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Life hacks at Dollar Tree and other dollar stores

Shopping at dollar stores can help families not break the bank.

NORFOLK, Va. — When money is tight, dollar stores have a lot to offer that can help families not break the bank.

The dollar store can be a great place to purchase everyday items at a discount price.

Kaleigh Painter is Manager, Investor and Media Relations for Chesapeake-based "Dollar Tree". Painter emailed 13NewsNow product information about the company's recommended top five "everyday" items customers can find at their store.

You can find dinnerware and charger plates. Set the table for your next meal with the gorgeous Gold Rim Dinnerware.  It looks great for a casual gathering at your breakfast table, or add some Gold charger plates and dress up your table for a celebration, even for Thanksgiving dinner.  Each item is only $1.

Shoppers can also find different cell phone accessories. If you are spending more than a dollar for your cell phone accessories, you are spending too much.  Dollar Tree has phone cases, chargers and earbuds.  They even have glass screen protectors.  

The discount store also offers Hallmark cards. Dollar Tree has two brands of Hallmark cards for every occasion.  Heartline, a Hallmark Company, priced at, they're priced at two for one dollar and Expressions from Hallmark priced at a dollar each.  They are all the same quality you find in a card shop, but at a better price.

If you have trouble reading small print and need glasses to help, you can grab a pair at the discount store. Dollar Tree has reading glasses in varying strengths for just a dollar each.  They have the basic black and wire styles and they even have fashionable styles and colors.  

If you're hosting a party, you can get everything you need at Dollar Tree and save a lot of money.  They have plastic table covers, plates, napkins and cutlery in any color to match your theme.  They also have party favors, streamers and decorations.  

13NewsNow Anchor Nicole Livas posted a ballon she bought at Dollar Tree that lasted a long time. She asked her Facebook followers which dollar store deals are the best.

Samantha said, "Any crafting items."

Deann Hiatte wrote, "Stuffed squeaky dog toys."

Tiffany McFadden said, "Ibuprofen and Boston baked beans. LOL"

Illek Samoht wrote, "Books."

Linda Smith posted, "The coconut snacks in the bag."

Carlinda Hammonds wrote, "The real honey graham crackers."

Tamara Evette Cuffee-Johnson said, "Greeting cards!"

Lorraine Simpson posted, "Ballons.

Dollar Tree's Kaleigh Painter says to make sure you remember them for your holiday items this season.