What To Buy And What Not To Buy At The Dollar Store

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Almost everyone that I know loves to make a trip to the Dollar Store.  Who does not like to walk into a store with only a few dollars and walk out with an entire bag of items?  However the downside is that the quality of the items you have purchased may or may not be the quality you are looking for.  Here are some items that you may want to avoid buying and others that are a good deal to buy.


Things To Buy At The Dollar Store


Wrapping Paper, Cards, Party Supplies

When you are shopping for wrapping paper, greeting cards and party supplies it can often be heartbreaking because you spend a lot money on these items to only have them thrown away in the end.  By purchasing these items at the dollar store you will find that it is about seventy five percent less expensive and will probably have the same quality as the items you would purchase elsewhere for a higher dollar amount.

Reusable Plastic Containers

Another good buy at the dollar store is that of reusable plastic containers.  These can be from a number of different brands including Betty Crocker, Ziploc or Rubbermaid just to name a few.  The selection at each dollar store may not be the greatest but you will find that you will get many more containers for you money here rather than other stores.

Kids Activities

If you are looking for a good deal when it comes to activities to keep the kids busy you will find that the dollar store is the best place.  You can find anything from color books to playdoh to craft kits as well.  The good thing here is that they will not break the bank.

Decorations For The Holidays

If you are looking to decorate you home for any holiday that is out there you will be able to find the decorations you need at the dollar store.  Your local dollar store will always seem to have decorations to fit your budget as well as your decorating ideas and most people will not even need to know that you purchased them at the dollar store.


Things Not To Buy At The Dollar Store


Anything With A Plug

If you are interested in purchasing an item from the dollar store and it has a plug you should probably think twice about the purchase.  There is no way that you will know if these items have met the safety requirements.

Food Storage Bags, Aluminum Foil, Plastic Wrap

If you are looking for a deal when it comes to items you use in the kitchen such as food storage bags, aluminum foil and plastic wrap you will not find this at the dollar store.  You will find these items but if you purchase them you will likely be disappointed in the quality of the product.


If you are thinking about purchasing a toy for your child at the dollar store you might want to think again.  The toys that are usually found in these stores are very low quality and may not meet the safety regulations.  They can put your child at risk and who wants to do that just to save a few dollars.

As someone who is always looking for a way to save money I will be the first to tell you that there are good deals to be had while shopping at the dollar store but you should be careful to learn what the good deals are.  If you follow these tips above as to what to buy and what not to buy you will learn the tricks of shopping at the neighborhood dollar store.

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