These Are the 4 Home Goods I Buy at Target to Save Money

published Aug 5, 2020
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As a longtime renter, I can’t always splurge on investment pieces. I’ve moved more than 25 times over the past eight years, and every time, I’ve had to “edit” down my belongings, taking only the essentials with me. You can understand, then, why I’ve developed a habit of going to the same store again and again to stock up on the things I need. Target is my go-to for many reasons: familiarity, variety, proximity. But the most important reason I continuously head to Target? My budget.

It feels good to save money on the items you need—and these days, it’s more important than ever to be budget-friendly. I’m not always great with coupons, but I do check which stores have the best prices for the things I’m about to purchase, and often, it’s Target. Here are the four things I always buy there to save money.

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Honestly, Target is not the place I would have looked to get sheets. My sweet mom has gifted me with some gorgeous expensive sets in the past, but I eventually needed some to swap in and I found 100 percent organic sheet sets that are a hundred dollars cheaper than a comparable set at a different store, and that’s just one example. Target has many single sheets and sets with 400 thread counts—and even 600 thread counts. Target has such a wide variety with terrific prices, making it easy to have at least two sets to alternate.

Buy: Threshold 300 Thread Count Organic Cotton Sheets, $45.99 for Queen

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3M Command strips

I’ve been singing the praises of Command strips for ages. The bottom line is that they work, and leave my walls untouched when I remove them. I use Command strips liberally all over my apartment from the hooks in my bathroom, the front hall, and closet, to every picture frame on the walls (including the huge ones). Even my paper towel holder is held up with these non-marring adhesives. Twice, I happened to pick them up at Target and every time I look at the displays at other stores, I see that Target’s prices are generally the best.

Buy: 3M Command Picture Hanging Strips, $8.98 for set of 12

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Picture frames

Like all the items on this list, you can get frames in so many places, but I come back to Target for the value. Target has a good selection of stylish frames. Wide frames, thin frames, frames that hold multiple images—you can create some wonderful effects by using a variety of sizes. Or use one of their pre-packaged sets and display seven images for under $50.

Buy: Room Essentials 7 Piece Gallery Frame Set in Black, $35

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Hand blenders

Some kitchen items, like a good wooden spoon or a rolling pin, can last for generations. Hand blenders do not seem to be that kind of a purchase—at least with me. I love immersion blenders because they don’t take up much space, are easy to use, and work for soups, sauces, smoothies, and everything else I might want a blender for. After a few years, though, they can slow down or stop working altogether. Target has saved me on several occasions, with great prices and quality hand blenders, because this is one tool I use all the time. The selection changes, but you can usually find a good one for under $25, such as the one I’m currently using.

Buy: Chefman 300W Immersion Blender, $22.99