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.

Food Storage

Don't buy plastics at the dollar store — studies just aren't very conclusive about the safety of plastics, and it's better to be safe than sorry. It's certain that microwaving certain kinds of plastic can be toxic. Instead, purchase glass storage containers — mason jars are a particularly pretty way to store food.

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