As promised, here are some of my favorite finds at Dollar Tree this summer. I bought the Palmolive dish spray as an experiment. I figured I'd try to see if it will foam like the foaming hand soap bottles. Let me first say that I did not care for the original spray at all. While it worked great, I didn't like the fragrance. Once the bottle was empty, I filled it with water and a tablespoon dish soap. This thing worked exactly as expected. Foaming dish soap y'all! Dawn isn't going to make me spend $$$ with their high priced Platinum foam. I'll just add my regular Dawn to this bottle & Voila! You only need to spray a dish once or twice. No more wasting lots of dish soap. I've always diluted mine with water, but the foam is an even better money saver.
I then went back to buy another bottle to experiment with Lysol and Eureka! It worked again!! This product is hit and miss. I went to 2 Dollar Trees within 2 miles of each other and only one store had the item. This is a Canadian product, so Jackie & Theresa might be able to find it at their regular grocery stores.
Prego is our preferred pasta sauce blend. I rarely buy food at Dollar Tree and when I do, it has to be a name brand item (You already know that I'm a food snob...lol). I check the labels to see where it was manufactured. Yep, I'm bad like that...lol. Anyhoo, I was so happy to see Prego, cause it costs twice as much at the grocery stores. The only difference is that the cans aren't flavored. No problemo! I prefer to add my own flavors anyway. The can is the exact same size as the jar for half the price.
I also found Kind ice cream pints over summer. I went to Dollar Tree for a birthday card, but I always browse to see what's new. Checked the freezer and spotted Kind ice cream. I've never tried this brand, but I'm aware of it. So I bought the 3 pints that was available (who doesn't like ice cream) and checked the price online. $6.99!! WTH?! So I went to my other local store and they were fully stocked. Grabbed 8 more pints and we were all happy. The peanut butter is my favorite, not to mention the cherry. One day as I got the ice cream out, I noticed the lid says "Plant based". Me : WTbleep Plant Based?! So I checked the ingredients and it is a vegan product. So I'm upset that it didn't contain dairy...lol. This girl wants real milk ice cream. I have to admit that I couldn't taste the difference.
The other item I found are the clamps above (found in the crafting section). There's 6-8 clamps per package (I can't remember). I bought these for my sewing project. Then one day I had another lightbulb moment (I'm having lots of these lately...lol). I had opened a bag of chips. I normally place an open bag inside a gallon ziploc bag to retain it's freshness. This time I decided to use one of my clamps and they work great as a chip clip! They're much better too, because it's all metal, instead of these plastic clips that wear out over time. It can probably be used to hang things on a clothes line too.
Not a Dollar Tree item. Months ago I purchased Dollar Tree mesh bags to wash my bras in (I'm late to the mesh bag party). Well, this was clearly a case of 'you get what you pay for'. Those bags broke after just 2 washes. So I checked Walmart online and they had mesh bags. I added it to my shopping list and while I was searching for those Mainstays mesh bags in store, I saw these on an end cap. This bag is fully lined, so I decided to give it a try. Let me tell ya, I'm totally, madly in love with these bags!!! They were a total game changer for me. The packaging states One Bra per bag, but I decided to try 2 and 3 respectively and it all fits and washes well. I decided to stick with 2, because I don't want to overfill the bags and not get a good clean. Then I had....wait for it....yet another lightbulb moment...lol I started washing my delicate blouses/shirts/tops in these bags (I have lots of delicate blouses & tops). I only add one blouse/shirt per bag and it works great. I've even washed my trouser socks (short pantyhose that I need to wear with some of my boots) in it. No more hand washing for me! So I went back to Walmart and bought another one. Then I thought, girl just buy 2 more cause you don't know if they'll still have these in future. So that's exactly what I did. The price rang up $1 higher than before (now $3.99), but it's totally worth the money spent. I now use 2 bags and have 2 in my stockpile. These bags are my absolute favorite! I can't imagine my life without it!! Maybe someone else has discovered this before, but this is all new to me. I'm one very happy girl!
So that's my favorite finds. I hope that it can help someone else save some time & money too.
Hmmm, might have to look for that spray. It would be nice to use and then make my own less expensive spray. Thanks.ReplyDelete
I hope you find the spray Jackie. I'm going to see how long a bottle of dish soap lasts me by using it in the foaming bottle.Delete
Tommy uses binder clips he has had for years for chips. I used wooden clothespins. Those "chip clips" are expensive! I have never bought any because I have always had wooden clothespins.ReplyDelete
I bought the rectangular mesh bags at the DT and when I unzipped one, the zipper came off because there was no stop! I have seen the bra bags but never bought because I don't wear a bra. When, I could have fit five bras in each bag!
I've heard of people using binder clips for chips. I've used the chip clips before and they didn't last long. I'm most excited about using the bra bags for my blouses. No more worrying about my clothes getting damaged in the wash. I'm very picky and not easily impressed. So when I rave about something, you best believe that it's awesome! The DT mesh bags are horrible.Delete
Haven't seen the Palmolive yet in stores near me but will be on the lookout. I too refuse to buy the Dawn foaming soap bottle.ReplyDelete
My 24 year old daughter uses those mesh laundry bags all the time as does my mom. I think I will get one for my bras. Wonder if it would help cut down on the wires popping through so quick and stabbing me, lol.
We have a store called Dollarama here in Canada that is more popular than Dollar Tree. Items go up to $4.50 though. I don't know why really but I have always preferred Dollar Tree. I find they get some really good products in stock and for a $1.50 I don't mind trying things out.
Have a great day.
Theresa I know all about those wires popping out and poking you. This Walmart mesh bag is awesome, because it's fully lined and protects your bras and clothing well. I wish I had known about it sooner.Delete
Our Dollar General also charges higher prices, but they have better quality items. From time to time, I find some really good things are Dollar Tree. One year I found full sized bottles of Old Spice body wash, so I stocked up. It was also a Canadian product, so I know it's safe. I hope you find the Palmolive bottles. You too have a great day!
Our Dollar Tree doesn’t have the spray Palmolive. But I do have one of those foam sprayers to clean in our bathroom and I prefer it to the non foam ones. It’s definitely a money saver. I buy the big bottles of Lysol and pour a small amount into the bottle and fill with water like you do. It saves a lot of money!ReplyDelete
I'm glad you have an alternative for the Palmolive spray bottles Belinda! I love the Lysol foam bottles.They still work great, despite using less. And using less saves $$$Delete