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25 Things You Should Always Buy At The Dollar Store

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The dollar store is a staple errand on our list each week, thanks to to variety of products and the guaranteed low price. Whether you're planning a party or just need some household necessities, don't miss your chance to save a bundle of cash on the things you would be buying anyways, but just at a higher price point.

Some people believe that dollar stores only carry low-quality, generic brand items, but what a lot of people don't know is that there are a ton of hidden gems if you are willing to look. Many include popular brands that you may be paying twice the price for at drugstores.

So keep your eyes peeled because these items will save you a ton of cash by buying them at the dollar store.  

1. Cotton Swabs

These can get pricey when you buy them at the drugstore.

2. Paperclips

A handy tool to have around the house, at a price we can be happy with.

3. Plastic Cutlery and Plates

From a backyard BBQ to a road trip have everything you need on a budget you can afford.

4. Gift bags, Boxes and Wrapping Paper

Because it's what's inside the wrapping that counts.

5. Pregnancy Tests

You will be going to the doctor to confirm it anyways, why spend $10-15 for each test?

6. Aluminum Foil, Plastic Wrap and Plastic Bags

The cost of this stuff adds up! Save some money by visiting the dollar store.

7. Hair Accessories Including Elastics, Clips, Headbands And Hair Brushes

Because it's fun to switch up how you do your hair!

8. Socks

It's time to throw out those ones with holes in them.

9. Greeting Cards

You can still show how much you care without spending $5 on a card.

10. Toothpaste

This is motivation to brush your teeth!

11. Candy Bars

Skip the movie concession line and get your fill of your favorite sweets.

12. Party Decorations and Supplies

Because it's not a party without plates, banners, balloons and cheeky decor.

13. Seasonal Decorations

It sits in your basement for 11 months of the year anyways, so why waste the extra money?

14. Mugs and Glasses

Because they're something we all need in our kitchen.

15. Vases and Decorative Bowls

No one needs to know how much you spent on your decor!

16. Mailing and Shipping Labels

Saves your wallet when you get to the post office.

17. Shaving Cream

Because you'll pay at least double at the pharmacy for it.

18. Wash Cloths and Dish Towels

When it comes to cleaning, these prices won't ring out out to dry.

19. Picture Frames

It's not how much the frame costs it's the value of the picture inside of it.

20. Cleaning Supplies

You can find brand name cleaning supplies for a fraction of the cost.

21. Tissue Boxes

Don't worry about cold season putting a bug in your budget.

22. Scotch Tape

Because you should always have some of this handy.

23. Name Brand Cosmetics

Yup, you can find name brand cosmetics for only $1!

24. Kids Toys

Because most kids will play with it for 5 minutes whether it costs $1 or $10.

25. Trays and Containers

It's time to get organized on a reasonable budget.

What's your favorite thing to buy at the dollar store?