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Dollar World


by Lauren Mauldin in The Horse World

First  quarter of 2014 has been a time of “pay all the vet bills” for me.  Combine that with my saddle purchase, and I may be out of debt by summer.  Maybe?  Hopefully?  Therefore, I’m trying to spend less money.  This is not a skill of mine, but I improved my thrifty techniques over the years.

Of course I still own a high maintenance horse, so I will not be teaching any financial planning classes just yet.

One thing I will share though, is my love of the dollar store.  You know, the kind where everything is just $1 (not Family Dollar which I think has a variety of prices and confuses me greatly).  You’d be surprised what kind of horse related items you can find in the $1 store.

My lunch haul

My lunch haul

Yesterday I was after some rags for tack cleaning and face wiping, and ended up picking up some minty rubbing alcohol and a spray bottle.  Did you know that spraying menthol type rubbing alcohol in your sweaty helmet can keep bacteria away and make it smell nicer?  Me neither, but one of my bff’s swears by it so I’m taking her lead on this one.

With my grand total of $4, I wandered around the store to see what else you could use at the barn.

One man's tubberware is a horse person's DIY re-usable SmartPaks

One man’s tubberware is a horse person’s DIY re-usable SmartPaks

Yes, I use anti-bacterial dish soap to wash legs in the summer.  It works wonders.

Yes, I use anti-bacterial dish soap to wash legs in the summer. It works wonders.

Vaseline, for all of your temperature taking needs.

Vaseline, for all of your temperature taking needs.

Baby oil... you breed show people know what I'm talking about with this one!

Baby oil gel… you breed show people know what I’m talking about with this one!

 

Jump de-sensitizing anyone?

Jump de-sensitizing anyone?

 

All the flowers!

All the flowers!

Yes, I was the crazy person walking around the dollar store taking pictures of things.  But when you go in for a value, you often get crazy people… so I’m sure I’m not the worst they have ever seen.

Do you have any horse favorites that you get from totally non-horse sources?