Getting Organized for a Few Bucks – Target Dollar Spot Diaries

The other day turned into a day of running errands. I pulled up in front of Target loaded the baby into a big red shopping cart, grabbed my purse, and the slippers I needed to return. Returning mens slippers is what happens when your husband doesn’t seem to know his own shoe size even though you called and asked just to be sure when you bought them in the first place. Obviously, that is neither here nor there. After finishing up my return at Customer service I had the opportunity to make one of two choices: Turn and walk back out the door, load the baby in the car, and head to our next destination, or just take a quick look around the Dollar Spot just a couple feet away. We all know it’s never just a quick look, right? This time was no different. My quick look turned into a few excellent finds in the Dollar Spot to help keep me organized. Of course just a quick walk around the rest of the store where I may or may not have ended up with a few other things in my cart followed.

To Do List and Schedule Notepads

Typing is great, but my first loves are good old pen and paper. Making a list on a piece of paper makes me feel like I’ve got my life together. Thanks to my Dollar Spot purchases I have a cute to do list pad of paper to help keep me motivated and a daily schedule pad to help me plan out my days more efficiently. Now I can schedule important things like:

  • 9:00-10:00am: Maybe the baby naps, if she feels like it
  • 3:30pm: Don’t forget to pick up the kindergartener, the school frowns on leaving them there
  • 6:30-7:00pm: Hope and wish and pray the husband is washing the dinner dishes.
  • 7:30pm: Kid’s bedtime, celebrate with lots of chocolate

To top it off I snapped up a few magazine file boxes to keep my five-year-old’s growing collection of Highlights magazines and self-written, drawn and stapled books neat and tidy. Piles of random papers spilling from bookshelves stress me out. Magazine file boxes to the rescue.

Magazine Files

I always leave the Dollar Spot feeling like I just found buried treasure.

Where do you find your best treasures?