasil is priced for $5.99.] On a cold January day, I’ll be grateful to grab a new tube of hand lotion off my shelf at home instead of having to brave a New York winter.
So, there you have it. Three Dollar Tree deals worth stocking up on.
For those of you who haven’t met her, the Dollar Store Diva happens to be my Mom who has a special power. She can transform Dollar Store and other inexpensive finds into super fun gifts that would brighten anyone’s day!