I find dollars stores to be rather handy for the thrifty minded shopper. I usually visit them about once a month or so to pick up various items. Not everything they carry is top quality but if you shop carefully you can find some pretty good things for a buck.
Some of the things I shop for routinely include:
Plastic food storage bags, wrap, aluminum foil & waxed paper
Plastic freezer containers
Storage bins and baskets
Name brand canned cat food, cat toys, pet dishes, etc.
Hair accessories, combs and brushes
Name brand tooth brushes, flossers, toothpaste and mouthwash
Name brand soaps, lotions, deodorant, etc.
Fabric softener, dryer sheets, cleaning supplies, dish soap, etc.
Candles and candle holders
Gift wrap, bows, ribbon and tissue paper
Holiday decorations and gift items
Quite often our neighborhood dollar store stocks quite a few grocery items that are not only a great value but also pretty good quality. The items I usually by are:
Pasta, lasagna noodles & rice
Sweet pickle relish, green olives, roasted red peppers, sundried tomatoes, etc.
Baking powder, marshmallow crème, graham cracker pie crusts, etc.
Spices, extracts, lemon juice & food coloring
Candies, gum, cookies, crackers & snacks
Ice cream bars
Through trial and error I've figured out what is good to buy and what is not so much. How about you? What items to you find to be of the greatest value?