Dollar Store Finds That Is Worth Every Bucks!

Published on 09/24/2020
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If you were anything like us, you would be more inclined to believe that a dollar store was a mythical place for you to buy just about anything. However, there were times when we would be better off paying a few extra bucks to ensure the item’s longevity. Trading efficiency in the interest of saving a couple of bucks might not always be healthy. Despite this, at the dollar store, we could get some excellent deals! Continue reading to find out what you should still shop from there and what you should never get.

Coffee Filters

It would be a bargain which we would always enjoy. We daresay that on a food pyramid, coffee should be at the highest level. Running out of coffee filters at home or the workplace would be a bad idea. We could guarantee that by buying them at the dollar store, we would never run out!

Coffee Filters

Coffee Filters

Hair Accessories

Name all the hair accessories such as combs, brushes, headbands, bobby pins, and we could be confident that the dollar store would be bound to have them. Trends and fads come and go, so getting these stuff cheap would be a smart idea!

Hair Accessories

Hair Accessories

Plastic Buckets

At one point or another, plastic buckets would come in handy. We could use the item for washing our car, cleaning the house, and carrying other items. There would be nothing more we could ask for when it was cheap to get. 

Plastic Buckets

Plastic Buckets

Dish Towels And Washcloths

There would be no way anyone could beat the price of the dishtowels and washcloths at the dollar store. The household items would eventually get stained or burned in no time, so it would not be a smart idea to splash out more money than we had to on them.

Dish Towels And Washcloths

Dish Towels And Washcloths

Greeting Cards

If you were the sort of person who always sent out greeting cards to other people, you may already know that it would not be worth paying a lot of money for them. When we could get five pieces of greeting cards for the same price, why would we even waste 5 dollars on a single card? 

Greeting Cards

Greeting Cards

Picture Frames

Would you like to display the pictures of every member of the family? We could get simple image frames from the dollar shop and then decorate them with paint and decorations on our own. It would also be an excellent opportunity to express your ingenuity and resourcefulness. 

Picture Frames

Picture Frames

Socks

We could assure you that the socks we would usually find at the dollar store were just as fine as those we would see at the department store. There would be a decent possibility that we would lose one of the pairs of socks in the future, so why should we bother investing more money?

Socks

Socks

Party Supplies

One of the best things to consider when throwing a party would be to purchase the cups, straws, paper plates, streamers, and balloons from the dollar store. Using this method, we would be able to save as much as 70% of the bill.

Party Supplies

Party Supplies

Pregnancy Tests

Pregnancy tests from the drugstore cost about $10 to $15 from the pharmacy. However, for just a dollar, we could get a pregnancy test that works just as well. We could assure you that the drugstore tests would not be any less reliable than the more costly ones.

Pregnancy Tests

Pregnancy Tests

Vase And Decorative Bowls

We should get our decorative bowls and vases at the dollar store. We would find a range of sizes, types, and prices, so we could always find one that would fit in our house’s aesthetics. Besides, people would be going to concentrate too much on the flowers anyway.

Vase And Decorative Bowls

Vase And Decorative Bowls

Plastic Food Containers

At 5 dollars per piece, we would be able to purchase plastic food containers in most supermarkets. It was why it would be a good thing to buy them at the dollar store instead where we could get a reasonable price on them! We could pick them up at four for just a dollar, which was a great price.

Plastic Food Containers

Plastic Food Containers

Chocolate And Candy

Skip the supermarket and go to the dollar store instead when you need your sweet tooth fix. It would be a good idea for Halloween because multiple cute visitors would ask for candy. However, there would be only one thing to watch out for. Always check the date of expiration on chocolates and candies at the dollar store. 

Chocolate And Candy

Chocolate And Candy

Notebooks

Notebooks were not exactly pricey, but when we decided to visit the superstore, the price would eventually add up. Instead of paying 5 to 10 dollars for each one, we could quickly drop by the dollar store. It would be efficient when we needed anything to write on. 

Notebooks

Notebooks

Storage Containers

For all of your organization’s freaks, this place would be a wonderland. To suit your requirements, you could get storage containers in various colors, sizes, and prices. It would surely help you keep your house as clean and organized as possible because you wouldn’t have to spend a lot of money.

Storage Containers

Storage Containers

Mugs And Glasses

Like bowls and vases, the dollar store’s glasses and mugs would do the trick. Another upside to this is that you could purchase any number of mugs and glasses you would need without purchasing a complete collection and set. And it would not hurt so much in case we accidentally broke them.

Mugs And Glasses

Mugs And Glasses

Seasonal Décor

You would be shocked to see just how broad the dollar store’s range of decorations was. You could get scarecrows, Easter bunny statues, Santa figures, and a whole lot more. If you wanted to make your home look festive without compromising your bank account, this would be a smart idea.

