For instance, I quite using my 6-bucks-a-can rug shampoo for carpeting spots. I now use a $1 can of Barbasol Shaving Soap in an aerosol can from the dollar store. It works the same, just spray a blob on, let it sit, dip your little brush in a dab of water and scrub off the stain (a hint from Helloise, BTW).
Yesterday, I bought a quality oven mitt, sandwich bags, eyeshadow, a bag of ice cream dixie cups, a large bottle of dishwashing soap plus a great door decoration for the Fourth of July....each item only a dollar.....only $6 total for that list.
Our dollar store is jammed every day now with more and more folks discovering the tremendous amount of money they can save during this horrible inflation. The dollar stores stay at a dollar and don't inflate. I make my purchases at "The Dollar Tree" store.
I wish I had bought stock in the company.
Our 99 cents store has fresh and frozen food - strawberries, blueberries, tomatoes, 6-oz chicken, salmon, milk, butter, eggs, bread, cheese, etc. For those on a really tight budget, shopping there instead of 7-11 will allow a family to eat well for just a small amount of money. All the food your family would need can be purchased here.