Barn Hacks - Part Seven - Dollar Store Edition

Barn Hacks - Part Seven - Special “Dollar Store” Edition. 

 

There are many discount dollar stores all over the US - and many of them have great affordable solutions to everyday barn and horse chores.  I spent some time in my local dollar store to get inspired about how to save time and money at the barn!  And YES - every item here was $1.00.

 

  • These microfiber car cleaning gloves will remove the last bit of dust from your horse, your tack, the top of your tack trunk, you name it. 

 

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  • Double sided scrubby sponges.  Good for water buckets, feeders, bits, hooves, super dirty tack. 

 

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  • These cool stackable storage containers.  These two are no bigger than a microwave, but could easily store tack cleaning stuff or wash cloths.  Larger bins could store polos, boots, bell boots.  

 

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These could also store candy.  Lots and lots of candy. 

 

  • These dish gloves.  They are sticky on one side.  Super for scrubbing buckets and feeders, especially in winter.  The gardening gloves would be great for blister prevention and a bit of warmth when you are in a stall cleaning marathon. 

 

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Not practical for riding, just as riding gloves are not practical for scrubbing buckets.

 

  • Fake flowers!  Great for jumps, dressage letter boxes, tack room prettiness, covering up the real plants that are no longer surviving.  

 

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  • Microfiber cloths - like the car cleaning mitt, great for everything, just a different shape.  

 

  • Awesome barn worthy dinner ware.  This stuff is safe - no glass to break, and washable. And not so expensive that you will feel bad if the barn dog runs off with it and buries it. 

 

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  • Diapers and baby wipes.  A staple to have, diapers are great for wounds and also packing hooves. 

 

  • Aloe vera gel.  Great for human and equine sunburns, as well as scrapes, cuts, abrasions.  A must for your first aid kit. 

 

  • Socks.  I was surprised at the variety of socks - great to cut the toes away for your horse’s lower legs, and also good for a spare set when the wash rack attacks and you are squishy with every step.  

 

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Black socks are great for wearing with open toed sandals.  Super stylish. 

 

What do you pick up at the dollar store for the barn?

 

For more: 

PART ONE    

PART TWO   

PART THREE   

PART FOUR   

PART FIVE    

PART SIX 

PART EIGHT - WINTER EDITION