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Are you currently looking to save some extra money on different household and everyday items? Did you know you can save thousands by shopping at the Dollar Store?
One of my hobbies is going to the Dollar Store to find the best deals and hacks that any person can use to stay on budget and save money.
I have always loved checking out the Dollar Store to find items for my house and to find fun things that will entertain my children. So, when I am not finding ways to make extra money I often check out deals at my local Dollar Stores.
By going to the Dollar Store for certain items I have been able to save around $200 a month which equals out to be $2,400 a year! After seeing how much we saved from picking up certain items from the Dollar store I decided to write a whole post on the top items that I get from there to save money.
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10 Things You Should Always Buy At The Dollar Store To Save A Ton Of Money
1. Birthday and Party Items
One of the main things I get from different dollar stores is party items for events. When I was pregnant with my first son I got a ton of decorations right from the dollar stores for his baby shower. I saved a lot of money on items that would have cost me much more from places such as Party City.
For his baby shower, I purchased items such as table cover sheet, plates, cups, eating utensils and more. I even got vases and flower table decorations to decorate the tables nicely.
The total budget came out to be around $50 for all my decorations and it was totally worth it. So currently if I am put together a party for my sons or a quick event I will go to the dollar store to pick up some party items. Some items and decorations you can get from the Dollar Store are:
- Gift bags
- Paper plates
- Table Sheet Cover
- Eating utensils
- Food containers
- Games items
2. Candy and Sweets
Do you have a major sweet tooth today or just looking for some candy for the party? If so you can totally get name brand candy right from dollar stores such as the Dollar Tree on a budget. When I had my son’s first birthday party I got candy from the dollar tree for the party bags to save $30+ bucks. After I got the candy I picked up some party bags and put the candy in the bags for the guest. Since I am not a huge candy person I don’t buy a ton but it does come in handy for party and events.
So, if you are having a party and want to save on the candy totally check out your local Dollar Tree and stock up on all the candy you want. Some of the brand of candy that my Dollar Store had in stock were
- M & M’s
- Tootsie’s Roll
3. Makeup & Beauty Products
Where are the makeup lovers at?
Did you know some of the top beauty gurus use makeup right from the dollar store?. I recently saw a video of a beauty blogger who used dollar store make-up and she looked flawless. The video was by a blogger named Raye and the video has over 1 million views so far. Talk about amazing.!
So, if I need to add to my makeup collection I pick up a few make-up items right from the Dollar Store to stay on budget.
So, if you are looking to stay on a budget with your makeup check out Raye’s video and see which make up items are the best to get from the Dollar store.
4. Cleaning supplies
If you are looking to stay on budget and keep your house clean you can totally pick up cleaning supplies right from a dollar store. I absolutely love getting cleaning supplies from the Dollar Store because they tend to always have a large stock of different items.
So, If I am on a budget I totally go to my local dollar tree and pick up cleaning items for my house. The awesome thing about picking up items from the Dollar tree is that they have name brand items such as Arm & Hammer, Dawn, Lysol and more.
I normally pick up items such as cleaning gloves, bleach, and floor cleaning soap. You can find a ton of cleaning supplies right at the dollar store for a low price.
5. Sandwich bags
My house always runs out of sandwich bags quick so it’s a huge plus that my local dollar tree has them in stock everytime I go there. My husband and I go to the Dollar Store to get a ton of sandwich bags and stock them up in my house. Since we go through sandwich bags so quickly it helps us stay ahead of the game.
So, if you have children in daycare or school you can totally get their sandwich bags for their lunches right from a dollar store and save a ton of money every month.
6. Hair Supplies
If you are looking for quick hair supplies such as ponytail holders, brushes, and combs you can totally grab them at your local store. I have gotten ponytail holders and other hair supplies right from my local Dollar Tree. I know first hand how expensive hair supplies can be so being able to save every now and then is a plus for me.
I would often spend so much money on hair products and accessories that I knew I needed to find ways to save in that area. In the past, I would go to different stores where the supplies cost more and buy a ton of items and my bill would be over $50 almost every single time. So, checking out what my local Dollar Stores have in accessories has helped me save and budget effectively.
7. Hand Soap
If you looking to buy hand soap on a budget you can check out any Dollar store for their collections of hand soap. From my local dollar store, I have found Dial and Soft Soap. I tend to buy Dial and it’s one of my favorite hand soaps to use at my house. It’s a great idea to pick a day out the month and go the Dollar store and get a ton of hand soap for the bathrooms in your home. Since they are only one dollar each you can get around 4 to 5 hand soaps per month and be all set. if you have children like me you probably go through a lot of hand soap throughout the day. (smiles)
So, if you’re looking to save money totally check out the different brands of hand soaps at your local dollar store.
8. Storage containers
Running low on storage containers? If so, check out Dollar stores such as the Dollar Tree or Dollar General to stock up on new storage bins for food. I love buying storage containers for food from the Dollar Store because they have so many to pick from and so many different colors.
I am currently on a journey to lose 20 lbs and the containers I got from my local Dollar Store have come to my rescue and helped me save so much time and money.
So, If you are meal prepping buying multiple food storage bins is a great way to get super organized. With my meal storage containers from the store, I map out all my meals for the week and store the bins in the fridge. You can also get some great deals on foil for freezing meals as well.
9. School and Office Supplies
Did you know you can find great school supplies right from the dollar store? Whatttt? Yes, you can and the quality is great too. You can also find great supplies for your office such as pens, pencils, notebooks, sticky notes, folders and more. I have gotten many supplies to help organize my office for my blog business. Oh! If you are looking to start a profitable blog but not sure how to start a blog click here! It’s a full tutorial on how I got this blog started and I how started making money.
I totally pick up pens, folders, and organizers right from the dollar tree and save a ton of money getting those items from there. So, if you are low on supplies for your children or even for yourself, check out the dollar store.
If you are going on a vacation or just want to stock up on personal on the go items you can find a ton of great items at the dollar store. I know a lot of people who buy their toothpaste right from the dollar store every month and save a great amount of money each year by doing so. Some of the items you can find are deodorants, mouthwash, cleaning soaps and more.
*Pro Tips: Buy the name brand items over the generic brands at the dollar store of toiletries.
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