Trying to be frugal at Dollar Tree

The storefront of a Dollar Tree.

A Dollar Tree in Texas. Photo courtesy of Michael Barrera / Wikimedia Commons.

Since the start of the New Year I have decided to be wiser with my money. I started walking rather than riding the bus. I also started to shop at the Dollar Tree. There is one at Height Mall and one on Minnesota Ave. NE. 

When I first went in I noticed that it sold a lot of brand-name items like Irish Spring soap. I realized I was wasting a lot of money when I could have been saving for any emergency. I have learned a lot of things as I’ve been getting older. 

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began I’ve noticed I am not the only thrifty person in this Dollar Tree of America. A lot of people have also started shopping there. I appreciate the great customer service.

Jennifer McLaughlin is an artist and vendor with Street Sense.

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