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.
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.
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?