Most people consider the holidays to be the most expensive time of the year, but I think the summer season is likely a close second! Once school lets out for the summer, it’s a whirlwind of spending on family vacations, trips to the pool or beach, classes and camps, and backyard barbecues. But you shouldn’t have to empty your wallet in order to enjoy all those fun summer festivities! And the good news is that you don’t have to.
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There are plenty of ways to save money on all of your summertime supplies, including shopping at dollar stores! I think you’ll be surprised at how many seasonal items you can find at dollar stores. But you don’t have to wait long to find out, because that’s exactly what we’ll be talking about in today’s post! I’m sharing 10 summertime “necessities” that you can find at dollar stores this year to save some serious cash. Check it out, then get out there and snag some dollar store deals! :-)
10 Summer Necessities You Can Buy At The Dollar Store
1. Gardening Supplies
Gardening doesn’t have to be expensive, but it can get pricey if you’re shopping at boutique garden centers or buying expensive plant starts! You can save a lot by buying some of your gardening supplies at the dollar store. You can find great deals on hose attachments, gardening tools, gloves, seed packets, bulbs, and pots of all sizes!
2. Swim Gear & Toys
Headed to the beach or pool this summer? You can find all the swim gear you need at the dollar store! Look for big beach totes, goggles, floaties, pool noodles, and other water toys.
There is a surprisingly good selection of summer-y flip flops at my local dollar store! They have a lot of different patterns, so you can find something for everyone in the family. Many dollar stores also sell water shoes during the summer months, so look out for those as well!
4. Yard Decor
Once all your springtime yard clean-up is done, it’s time to get out and enjoy the yard! Spruce things up a bit with some cute yard decor that’s perfect for the summer season. Check your dollar store for yard signs, wind spinners, bird feeders, doormats and more.
Dollar stores have great themed tableware during the summer months that are perfect for those backyard barbecues. Pick up disposable plates, napkins, tablecloths, cutlery, and cups in all sorts of cute, summertime patterns! I found all of this fun tiki-themed tableware at my local dollar store. All I need now is a grass skirt! ;-)
6. Road Trip Essentials
Stock up on supplies for your next road trip at the dollar store. You’ll find coolers, snacks, drinks, card games, and more!
7. Toys & Games
Get the kids outside this summer with the help of a few toys and games from the dollar store. For just a few bucks, you can stock up on things like jump ropes, bubbles and bubble guns, sidewalk chalk, and fun yard games.
8. Faux Flowers
Spruce up your house inside and out with fun faux flowers from the dollar store! It’s an easy way to add a pop of color to any space, and you’d be surprised at how nice they look!
9. Fourth Of July Party Supplies
Stock up on patriotic gear for your Independence Day parties and barbecues! Check your dollar store for hats, necklaces, and decor that are decked out in red, white, and blue.
10. Graduation Gear
It may be a little late at this point, but you can find graduation themed items at the dollar store too! Check your local dollar store for graduation gifts, toys, and decor for your favorite grad.