Thursday, December 4, 2008
making a dollar stretch...sorta
soooo...I was per usual hunting down a good deal and ran into a Dollar Tree. OK, true confession, I had never been in a Dollar Tree before today. There are a zillion "dollar stores" around here and they're mostly weird, low quality stuff that I haven't needed or wanted in about 10 years. You know what I mean....stuff that all seems sooo...fire hazard-y.
Anywho, I came across a "Dollar Tree", which I had up until today, thought that it was just another generic expression of the aforementioned discount stores...like having a soda vs having a Coke. Or like going to the gas station could mean Exxon, Shell, Mobil. I dunno, does that even make sense?
So, there I am...not particularly needing anything but wandering the aisles for the better part of an hour. It was ENORMOUS. Aisle after aisle of holiday decor, ornaments, wrapping paper, cards, party supplies, stationary, scrap booking items, home goods, grocery, tools...it seemed endless!!! I went in circles, ran into my friend Ashley and had a solid 20 minute conversation, went out to my car and came back in...I really milked it. Totally made the most of it and spent....
Can you stand it? That means, yes my friends, I purchased 86 items. I scoff in the face of the recession!!
Here was the low down:
I have a fantasy about the ultimate closet and the first step is organizing the shoe collection.
50 of these will run up the Dollar Store tab pretty quickly. However I am pretty excited. There's another store, I'm sure we've allllll been to, that sells exclusively containers...and these boxes are $2...so yes, saving half to get my little project done is a good thing!
large post-it notes from my small personalized post-its, ya know?
And what was also mildly amusing, I walked thru the whole store having to confirm that each and every item was in fact, one dollar. I felt CONVINCED that I was picking out the few secret items that were actually $3 or $5 because they were the best finds. My m.o. is to fixate on the most expensive item in a store everywhere else...so why wouldn't THIS be any different?
But no!! The kind ladies that worked there, smiled, nodded and answered for the thousandth time, yes, just a dollar. Everything's a dollar.
God bless the USA. (and all the places that manufactured my new purchases too)
Here's to a more organized closet--pictures are sure to follow as well!!