By Evan Vitale
You’re probably used to seeing them in just about every town and, sometimes, they are located in nearly every strip shopping center these days.
No, we’re not talking a Starbucks Coffee shop, either.
Instead, “dollar” stores are becoming a very popular retail destination for many people (young and old) when trying to stretch your dollar, stay within your monthly budget, and find good days on every days products.
Dollar stores have come a long way. They are no longer the dirty, low-rent stores selling absolute and out-dated products. Have you visited one lately?
Dollar stores are easy to operate and, in some cases, the inventory is refreshed with new products added almost daily. Here are a list of things you can expect to find at a dollar store:
- Cleaning supplies
- Paper goods, such as napkins, paper towels
- Personal health care items, such as shampoo, etc.
- Toys, coloring books, etc.
- Party supplies
- Pet care, automotive products
- Office supplies and back-to-school supplies
- Seasonal items, especially for Christmas, Halloween, etc.
- And, yes, in some cases, food items including soup, tuna, bread, drinks, candy, etc.
When you visit a dollar store for the first time, take your time and browse every aisle. You’ll probably be surprised at what you find and you’ll quickly spot items that you’ve purchases elsewhere (and paid more money).
Get into a habit of saving money by making the dollar store a regular weekly stop on your shopping trips. Some will visit the dollar store first before going to their regular grocery store.
If you’ve haven’t been a regular shopper at a dollar store, it’s definitely something you should consider when living on a tight budget and saving some money!