Life Hack Monday: get these 7 things at the Dollar Store

January 14, 2019


Every little town seems to have a Dollar Store these days.  While I do not do all my shopping there, these 6 items are ideal to pick up when you're at the Dollar Store:


Greeting Cards and Gift Wrap

Don’t expect Hallmark’s complete line to show up here, but you can expect first-quality greeting cards for just about every occasion.  This is my go-to source for greeting cards that I know will be opened, enjoyed for the moment and tossed. 


Nothing wrong with that, but I sure don’t want to spend $5.99 (or more!) for a disposable card when I can get it for a buck. 


A dollar store is the best place to buy gift bags and gift wrap for a fraction of the cost of traditional stores.  And why not?  The gift bags and all that gift wrap are going to end up in the trash in just the time it takes to rip open the gift.   So who needs super, high-end quality for disposable gift wrap?  Dollar store quality is plenty good, and cheap to boot. 


Gift bags and wrapping paper are my favorite examples of matching quality with need.


Paper Goods

Paper plates, cups, disposable tablecloths, plastic cutlery, balloons, and even theater-size boxes of candy—if you need it for a party and don’t need it to last for more than a few hours, the dollar store is the place to go.


Beauty and Personal Care

Get ready to be blown away by all the shampoo, deodorant, shaving cream, soap, body wash, razors, hair accessories, hair care gear, bandages, and personal care items in the typical dollar store.


You may not see a lot of name brands—but then again you might, depending on the day.


As for unknown brands, check the ingredients. It may be junk or you just might find products that are similar if not the same as the more pricey options you’re used to.


Containers to Get Organized

Why pay $3.99 each for plastic shoe boxes with lids to organize drawers and closets when you can get them for a buck at the dollar store?


Dollar stores are notorious for their containers, bins, boxes and organizational helpers.


Having a Garage Sale or need to sell a car? Dollar stores are the place to find ready-made plastic signs for posting. Just use a marker to fill in your specific information in the spaces provided and you’re set.


Reading Glasses

Yep, you’ll find them too, at a dollar store. Probably not a huge selection, but you’re sure to find at least a couple of options that fit and in the magnification strength you need. And when you do, grab a few pairs because you know how easy it is to misplace reading glasses.


Cleaning Supplies

Look on the shelves of the cleaning aisle at any dollar store and you’ll find lots of off-brand bleach, cleansers, dish soap, laundry detergent, stain treatments, toilet cleaners, glass and mirror cleaners, too. And don’t be shocked to find an occasional name-brand in the lot. Look for microfiber cloths, sponges and scrub brushes and other equipment as well.


Happy shopping!


xoxo Lady Katherine 

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