Frugal Chat #4
Who shops at the Dollarstore???
#1.What are some of your favorite things to buy?
#2. What are some things NOT to get from the Dollarstore?
Well I am going to jump right in and tell you that I love everything I can find at the dollarstore. Sometimes things that are meant for a certain item is much better used for something different. For example: You have to check the containers there good because sometimes the plastic is super cheap, other times the lids don’t stay on properly, if you can check that there without ripping the packaging then I would suggest doing that, but instead of using those containers for food, you can use them for non-food items such as jewelry, crafts and much more.
Here’s a list of my favorite things that you can usually easily find at the dollarama (its our only dollar store around)
- Storage .. Anything from plastic Bins to pop up Containers to Baskets and Boxes.. SO many possibilities
- Electronic chargers, holders and even movies (when there’s good cartoons)
- Snacks and Candy and sometimes the baking products
- Stickers, Crafts and paper. I also love their choice of pens and pencils.
- garbage bags
- Lysol spray
- Sandwich bags, freezer bags and snack bags, foil and more
- Coffee Filters
- Some Toys
- Birthday, Graduation and Sympathy Cards
- Birthday supplies
- Auto stuff like cleaners, gadgets and smelly things
- Bulbs for the nightlight
- Parchment Paper
- Different holiday decorations (you gotta watch it to make sure its good but most of it is)
- First aid products
- Hair Brushes and Hair Elastics
- Spatulas and those type of kitchen gadgets
- Cleaners and when they have the Ivory dish soap I get it there
- I bought my plates and bowls from there. They last awhile before they started chipping
- and SO much more
As you can see, I like shopping at the dollarama. Some of the things that I noticed that I did not like were
- Certain chocolates (aside from the brand names)
- Certain food storage containers
- Certain Toys are very cheaply made and break almost instantly
- Other then that I can’t really think of anything that I don’t like from there. I love almost everything.
I would love to hear what YOU buy and what you don’t like so much from your dollar store!!!!!
I hope you enjoyed this list and please feel free to add your own ideas in the comments below and I would be more than happy to add them to the list 🙂
Disclosure: I had the help of some awesome people to conduct these lists. I have a group where we discuss frugal topics and from that I am able to make these wonderful and informative blog posts. So thank you to everyone in our group