Many people run right in and out of their local dollar store to grab dish detergent or paper towels. Most don’t pay much attention to some of the other items that they have amazing deals on. Next time you go to your favorite Dollar General, Family Dollar, or Fred’s Dollar Store check out the deals on items besides personal care and cleaning which are two very popular categories. The home décor and seasonal deals can be great. However, if you are looking for one of a kind or high quality goods then this solution is not for you. Many dollar stores do have great deals on many items that can make your house feel like a home though.
I have found great deals on nice clocks at both Dollar General and Family Dollar. If you want just a plain basic clock you cannot beat the price and they also have some with designs that can match many tastes. Another area to check out is the picture frames. If you are looking for very large sizes you may be out of luck but for standard sizes like 8×10, 11×13, 5×7, and 4×6 the dollar stores have a great selection. The prices are generally under $5, unless it is a collage frame, which means that if you are redecorating you could replace all of your old frames with matching ones if you want. I have also found some nice pre-framed prints and canvas wall hangings. The price is usually from $4 to $10 depending on size. These can be great to dress up an empty wall or accent small bathrooms.
Candles are another area where you can save big money at the dollar stores. Unless you are absolutely hooked on a particular Yankee Candle scent and nothing else will do, check out the selection. They have many different colors and scents available. The large jar candles are usually around $5 which is a major savings. While the scent is not as strong as some other brands, if you are buying them for looks or because they match your décor it will not make a big difference in anything but your wallet.
Kitchenware and Seasonal
When it comes to summer entertaining nobody wants to bust out the fine china. Check out the dollar store’s selection of plastic plates, cups, bowls, and flatware. These usually come in bright mix and match colors and you can also buy coordinating pitchers and platters for serving those summer time goodies. They are usually in sets of 4 for $1 for the plates, tumblers and bowls and the serving pieces are $1 to $3 on average. These can be reused each year and can even dress up kids’ birthday parties with bright colors without going through piles of paper plates.
The seasonal savings are the same. You can find holiday themed plates and cups for about any holiday as well as serving pieces. There are also great deals on many holiday items such as Halloween candy, Christmas balls, and Valentine cards or candies.
Don’t limit yourself to just Dollar General or Family Dollar either. Always keep an open mind when searching for deals. Check out Big Lots where you can even get great deals on furniture and mattresses and Ross and TJ Maxx also have many home décor items that have been discontinued as well, with deep discounts. If you spot something you like though, it is best to go ahead and get it on the spot because if you wait, it may be gone and there will most likely not be another shipment. By keeping these tips in mind, you can save enough cash on the accessories that you want for your home to invest in things that you truly want, like a new television to complete your look.