Daiso has almost anything you need, from household products to storage space to stationery and food. Every time we go there, we always emerge with tonnes of stuff that we never planned on buying.
Boasting over 70,000 unique products and counting, it truly tempts us to deviate from our shopping list. To help you narrow down your options, here are 10 things from Daiso that are absolutely worth your S$2, and 10 not-so-worth-it products as well as their alternative recommendations.
Make-up brush cleaner
Tried and tested. Wash your make-up brushes and sponges in this formula and they will all come out squeaky clean in just a few minutes.
Always can’t seem to get the timing right to get the perfect egg? This egg timer will have your eggs cooked just the way you want them, every time. We personally use it, so we can vouch for how accurate and easy to use this egg timer is.
Simply set the egg and timer together in the same pot and let the egg boil. Once the timer’s indicator changes from pink to white, you can turn off the heat.
According to many shoppers, this mould remover spray is very effective in removing mould. Here are some before and after pictures posted by a Daiso fan:
A highly popular item that gets sold out quickly, this letter board can be used to elevate your home and add some pizzazz to your romantic stay-home date.
Aesthetic and can be used to hang multiple things in your room.
Stop crunching up newspapers and stuffing them in your shoes. For only $2, this shoe tree will keep your kicks in shape for a long time. In fact, this product is so amazing that one Facebook user even commented that he would “buy them all whenever I see a restock”.
We can never rave enough about storage boxes from Daiso. They’re cheap and can contain almost anything you like! This Daiso shopper even used one of these boxes to grow her plants – a creative touch.
Three items – chopping board, knife and peeler – for only $2? Say no more. It saves space, is small yet useful, and absolutely great for office pantry use.
Tried and tested. For only $2, you’ll get eight packets of delicious instant miso soup. Simply add hot water and enjoy!
Coffee can be an expensive hobby, so why not make it cheaper with products from Daiso? These paper coffee filters are recommended for beginners who want to make themselves a good cuppa but don’t want to spend too much money. Besides the filter papers, Daiso also sells dripper sets with a scoop.
Pro tip: Look out for Shopee’s 10 cent sale where you can get these socks for only 10 cents.
Daiso: $2 for 50 pairs
But to be honest, we get so many from our food deliveries (even when we request no cutlery!) is there even a need to buy them?
We personally wouldn’t put a $2 makeup product on our face. Good makeup (that doesn’t have to be expensive) is something to invest in, so we would rather get something more reputable from Watsons or Guardian instead.
If you shop regularly at Daiso, here are a few Facebook groups you can consider joining. Avid Daiso fans regularly update the group with products they find, show other creative ways to use Daiso products, as well as seek help to find certain Daiso products.
Last updated on 15 October 2021. Availability of Daiso products subject to change without prior notice.
Text: Kendra Tan/SingSaver
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