With the economy being the way it’s been, dollar stores have really upped the ante in the last year or so. What I used to think was a really gross way to get a bunch of crap has actually become a reasonable alternative for discerning and shrewd homemakers. I have really become a friend to Dollar General, and since a new one that has just opened within walking distance of my home, I have become a regular shopper. When I first decided to give them a chance, I was shocked that I have literally been throwing away money at Target and Publix for the exact same products available here for only a DOLLAR. Not only can you find lots of fun items for craft projects, but they have tons of other useful household and entertaining items for dirt cheap. I can’t have my readers wasting money, so here are five you should definitely start with. You’re welcome.