Saving money is an important thing to me. I like to spend money but I like to spend it wisely! The Dollar Tree has become essential store for me & my budget. Finding affordable solutions for various areas of the home is sometimes hard to do. I know the Dollar Tree hasn't always been my first choice for anything but recently I've found affordable and attractive decor & storage solutions as well as quality everyday essentials. Not to mention you find something new nearly every time you walk in! Here are my home essentials from the Dollar Tree.
I break a lot of things in the kitchen. I can't tell you how many times I've broken a glass just by looking at it. So I buy a lot of my kitchen essentials from the Dollar Tree. The main thing I purchase from the Dollar Tree are wooden spoons and various other serving style utensils. Wooden spoons aren't supposed to go in the dishwasher (this is why I try not to have wooden handled knives as well). I was everything in the dishwasher. If it isn't dishwasher safe, I don't buy it. So I purchase a lot of my serving utensils from the Dollar Tree because I'm only out a few bucks when they eventually crap out on me, I break the, or they just don't make it through the dishwasher one last time. The Dollar Tree has a great array of kitchen utensils to choose from (some even name brand like Betty Crocker!)
In this post about creating various cleaning caddies with Dollar Tree products, I used some super cute plastic bins. I also mention how those caddies help me with the 3 Waves Cleaning Method here.I love the Dollar Tree for the various storage solutions they offer. If you want the best selection of storage containers in store, I've found the best time to go is at the beginning of the year. If you're looking for a specific color I'd suggest looking during a holiday that color would be more common. For example - pastel durring Spring/Easter, brown during Fall/Thanksgiving, purple during Halloween, red during Christmas, etc. They do offer an array of colors in general but shopping for storage solutions seasonally will give you the best chance to match any existing colors you my already have going on in the space you need storage for.
Fall is nearly here and Halloween will be around the corner. Dollar Tree is my favorite place to go for some essential crafting supplies. While sometimes the supplies may not be as full - like a bundle of flowers, for example - I love picking up smaller filler pieces and wreath bases. These more affordable starting points and accents are great to add more to a project you may have started from the craft store. I love to purchase things like wreaths to use as a base to make a fuller wreathe because I'm paying $1 for a base rather than upwards of $3-$5 to start my project. Their Fall selection of decor is warm & inviting while the Halloween offerings are creatively frightening. If you haven't checked out the Dollar Tree blog for creative inspiration you should check that out as well. They've got quite a few fund projects to try using their seasonal products!
The bulk buying option also means you'll always have what you need on hand. While that may not be the best for kitchen utensils, it is great for gifts & decor as you get more bang for your buck!
Do you frequent the Dollar Tree? What are your money saving must haves?