Seasonal Decor

Seasonal Decor

Dishware

Most people would prefer to have simple and serviceable dishware, which is why buying these from the dollar store would be reasonable for you. There would be no need to buy the complete set because we could buy them apiece. Also, clumsy children and college students often appear to break these dishes.

Dishware

Dishware

Tote Bags

Have you arrived at that stage in life when you started to think about the world and your effect on it? If so, you must be a huge fan of bags that were reusable. We can do our planet earth a favor by buying inexpensive polyester totes and using them when we decided to go shopping instead of plastic bags.

Tote Bags

Tote Bags

Reading Glasses

Reading glasses from the dollar store could improve our vision, just as well as the expensive ones. There would be no need to fork out hundreds of dollars for a pair of glasses when we could obtain one for a relatively small amount.

Reading Glasses

Reading Glasses

Wrapping Paper, Gift Bags, Boxes

So, let’s be real here. The wrapping paper, gift bags, and boxes would end up in the garbage can when they have done their work and served their purpose. There would be no need to waste your hard-earned money for extravagant gift wraps.

Wrapping Paper, Gift Bags, Boxes

Wrapping Paper, Gift Bags, Boxes

Deodorant

Now would be the time for us to talk about the dollar store things that you should NEVER purchase. These stores have antiperspirant and deodorant for sale, but you should always check the size before making the purchase. There would be a reasonably good chance you would find a bigger version for not very much at the pharmacy.

Deodorant

Deodorant

Toys

Dollar store toys would be perfect if the items would not be used all that much. Do not expect them, however, to live long when they are going to be used daily. It would be best if you were cautious with the dollar-store-bought toys because pieces were likely to come loose and turn into a choking hazard. Nobody would want to put their babies at risk. 

Toys

Toys

Tools

Being able to purchase cheap tools is perfect when you find yourself in an emergency. Yet, it would still be worth investing more on these items. We would rather have pieces of equipment that would last you at least a couple of years.

Tools

Tools

Batteries

Since they are usually poorly made, the batteries you would find in dollar stores could wear out quickly. Modern formulations were not used by many of them. It would also be likely for them to leak. It would be safer to go with brand names instead of the dollar stores when talking about batteries.

Batteries

Batteries

Knives

If you need something temporary and not that helpful, please purchase your knives from the dollar store. They would also do well for the occasional camping trip, but by investing in good knives instead, you would save yourself from a great deal of anger. Believe us, and you would be glad that you didn’t purchase them at the dollar stores. 

Knives

Knives

Earbuds, Headphones

The appeal of those headphones that go for a buck or two was obvious. However, it would be best if you realized that the earbuds and headphones from the dollar stores have low sound. What you could do is to get a decent pair at a major store for 10 to 20 dollars. These products are going to last much longer for you than the cheap ones!

Earbuds, Headphones

Earbuds, Headphones

USB Chargers

Are you in the market for cheap chargers that don’t have the TLC they need for your devices? If so, go ahead and buy the dollar store’s USB chargers! However, if you wish to charge your smartphones and tablets to the fullest, you would be sadly disappointed. Those chargers either do not have enough juice or charge them at a much slower speed for your devices.

USB Chargers

USB Chargers

HDMI Cables

Reasonably enough, many places charge unethical rates for HDMI cables. We were not shocked to discover that many people were inclined to save a lot of money by going to the dollar store instead. Indeed, they are much cheaper but remember the fact that they are more likely to break up. Online shops would be the perfect way to get them. If you could take the initiative and look for them, there are reasonable offers online.

HDMI Cables

HDMI Cables

Plastic Cooking Utensils

Cooking indeed was a part of our daily life, and we might be tempted to buy utensils at the dollar store. The Las Vegas Review-Journal had revealed that chemical products containing plastic utensils contribute to health problems. Even if they were pricier, it should be enough reason for you to purchase stainless steel utensils.

Plastic Cooking Utensils

Plastic Cooking Utensils

School Supplies

By any chance, were you looking for post-its that don’t stick? Or you probably needed leaky pens. The dollar store’s stationery section would be great for you. Some school supplies were of decent quality at these stores. Nevertheless, the Las Vegas Review-Journal said that you are better off using the bulk quantity options that major stores have when selling. It would be a cheaper way to save your money on supplies for school.

School Supplies

School Supplies

Double-Sided Tape

At the dollar store, you could get 130 inches of the double-sided tape at a cheaper price. It was true that it might be shorter than the $4.70 450-inch tape available at Staples, but it would still be 1/5 percent cheaper per inch.

