If you're one of those people who holds their nose up against going to a 99cents store, I invite you to think otherwise. Honestly, I can't understand why someone would want to pay more for an item, knowing there is a cheaper priced one of the same exact item somewhere else.Keep your money in your bank account! Here are the things you should get from the dollar store.
Gift Wrapping Supplies
These should only be bought at a dollar store. You're giving these things away anyway, and there is no reason to pay 3, 4, 6+ dollars for the same items. Things like tissue paper, gift boxes, ribbons, gift bags, and wrapping paper are all here whether for Christmas time or Birthdays.
Birthday and wedding supplies
Need some table cloths, matching cups and plates or birthday banners or balloons? The dollar store is your go to. If you need to DIY some wedding centerpieces or decor, you can find a lot of videos online about how to do some easy and cheap decorations that look quality.
Anything you use to clean is here whether it's for windows or the tubs or the toilet, save some money by getting this gear at the dollar store
Junk and Candy
I'm not really a fan of junk food, but if you're having a party, your cheat meal, or a pregnancy craving or it's Halloween, get all the candy, cookies, and chips you need for cheap. This is also a great place to get tons of candy for cheap for a candy bar for your wedding or birthday party.
Your Kitchen Starter Kit
If you are moving on up and out and don't have any kitchen gear to your name, start here first. Things like cheese graters, can openers, colanders, and spatulas can all be found here.
Quick Fix Kits
If you're no handyman or woman, and you break something the one time or need to screw something in on your Ikea furniture, don't get an expensive tool kit you will literally never use. Just get your basic screw drivers and hammers, tape measurer, buckets, levels, paint rollers, etc. from the dollar store.
Toys for your young ones
Small children do not know the difference between the expensive department store toy, your dollar store toy, or a bunch of pots and pans you throw on the floor for them to play with. Get them some toys, stickers, coloring books, and games from the dollar store to occupy them during road trips, when they are bored, or for whenever that definitely won't break your bank. Also if they lose or break them, it's no big deal, they can be easily replaced.
These things are so ridiculously overpriced at major stores. Things like bobby pins, hair clips, hair ties, headbands, etc. cost only a dollar here.
Spring, summer, winter, fall themed items are here. Holiday items are here. Do not spend a ton for things you will only pull out a few or once a year. I don't remember the last time someone looked at my Christmas tree and wondered how much I spent for the ornaments. No one knows, or frankly cares so don't break the bank on seasonal items. In fact, like major stores, wait until the season is over, and you can snatch these items up usually for 50 cents or a quarter a piece.
The 99 cents store now has a bigger collection of crafting supplies like ribbon, tulle, hot glue, stickers, faux flowers, wreath rings, etc. and there are tons of tutorials on Youtube about how to make just about anything from there for cheap.
This is a definite for your young ones. They have tons of art supplies, notebooks, pens, pencils, cases, etc.