Five Dollar Tree must-haves and five to avoid, including a household item that’s “neither soft nor strong.”

DOLLAR Tree has become a haven for those looking to save money without sacrificing quality – but not every product is a winner.

The Dollar Store has a massive inventory that continues to grow, much to the delight of shoppers.

Maddi helped point out some items that aren't worth Dollar Tree's money


Maddi helped point out some items that aren’t worth Dollar Tree’s moneyPhoto credit: Tiktok
Wet wipes were among the items she recommended buying


Wet wipes were among the items she recommended buyingPhoto credit: Tiktok

As more items become available, there will be dedicated buyers willing to test them out and save the rest of us some frustration and money.

Maddi (@PeachyyMaddi) is constantly sharing her reviews on her TikTok.

With over 440,100 followers, she posts videos of all the good deals she finds, huge hauls and tips to make your life easier.

She recently posted a TikTok titled “Buy this not that, Dollar Tree Edition.”

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Maddi reviewed 11 items she found at the store, ranging from cleaning supplies to pet toys.

Since most things at Dollar Tree cost $1.25, it’s safe to assume that none of these products cost more.

Here’s a breakdown of their top picks and biggest mistakes.


First, Maddi held up a sponge with a long handle that can be filled with soap.

She said it’s much more durable than other sponges in the store that fall apart.

As an example of one of the weaker sponges, Maddi showed another sponge on a stem that was bright yellow and looked a bit like a pompom.

Then she showed off some glass mugs, which she said were her favorite for coffee.

Next, Maddi unveiled two shelves full of jars, saying they had “a million uses.”

Some of the jars were regular mason jars with a gold screw top lid, others were a bit more decorative with a stainless steel look lid.

The jars come in different sizes, making it easy to store everything you need.

Affectionately called the “Kool-Aid Cauldron” by Maddi, these giant jugs are perfect for any drink you’d like to make at home.

She turned to some glass watering balls that will water your plants so you don’t have to risk them dying.

She said they “technically” do the job, but that they’re “okay at best.”

Other items, like this toilet paper, didn't make it


Other items, like this toilet paper, didn’t make itPhoto credit: Tiktok


“There’s nothing strong or soft about this toilet paper,” she said as the camera panned to a four-pack of double-ply toilet paper.

People in the comments were quick to agree, saying, “I made the mistake of buying this TP, omg, never again!”

Instead, Maddi said, “The only thing you should consider in the paper department” is some wet wipes instead.

Regarding aluminum foil, Maddi said the longer the roll, the thinner the foil becomes.

The pet departments featured a range of colorful collars and toys for dogs and cats.

One commenter said the collars were a bit flimsy and broke within a week, while another said their cat loves the “fishing rod” toys.

Dollar Tree even had some cute Valentine’s themed toys.

Maddi also found some potty training pads for new pet owners.

Just in time for spring, Dollar Tree dropped an array of gardening tools, including spades, trowels, and larger shovels.

However, Maddi did mention that the handles for the shovels break off if they have a bit too much weight on them, so it’s probably best to save these for smaller gardening jobs.

Dollar Tree sells tons of scented and decorative candles, with special candles coming out around the holidays.

Because some of them are oddly shaped, Maddi warned that they burn “strangely” and unevenly, which could result in a waste of money.

Rather, she recommended getting something like the honeycomb candles, which burn a little more evenly.


It’s hard to believe you could get any lower prices at Dollar Tree, but there are ways to save even more money.

Though the store doesn’t have an app with coupons or a membership program, it does print physical coupons in its weekly ad.

Customers can cut out the coupons and also insert coupons from the manufacturer.

If you pair these offers with those of cashback apps like IBotta, you can sometimes get items for free.

TikToker and saver Brittony, savewithbritony, showed how to get the most bang for your buck using this method.

She posted a TikTok showing viewers how to take home seven free items using Checkout 51 and the app.

Brittony actually ended up getting $1.25 back on all the freebies.

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TaraSubramaniam is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. TaraSubramaniam joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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