The electrical cords available at the Dollar Store may be cheap, but there’s a reason for that. They’re usually not of the highest quality and could be more likely to break, causing a fire hazard.
So, just to be safe, you should stick to buying electrical cords from reputable retailers and make sure they always have the CSA sticker of approval.
Wind Chimes and Outdoor Decor
We're always looking for ways to make our house a little homier, and that usually happens through small details and decor. Whether it's a beautiful wind chime or some dangly, mosaic hangings for the outdoor area, sometimes these pieces can have a higher price tag than we expected. Fortunately, you can find a beautiful variety at the Dollar Store!
So next time you visit the store, make sure to go to the 'Outdoor Decoration' section and browse away! You can get a lovely wind chime for under $5!
When it comes to buying electrical gadgets, you probably shouldn't skimp. And while there are extremely cheap power strips available at the Dollar Store, you should probably avoid them and go to a proper electrical supply shop.
After all, it can be very annoying to realize that the new power strip you bought isn't working, especially in the middle of a busy day when you need to plug in a million different things. Or even worse, if you buy a low-quality power strip, it might seriously harm your electronics.
If you shouldn't go for the cheaper option when it comes to electrical supplies, you definitely shouldn't skimp when it comes to electronics. Whether you're looking for a new laptop, iPad, cellphone, or any type of electronic device, you should always stick to name-brand stores. Or at least a general electronics store, and not the Dollar Store.
Electronics at the Dollar Store are most likely cheaper because they are made with lesser quality materials, which can cause the device to not function properly, and in worst cases, electrical fires.
Plastic wrap is one of those things you would surely think to buy at the Dollar Store. But don't. As tempting as it might be to buy a huge roll of plastic wrap for a dollar, just remember the quality likely equals the price.
And as we all know, there are few things more infuriating than perfectly covering something with plastic wrap just to have it rip right in the middle.