Dos and Don'ts of Dollar Store Shopping

Find out what’s worth purchasing at the dollar store — and what you should avoid.

Dos and Don'ts of Dollar Store Shopping

Not every purchase at the dollar store is worth the deep discount. Cleaners, plastic containers, and other items available at the dollar store can be accompanied by harmful chemicals. Other budget products aren’t actually saving you any additional money. Find out what to avoid and what's safe to purchase at a deep discount.

Cleaning Supplies

Avoid discounted household cleaners that are made with a toxic soup of chemicals. Instead, buy all-natural cleaning agents, such as vinegar, baking soda, cornstarch and microfiber clothes. Tip: Dampen the microfiber cloths before wiping down furniture and knickknacks — that way, you can avoid using harsh chemicals and also reduce the amount of dust flying around.

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