10 Quick Fixes/Savings Using Dollar Store Items

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Dollar stores vary in what they sell, but the general stock is basically the same. Here are 10 quick fixes that you can do with dollar store items.

1- Hide/coat a screw/nail

Before the screw rusts, put a coat of nail polish on it. That will seal it from the weather. You can match the color by using a colored nail polish.

2- Label things

Using colored nail polish is a good way to mark keys so that you don’t have to fumble through them. Dollar stores also carry a good supply of stick on labels.

3- Keep screws from coming loose

When you have a screw that keeps coming loose. Putting a little clear nail polish on the threads will help lock the screw in place.

4- Get organized

Most dollar stores carry wire or plastic baskets. These baskets are great for organizing your kitchen cabinets, drawers, etc.

5- General repairs

I wouldn’t buy them for frequent use, if you’re doing something and it’s a one time thing, a screwdriver, spackle knife, etc from the dollar store will get you through.

6- Automotive supplies

I won’t deny that I bought a quart of oil from a dollar store once or twice in my time. Even more so, I have bought automotive cleaning supplies from the dollar stores. Why not? They do the job and the prices are less than in a auto supply store.

7- General house cleaning

Cleaning supplies at the supermarket are getting expensive. Most dollar stores carry brand names for less, if you don’t mind the off brands, you can save a lot more.

8- Decorations

People like to decorate according to the season or holiday. Dollar stores carry a good selection of little things to help bring the spirit of the season or holiday into your home at a discounted price.

9- Having a party?

Party decorations can get expensive at party supply stores. Dollar stores carry a wide variety of party supplies at a much lower price.

10- School supplies

For general supplies like books, pencils, etc., dollar stores carry a good range of items at discount prices.

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