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Find of the Week:

Schmidt has been supplying Dollarama with quality garden products for years and this year is no different. This garden rake is all metal and collapsible for easy storage. Fully opened, it is five feet long.  When closed, it is only 46" long. Pretty cool for three bucks!

There's a bit of a learning curve to opening and closing the rake but here's what works well for me. To open it from the closed position, hold the rake tines down and pull the green level on the back down. Gravity does the rest. Push the green lever back up to lock the handle in place. To close the rake, hold it with the tines up, release the lever and, holding the outside tines, gently guide the rake into the folded position and lock the handle in place using the green lever.

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Quick Tip

If you have a glass-topped table, make it unique by putting seasonal accents under the glass. Here, I've used window clings but any flat decorating accent has potential. Just work with it to get a look that pleases. You could also opt to arrange a collage of photo memories under the glass.  

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April Features:


The first celebration of spring is always a happy occasion, usually marked by flowers, food and family, not to mention lots of chocolate. If youíre in charge of the family dinner this year, donít sweat the small stuff.

Here are three Easter table decorations that will add fun and color to your table without a lot of bother or expense.

Read Entertaining Easter for the whole article.




It can be surprisingly simple to fix some of those little annoyances around the house, from identifying the tangle of cords underneath your desk, to preventing scuff marks on the wall behind the boot tray. All it costs is a buck or two and a few minutes of your time. Here are four of my favorites, three of which have been featured as tips of the month here on the Dollar Store Style website.

Continue reading Four Fast Fixes


With the warmer weather on its way, many of us feel the need to lighten up our indoor spaces. Make one of these easy and inexpensive vignettes the center of your dining experience or top a coffee table to make an inviting area for tea and conversation. 

Donít be afraid to make use of smaller outdoor items. Garden birds, lanterns and other decorative summer pieces from the dollar store are all fair game for use inside, as well as out. 

Continue reading Centered on Summer  for the full story.













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