It's probably no secret by now that I love the dollar store. You might have even caught my article a few weeks ago where I tried some dollar store hacks.

But not everything you buy at the dollar store is a winner. While it might be my go-to place for 75% of the things I buy, I'm certainly not going there for everything.

I took a look at a couple of blogs, and it turns out that they seem to agree. Let's see what the verdict is, okay?!

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1. DON'T BUY: Garbage Bags

Raining Hot Coupons has found that garbage bags from the dollar store tend to rip really easily. And I'm going to have to agree there! I like to buy my garbage bags in bulk from Costco.

2. DO BUY: Hair Accessories And Headbands

Like Raining Hot Coupons, the dollar store is my go-to place to get hair accessories, especially headbands. Any time I'm doing a DIY that involves a headband, you'll find me at the dollar store before anywhere else.

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3. DO BUY: Disposable Dining Supplies

Whenever I'm having an informal party, the dollar store is definitely where I find all of my dining supplies. I definitely agree with Her Happy Home on this one.

4. BE WARY: Candles

I've never actually bought candles from the dollar store, but it seems like most people agree with A Spark Of Creativity on this one. The candles often smell great in the store, but not so great once you light them.

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5. DON'T BUY: Brooms

While I've actually had some luck with dollar store brooms, A Spark Of Creativity (and some other bloggers) have said that the ones from Dollar Tree aren't so great and often break.

6. DON'T BUY: Pet Food

Like some of their fellow bloggers, Prudent Penny Pincher doesn't recommend buying pet food at the dollar store. Apparently you can actually get it for much cheaper elsewhere!

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7. DO BUY: Seasonal Decor 

I am always on the hunt for seasonal decor at the dollar store. 

Sometimes I use it as is, and sometimes I use it to DIY like Persialou did here!

And because it's so cheap, you don't have to feel bad about destroying it to turn it into something new.

That's honestly why I love the dollar store so much.

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8. DO BUY: Brand Name Makeup

I like to browse the beauty aisle at the dollar store because sometimes there are some solid gems. Krazy Coupon Lady says to pick up any brand name beauty products that you love!

9. DO BUY: Greeting Cards

I've been buying greeting cards at the dollar store for as long as I can remember, just like Her Happy Home. They might not be Hallmark quality, but they certainly do the trick.

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10. DON'T BUY: Knockoff Drinks

You've seen them, the knockoff snack brands that try and pass themselves off as the real deal. Prudent Penny Pincher hates the way the Dollar Tree soda tastes and wouldn't recommend it.

Me neither, tbh.

11. BE WARY: Cleaning Supplies

I've definitely fallen for this one. While the price might seem great for cleaning supplies, Prudent Penny Pincher reminds us that size varies on these supplies compared to other stores!

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12. DO BUY: Party Decor

12. DO BUY: Party Decor
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If you aren't buying your party decor at the dollar store, then you're probably wasting some money! I only buy latex balloons at the dollar store!

13. DO BUY: Pregnancy Tests

Some people might think this is silly, but so many bloggers recommended this, so I believe it. Kimber's Great Scott recommends stocking up on these if you're trying to conceive. If you want to double-check a result, then go spend the big bucks on a fancy one.

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14. DON'T BUY: Toilet Paper

Honestly, every time I've ever bought toilet paper from the dollar store it was because I was in a rush and desperate. Like Man On A Dime, I don't recommend it.

15. DON'T BUY: Scissors

15. DON'T BUY: Scissors
Pixabay |  Monfocus

I love buying craft supplies from the dollar store, but their scissors just aren't great. I've bought quite a few pairs that end up dull pretty quickly.

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16. DON'T BUY: Pool Goggles

16. DON'T BUY: Pool Goggles
Pixabay |  skeeze

While this dog might look cute, red eyes from chlorine is not. And that's probably what will happen if you get your pool goggles from the dollar store.

17. BE WARY: School Supplies

The dollar store is definitely a great spot for most school supplies. But, like How Does She, I've had some struggles with crayons in particular. The boxes I bought were basically two of each color. It was weird.

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18. DO BUY: Craft Supplies

18. DO BUY: Craft Supplies
Diply |  Victoria Stacey

Like I said before, I love buying craft supplies at the dollar store. It is definitely the first aisle I hit up whenever I'm there!

19. DO BUY: Things That Catch Your Eye

19. DO BUY: Things That Catch Your Eye
Diply |  Victoria Stacey

The one thing about the dollar store is that if you see something you like, it might not be there next time. Be open, and grab whatever catches your eye! Like this toy that I turned into a phone stand.

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20. DON'T BUY: Kid's Toys

20. DON'T BUY: Kid's Toys
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Must Have Mom doesn't like buying kid's toys from the dollar store, and I guess I can't blame her. They are cheaply made, meaning they break easily and could be a hazard for small children.

21. DO BUY: Kid's Flashlights

On the other hand, Kimber's Great Scott likes to buy flashlights at the dollar store for their kids. If they break, it's not a big deal!

Plus, how much do kids really use flashlights anyway? It's really just for fun!

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22. BE WARY: Batteries

Some bloggers love buying batteries from the dollar store, like Kimber's Great Scott. Others, not so much.

Me? It depends. If it's for my TV remote, sure. If it's for my camera? Probably not.

23. DO BUY: Bandages

The Krazy Coupon Lady likes to get bandages from the dollar store, and I'm with her. I've never had a problem with them because they work perfectly fine for me!

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