5 Ways to Use Target’s Dollar Spot Items

I am a sucker for Target’s Dollar Spot. I am downright giddy if I happen to catch it when they are clearancing out items. I’ve picked up little board books for 25 cents when that happened! Since I love a good little round up, today I am sharing 5 ways to use Target’s Dollar Spot.

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If you have discovered the Dollar Spot already, you know how awesome it is. If you have never stopped in this little treasure trove, it is the little section when you walk in to a Target store. There are a variety of items (that change often), all priced at either $1 or $3. It is Ah-mazing.

But what can you do with all those wonderful goodies? I am so glad you asked.

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5 Ways to Use Target’s Dollar Spot

Really, the options are endless simply because the items you find in the Dollar Spot are so varied. I am going to cover the few ways I have used these items today and you can probably look forward to seeing more ways showcased in the future.

  • Operation Christmas Child – This is a great spot to pick up items for your shoeboxes. Lots of little toys, stickers, socks, coloring books, and other items.
  • Homeschool organization – I have found gorgeous file folders, notebooks, baskets/buckets, and little containers in the Dollar Spot.
  • Planners – Up until this year, I used a month-at-a-glance calendar from the Dollar Spot for my blog planning. It worked and it was cheap. In addition to this handy calendar, there are loads of little papers, sticky notes, and stickers that you can use to decorate/add functionality to your planner. More on how I do this coming soon.
  • Journaling – For Christmas last year, I found some really awesome small journals for my kids. There were both lined papers and unlined papers, perfect for written or doodle journals.
  • Stocking stuffers – Similar to OCC, I have picked up many stocking stuffers from the dollar spot.

If you have any creative ways to use Target’s Dollar Spot items, share them in the comments! I’d love to hear them!

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  1. Ways I use targets dollar bins.

    1.Classroom Decorating-my room is decorated in Dr.Seuss, and I found. posters,pails,bookmarks,pencils,books,stickers,bulletin board letters and much more from $1-$3!! Where else could you find deals like that?
    2.Birthday goodie bags-always can fix a goodie bag for less than $5 and make at least 5. You can find items from the last season on clearance for 4 for .25/.50 rather than $1.00 and get more for your money!
    3.Teacher Gifts- there are always great little tins and tissue paper to fill with pens,tablets,paper,paper clips,tacks,etc. no matter for what occasion. And only spending no more than $1 or $2 on each item but not going over $10!!
    4.Teaching kids to shop smart- my kids always love the dollar bins. They know they can always find something in there and get more than one thing for their $5 they get to spend.
    5.Seasonal section-there are always seasonal items in the bins. For any holiday you can afford to buy a few decorations or pieces to go with that holiday and not spend a fortune.