 

Double Sides Tape

Double Sides Tape

Cotton Swabs

Why would you bother wasting your cash on CVS cotton swabs when you get the same thing at the dollar store! A box of 170 swabs was typically sold at CVS for $2.79, and that kind of price would just be stealing your money. It may not be the exact brand of Q-tips, but there are subtle distinctions.

Cotton Swabs

Cotton Swabs

Paper Clips

You could buy a pack of 100 vinyl-coated colored paper clips at the dollar store for just a dollar instead of just 60 pieces at Office Depot for $2.49. Obtain more and pay less? Oh, how could you say no to the dollar store?

Paper Clips

Paper Clips

Clay Flower Pots

Flower pots would be a fun and imaginative way for us to spend our time. Buy a couple of clay flower pots, decorate them, and get ready to bring your flowers inside. Pots would make it the perfect gift, and we could buy the same pot for $3.97 at Lowes!

Clay Flower Pots

Clay Flower Pots

Holiday Decorations

A new holiday season meant new decorations were lining the aisles. There would be seasonal decorations to brighten offices, and there would always be fun and inexpensive presents for young children. You could splurge at the dollar store, with deals you couldn’t beat.

 

Holiday Decorations

Holiday Decorations

Mailing Labels

treat yourself to a box of 10 mailing labels At the dollar store. With “to” and “from” written on mailing labels, perhaps the only place where we had seen this kind at the post office. Take note that those were overpriced.

Mailing Labels

Mailing Labels

Shaving Cream

Why pay $2.99 at CVS if at the dollar store you could buy the same product? In the dollar shop, you could also find pricey holistic expectorants. Make sure you stack your boxes against them!

Shaving Cream

Shaving Cream

Advil

The drug store’s tiny packets of Advil were often absurdly costly. Your headache could be so bad sometimes that you don’t care about spending the cash. But instead, you can run down to the dollar tree and get a three 2-count pack just for a dollar.

Advil

Advil

Balloons

How long did these holiday displays last anyway? You usually got rid of balloons after a day or two anyway, so why invest more than you need. Often you can also get double the amount for half the price at the dollar store.

Balloons

Balloons

Band-aids

We would advise everyone to sacrifice the brand names and save yourself 50 percent from buying these first aid essentials at the dollar store. It would be because they work just as well, and the affordable band-aids would do the trick and won’t cost you a lot.

Band Aids

Band-Aids

Pint Glasses

For just a dollar, you can stock yourself up with as many pint glasses as you wanted, and they would be like the ones sold in bars. It would not hurt when they accidentally got broken, and you won’t be stressed out.

Pint Glasses

Pint Glasses

Board Games

Puzzles and board games for children were best bought at the dollar store. They have a range of tabletop games for just a dollar. We could not fathom how it could even be possible! You could also find licensed goods Like Disney. 

Board Games

Board Games

Bobby Pins

Why would you want to spend money when you were going to repurchase them? These tiny hair accessories always got lost and missing. With the dollar tree, you could stock up on a 72-pack of these bobby pins for just a dollar.

Bobby Pins

Bobby Pins

Bread

The blog Krazy Coupon Lady’s makers discovered that Oroweat bread could be bought at the dollar store for more than a third of what is charged at the standard grocery store! l Now, this was something you probably often purchase, so wouldn’t it be awesome how you could now purchase it for just a dollar?

Bread

Bread

Cleaning Supplies

Cleaning products that could be bought from supermarkets could be so overpriced that it could make you want to tear your hair out. For more than half the price, you would find luxurious and famous brands like Tide and Clorox at the dollar store.

Cleaning Supplies

Cleaning Supplies

Cookie Sheets

The crazy craft lady blogger also claimed that she got her cookie sheets at her local dollar store, so we believe her! They could be used for DIY projects and even used for other kitchen products, including a magnetic board.

Cookie Sheets

Cookie Sheets

Index Cards

If you were a mother, you realized how much your children go through a pack of index cards during the exam season. One hundred cards were just 50 cents at the Dollar store! If you preferred to buy in bulk, you could also stock up on 12 packs for six dollars.

Index Cards

Index Cards

Flashlight

This item might not be of the highest quality, but these mini flashlights could be convenient if the power happened to go out. They even came with a keychain hook and could be considered a fashion style. They were also super cheap, so why not.

Flashlight

Flashlight

Flip Flops

The dollar stores were always on the lookout for super-cheap shoes. These flip flops could be used in college dorm room showers, camp showers, around the home, or to the beach. Customers claimed they had great quality and have lasted for years.

 

Flip Flops

Flip Flops

Permanent Markers

Ditch the name brand and get a four-marker pack for the price of just one. The output of the permanent markers from the dollar store would be the same as the branded ones. The only difference would be that you would not take so much money out of your wallet.

Permanent Marker

Permanent Markers

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