It’s time for the Thrifty Style Team to bring you their very best thrifty decor, and today I am focusing on the dollar store. I have 12 Dollar Store Ideas for Every Season, plus my gals from the Thrifty Style Team will share their ideas at the very end. Before we get to all of that, I want to share this e-mail I received from my 84 year old Dad a couple days ago. He completely inspired me to put this dollar store collection together.
Here’s my Dad’s e-mail:
“Dear Dude (he calls me Dude since I was 5, not kidding)…I go to Dollar Store once a month, and save a lot , I buy same things every month, no more no less. They are: Wax Paper, Foil, Napkins, Kitchen G bags, Frz bags, lg and small, Spray deoderizer, Baby aspir for by heart, pens, Pads, greeting cards if needed. I spend around $15 mo, saving a good $15 or more, also batteries if needed. love, Dad.”
I loved the e-mail so much, I decided to send back the list of basic household items I purchase at the dollar store. Here it is:
“Very interesting, my father. I buy toothpaste, pretzels (their pretzels are amazing), vinegar, chips, candles, batteries, and the kids get to pick out their favorites which Daphne usually gets boxes and envelopes for her company mailing needs, and Vic usually finds candy, dried fruit, and something interesting like sunglasses or socks.”
Now that you have all of our dollar store secret buys floating around in your head, I have to tell you that this post isn’t focused on just household items you should try at the dollar store, but at least you have our lists. I consider my Dad an expert dollar store shopper, and the apple didn’t fall far from the (dollar) tree. My parents live on a very tight budget and I think he his brilliant for saving money this way. Have fun sifting through these 12 dollar store makeovers, and maybe wish my Dad a happy birthday if you have time…
(This post is not sponsored. It is just me, Julie, and my Dad who turns 84 on Sunday.)
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