1. Seasonal Items
Dollar Tree is now my go to place for seasonal items. I found princess Valentines for my girls’ school parties this year. They also have tons of cute St. Patricks Day and Easter stuff right now. They even have stuff like socks and scarves in holiday prints. 2. Gift Wrap and Party Supplies
I will never buy gift wrap, cups, plates, forks, plastic tablecloths, napkins or even cards anywhere else now. You can’t beat $1 and they have a great selection. 3. Office Supplies
There is a huge selection of pens, pencils, tape, staples and anything you could want. We always get our security envelopes there, you can get a pack of 40 and my girls love to play with them. 4. Cleaning Products
I’ve had pretty good success with Dollar Tree’s cleaning supplies. We love their carpet stain cleaner and I just recently purchased dusting spray. They don’t have a very big selection of all natural products, but for heavy duty jobs when you can’t get away with homemade or all natural, hit up Dollar Tree! 5. Nature’s Own Bread
This is super random, but probably one of my favorite Dollar Tree finds is Nature’s Own bread. We buy the 100% whole wheat variety (it has no high fructose corn syrup). It easily sells for $3 at the grocery store! I usually stock up and store them in the freezer. It’s one of the best deals out there! 5. Craft Supplies
You would be surprised at how many craft supplies Dollar Tree now carries. From marbles and stones to moss and floral wire..and every time I’m there they have something new. I always check there first when I’m planning out a craft project. And there are TONS of faux flowers to choose from. Most of them are pretty cheapy looking, but there are some cute options. 6. Coloring Books
I have bought coloring books for my kids from Dollar Tree for years. They have all of the Disney characters as well as ones that are more educational. They also have little workbooks and flashcards. I will never buy a coloring book for more than $1 again! 7. Kitchen Tools This is another one that I have either just overlooked or they have just been getting more in their stores, but I have had a lot of success with finding high quality kitchen tools at Dollar Tree. I have purchased mixing bowls, spatulas and measuring cups and they have all held up great. I’m not sure how awesome their knives or cookie trays are, but the smaller tools seem to be a great deal. 8. Kids Socks Now, I will be the first to admit that the socks aren’t the best quality. But when my kids lose their socks constantly, I can justify buying them a new pair when they are only $1. Actually they come in 2 packs and the colors and patterns are pretty cute. I have tried the adult socks and I wasn’t a fan. 9. Magic Erasers
I felt like these needed their own category. The Dollar Tree magic erasers are amazing. I use them for everything and they are such a good deal. I have tried the name brand kind for $3 each and these are just as good. 10. Organizers
I saved the best for last. Nothing beats Dollar Tree’s organizing section. Now, they do sell out of stuff really fast so sometimes it seems picked over but if you are there on a lucky day, you will find baskets, bins, crates and anything you can think of in super cute colors. They hold up great and a lot of the smaller items come in 2 or 4 packs. I love their shallow baskets for drawer organizers and the larger bins and baskets for closets. I’m hoping to reorganize my kitchen cabinets and plan to hit up Dollar Tree for all of my organizing needs! I recently used dollar tree bins to organize my laundry room. Also, my entire hallway closet was revamped with dollar tree containers for less than $20!Ok, so what do I NOT buy from Dollar Tree? 1. Makeup. I have tried on a few occassions to get some of their name brand nail polishes or other things (they carry Sally Hansen, Milani and Mabelline to name a few) and the quality just wasn’t there. I don’t know if these companies are selling cheaper products at Dollar Tree or what, but don’t waste your money. 2. Toys. I have been trying to get away with having junky toys all over the house that just get thrown out in a few days. Dollar Tree toys are great for long car rides or party favors, but that is about it. You aren’t going to find quality and long lasting toys here. 3. Crayons. I have tried out the crayons so many times and every time they are terrible. I always want it to be a great deal, but it’s a waste of money. The markers aren’t that bad but not great. 4. Food. Unless it’s name brand like the Nature’s Own bread, I wouldn’t risk it with their food. I have purchased a few things and it just was not good quality. I will probably be back in the future with more Dollar Tree favorites. Every time I’m there, I seem to find more amazing finds. One tip is if it’s something seasonal, snatch it up before it goes away. Things seem to sell out fast and they don’t always replenish their supply with more. Good luck!
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