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.


Continue to avoid plastics in the kitchen section. Instead: Go for stainless-steel products, including utensils, pots, spatulas, pet bowls, travel coffee mugs, and more. Studies show that stainless steel is less likely to leach chemical components into food and water.

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