My Latest Obsession That Only Costs $1.25!

During all the quarantining at home over the past couple of months, I’ve picked up a new hobby that has been quite therapeutic and has also gotten me quite obsessed. The best part about this new hobby is that it only costs $1.25!

I’m super anal when it comes to protecting my books. It really irks me when the corners are even slightly wrinkled or bent! Back in the day, I would protect my books the old school way, using packing tape and tape around the corners and along the edges. A few months ago, my friend recommended these plastic protector covers from Dollarama and I actually picked up a few rolls right before quarantine. They’re only $1.25 for a roll – what a steal! The packaging claims that each roll can cover 2-3 books; I’m assuming they are referring to textbooks because I’ve been able to cover roughly 5 novel sized books and it brings me so much joy!

Here are 3 reasons why I love them:

1// Price – This is such an affordable hobby! I picked up 5 rolls at Dollarama because I recently purchased a lot of new books right before quarantine. You can use this for cook books or even books you already own that have been sitting on the shelf for a while!

2// Grids – These book protectors give me the same joy as when I pick up Christmas wrapping paper that have grids inside them! I want to make sure I’m cutting in perfectly straight lines and not wasting any protector material.

3// Quality – I love the quality of the protector cover sheet. They are really sticky but not to the point where it ruins the book if you notice a bubble and have to peel the cover off the book and tape again. When you re-tape, the quality of the cover sheets is still there and you can’t tell the cover has been peeled back and forth a few times.

These Protector cover sheets are available online at Dollarama as well. However, they do make you purchase a pack of 24 for $30. I also found another budget friendly alternative here.

That’s it from me! Hope you guys found this post helpful. Feel free to also follow along my Instagram page where I update daily with what I’m up to!

Written by Grace Yeung
Edited by Eden Yeung



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