It’s really comforting when I am able to go home, mainly because I finally feel I can shop to my heart’s desire. That sounds ridiculous coming from someone who lives in a major shopping hub, but who really wants to pay New York City sales tax when you have a better, cheaper alternative?
While hanging out with one of my friends this past weekend, we stopped in our local Five Below store to waste time, and even more money.
I feel bad for anyone who doesn’t have a Five Below in their area, and if you do, I suggest you make a trip ASAP. This store is like, the better, more packed version of a dollar store. Plus, since things are a dollar or two more expensive, you somewhat can trick yourself into believing that you’re getting something more special than you actually are.
Often times, you are. While you can find a lot of useless crap in Five Below, you can also find great treasures. Check out some of the best things I have found:
If you have tried to buy these from your service provider, they can go upwards of $15 for a measly three. Not only do they sell phone protectors at Five Below, but they are about $3 for a pack of three and they work just as well as the expensive ones. You can also find protectors for Android phones, as well as iPads and other tablets.
Weights & Fitness Equipment
Five Below has a whole aisle of workout equipment, most especially their weights. You can get hand weights, yoga mats, or resistance bands, all ranging from $2-$5.
As a college student, I don’t need fancy Rubbermaid Tupperware. The Tupperware at Five Below comes in a variety of colors and in large packs. They sell various storage containers for both food or other items that are affordable and durable.
Staples can rob you, especially at the start of the semester. You can find brand name pens, pencils, and notebooks at Five Below for a fraction of the price you would normally pay at a school supply store.
While this isn’t necessarily vital, definitely take some time to peruse through your local Five Below. I found a great pair of foldable flats that work great as well as some cute wall decals for my dorm room walls. Each store varies, but I’m sure there are some miscellaneous treasures to be found in all.
Lovelies, have you ever been to Five Below? What items would you (or would you not) buy at a discount store? Image: Source