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8 Best-Value Items You Should Buy at Dollar Tree

Learn what to buy at the store where everything is really $1 or less.

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Customers enter Dollar Tree, an American chain of discount variety items for $1 or less.Trong Nguyen/Shutterstock

Dollar Tree is one of only a few dollar stores where everything is actually $1. That makes this gem of a store a must when you’re shopping for large family meals on a budget, or even need to stock up on everyday home items. Here are items you should start buying at the dollar store.

This is why we’re hooked on Dollar General, too.

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Flowers That Are Always in Bloom

Dollar Tree boasts some amazing finds for everyday decor at your house or even for a large event like a wedding—yes—we said wedding. You can find vases, artificial flowers, ribbons and more that will save you money and look gorgeous. Check out these flower arrangement tips straight from the pros.

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Quality Kitchen Utensils

If you are forever losing (or ruining) wooden spoons and spatulas, Dollar Tree has a large selection of kitchen tools that are good quality. You can even find Rubbermaid-brand items at many stores. These are the essential kitchen utensils everyone needs on hand.

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Thrifty Cleaning Supplies

Why spend a ton of money on sponges, rags, bleach or other cleaning supplies? You can pick these up—plus buckets and brooms—without breaking the bank. Check out our best budget-friendly cleaning tips.

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Holiday & Seasonal Items

Many Dollar Tree locations have a row or two dedicated to the holidays. You’ll find items like Valentine’s Day cards, stuffers for Easter baskets, Christmas wrapping paper and even awesome decorations for Halloween. If you’re curious, this is how dollar stores keep their prices so low.

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Office Supplies

Pick up pens, sticky notes, markers, highlighters, notebooks, index cards and envelopes at Dollar Tree. You’ll save money and stay organized, which is the best of both worlds. By the way, here’s what dollar store employees won’t tell you.

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Delicious Snacks

You might not know it, but many of your favorite snacks are staples at Dollar Tree. Chips and pretzels are always a great deal there and you can stock up on movie theater-sized candy. Yum! Make sure you know about all the best dollar store food buys, too.

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Fun Party Supplies

Hosting a party? Dollar Tree is easily the most cost-effective place to get the items you need. From plastic tablecloths and cutlery to kid-friendly decorations and gift wrap, they have everything. Dollar Tree is a go-to for box cake mix as well.

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Kids’ Classroom Stuff

If you’re a parent or a teacher, you know that things like crayons, stickers and notebooks add up. Dollar Tree has these items at a fraction of the cost of other stores. For teachers, they often have classroom decor, too.

Next, read up on the items you should skip at the dollar store.

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