50 Things You Should Always Buy at the Dollar Store

Hizkiail - May 29, 2021
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31. Pregnancy Test

When family planning, at-home tests can get pricey. Dollar stores across the country offer more affordable options for those who are testing more often. One tip from the Good Housekeeping Institute: Make sure you follow the instructions closely and always confirm your pregnancy with a blood test from a doctor.

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32. Readers

If you’re constantly misplacing your glasses, get a back up or two. Fashion frames from the Dollar Tree go for just a buck.

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33. Rubber Cleaning Gloves

Protecting your hands from harsh cleaning chemicals can cost up to 15 times more at popular retailers. Opt for the cheaper version, available at dollar stores across the country, instead.

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34. Sandwich Bags

These lunch essentials cost nearly a third less at dollar stores compared to other retailers. Plus, Dollar Tree is known to carry popular brands like Glad and Hefty.

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35. Seasonal Decor

For decorative items that will only be on display for a few months out of the year, it’s not worth shelling out the big bucks. Instead, shop the Dollar Tree’s discounted selection of wreaths, florals, garland and more.

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36. Socks

So you’ll always have a matching pair, no matter how close to laundry day it gets.

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37. Spices

For what you’re currently paying at the grocery store, you could be getting two to three times as many spices at Dollar Tree.

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38. Sponges

If you follow our recommendation for ditching your sponge every two to three weeks, you likely won’t want to overspend on them. Dollar General offers a six-pack for just a buck, meaning you’ll pay less than 13 cents a piece.

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39. Stationary

For notebooks and other paper products, you could be paying up to nine times the price at supply stores. Instead, opt for pads from the Dollar Tree. You’ll save some cash and will barely notice a difference in quality.

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40. Teaching Supplies

Teachers know that prepping for the school year can get expensive. Dollar General offers popular supplies like pencils, calculators and sticky notes in bulk so she can stock up for the whole class.

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41. Aluminium Foil

Even though you’re getting less than when you buy at the grocery store, Bargain Babe says the price per inch is still cheaper at her local dollar store.

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42. Toothbrushes

For guests and after sicknesses, Dollar Tree offers name-brand brushes like Colgate for nearly a third of the price of others.

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43. Wrapping Paper

Dollar Tree offers bulk packaging of 48 rolls of assorted wrapping paper for $48, so you’ll be set for the whole year.

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44. Vases

Instead of paying top dollar for a new vases every time you get a bouquet, opt for these cheaper options from Dollar Tree instead. They’re simplistic in design, but the flowers are what people are looking at anyway.

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45. White T-Shirts

For tie-dying and other DIY projects, Dollar General offers a three-pack of Hanes crew neck t-shirts for a third less than competitors.

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46. Brooms and Dust Pans

Stock up on these cleaning essentials for just $1 each at stores like Dollar Tree compared to paying up to $15 elsewhere.

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47. DIY Party Favors

For weddings, baby showers and more, Dollar Tree offers DIY supplies — plus ideas— for just a buck each.

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48. Beach Toys

If you’re planning a vacation, hit up the dollar store beforehand. Their cheap prices will save you more on buckets, shovels and more than the shops in beach towns.

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49. Candy

Everyone knows to stock up before hitting up the movie theater. But did you know dollar store prices are up to a third less that drugstores? So, you’ll save even more before the show.

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50. Hair Elastics

When you pay $2 less than what you’d typically at the drugstore, you won’t feel as bad when you miraculously lose all of your hair ties.

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