Want to know a secret about everyone’s favorite arts and craft store, Michaels? Every month or so (maybe every season) they throw away all of the items that you typically find in the dollar bins. Yes, they literally waste all of that paper product and money. Good news for people who like digging in the garbage though! They usually dump everything in huge garbage bags before putting it all in the dumpster so if you don’t mine the smell, grab a bag and you have hundreds of dollars worth of craft style products. Hey… they throw it away so it’s not stealing.