Almost everyone has a dollar store in their neighborhood, and if you've shopped in one, you've probably noticed that the quality of the products they stock can vary. If you know what to look for though, you can get good quality items (and often the same brands you normally buy) at a tremendous savings!
Here are some my favorite things to buy at the dollar store:
Cleaning supplies, like window cleaner, sponges, scrub brushes, mops, brooms, "Swiffer" cloths,etc.
Drugstore items - I often find name brand deodorant, kids' shampoos, toothpaste, and more. It's very hit and miss as to what you'll find, but always worth a look.
Party supplies like gift bags, wrapping paper, tissue paper, paper plates and utensils, and related supplies.
Greeting cards, note cards, thank-you notes, etc.
Kids' party supplies, favors, and decorations
Umbrellas -- I don't know if the umbrellas sold at the dollar stores are very high-quality, but I seem to break or lose them no matter how much they cost.
Office and school supplies, like paper clips, sticky notes, legal pads, tape, rulers, and more.
Seasonal items like Christmas wrapping paper, ribbons and bows, stockings, Easter baskets, Halloween decorations, etc.
Is your list different? Leave a comment below, and let me know what you like to buy at the dollar store.
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