FIND OF THE WEEK
A salad spinner is a handy
thing to have in the kitchen but there's no need to spend more
than four bucks for one, as my recent purchase from Dollarama
proves. It's dishwasher safe and you can choose from different-coloured
lids. The inner basket may be a bit flimsier than a more
expensive spinner but, on the whole, it works great.
Keep things neat and
hidden while adding a little class to your front closet shelves
with fabric storage baskets. These were three bucks each at
Dollarama and are generously sized at 13 by 10 by 7 -
These double oven
mitts are four bucks at Dollarama. I expect the piece in between
is meant to help protect your arms from coming in contact with hot
pans. Neat idea.
Here's a neat idea for
extending your charging cable when you have to use your tablet
while it's plugged in. Adding six feet of cord to the three foot
length that came with your device gives you plenty of wiggle room
for moving around without fear of yanking the charging cable from
your device. Do be sure that this cable is suitable for use with
This small pot of
flocked poinsettias is about six inches tall. It only cost $1.25
at Dollarama and would make a bright and traditional decoration
for any place in your home that needs a little Christmas cheer.
This is the time of
year when more glassware might come in handy. Dollarama has a
couple of different types packaged as sets for three bucks. These
whiskey glasses would make a great gift for a fella on your
Christmas list too, perhaps paired with his favourite libation.
I found these fill-able
ornaments at Dollar Tree. They're made of plastic and come in sets
of two smaller ones or one large one. Dollar Tree also has an
assortment of clear stickers that would be great for decorating
the outside of these ornaments.
Dollarama has some really
lovely Christmas luncheon napkins this year and they're well-made,
too. They're 3-ply, come in a package of 18, and cost only $1.50.
This large handled basket is
both decorative and useful. It's 13-inches wide, 18-inches long
and 8 1/2-inches deep. You can find it at Dollarama
for four bucks.
started stocking $4 items, bigger and better vases have become
available to dollar store decor enthusiasts that still won't break
the decorating budget. This one is about 18-inches tall with a
metal accent. It's meant for use with artificial flowers only but
you can add a liner, not included, if you want to display fresh
flowers in it.
You may want to check
out the great new glass vases in the same price range, as well.
Just in time for
carving the Thanksgiving turkey, here's a handsome carving set
from Sunbeam for only three bucks. Find it at Dollarama.
It's not likely you're
going to find a large package of fall vase filler like this for
four bucks anywhere but Dollarama. This natural vase filler would
look nice displayed in a large wooden bowl.
You're not reading that price
wrong. Dollarama has started stocking items priced up to $4. For
that price you get this Golla Bag laptop sleeve that will fit
electronics up to 16-inches wide.
Just in time for back-to-school,
Dollarama has these Rubbermaid Take Alongs in three different
sizes to help you pack lunches for school and work . There are
three 3-piece containers in the first package, two 3-piece
containers in the second one and four
containers with lids in the third one.
The selection of Betty Crocker kitchen
products keeps expanding at Dollarama. For example, if you need a
couple of extra everyday serving spoons, this package of two for
$3 could be just what your looking for.
Hooray! Finally, a garden
nozzle from the dollar store that you can count on! Dollarama has
been stocking sturdier metal hose nozzles that won't start
shooting water out of every opening after the first couple of
times you use them. This one is made by Melnor
and cost a whole three bucks. It has an adjustable spray and a
comfortable rubberized grip.
If it's time to
replace your old pruners, you can't do better than Black &
Decker. We found these at Dollarama for three bucks, but they
probably won't last long at this price. This pruner is 8-inches
long and comes with a ten-year limited warranty.
Sometimes a set of
wall decals is the answer to a bare space on your walls. I found
these branch decals at Dollarama for $2. The set comes with two
sheets of branch stickers and one sheet of mirrored leaves.
Decals such as these
can be a bit tedious to work with, as there are so many parts, but
if you've got the patience, (I'm working up to it), the completed
effect is lovely.
These cushions are 15-inches
square and 9 by 12-inches oblong and come in a variety of bright
colours with contrasting piping. Find them at Dollarama for three
bucks each. If you don't want to use them as they are, they'd make
great inserts for cushion covers.
If you're in the market for
some new hanging baskets, these 12-inch wire hanging baskets with
liners are only three bucks each at Dollarama. Dollar Tree has
10-inch hanging wire baskets for $1.25 and liners for $1.25,
making the total for the set $2.50.
This cute metal garden ornament is almost
14-inches long and can accommodate a four-inch flower pot. It cost
three bucks at Dollarama. The plant pot and plant are sold
I found this cute little fellow
in the gardening aisle at Dollarama but there's no reason you
can't bring him inside to help you decorate for spring and Easter,
too. This figurine is about five-inches long and about eight
inches tall to the tip of its ear. It's a decent size and
only costs three bucks.
Okay, this is rather a ho-hum
kind of item but I have never seen this type of light bulb in a
dollar store before. For those of us who have the kind of light
fixture in our bathrooms that use these round bulbs, it's good to
know that you can get 40w replacements at Dollar
Tree. They come in clear, as well as white. For $1.25 each,
they're an exceptional value.
If, like me, you have a brown
thumb and houseplants don't stand a snowball's chance at your
house, you can still brighten up your space with some greenery.
These 3-inch pots of faux succulents don't need to be watered,
although you may want to dust them on occasion. Group three on a
kitchen window sill or anywhere else you want to give the
appearance of natural growth.
You have a variety of types to
choose from and they look quite life-like. Dollarama has them for
$3 per pot.
You can find these character
mugs at Dollar Tree while supplies last. Use them as stocking
stuffers, fill them with treats to
give as a stand-alone gift or use them in your decorating by adding candles or
other Christmas-y elements.
Dollarama has metal
Christmas cookie cutters in a variety of shapes and they only cost
$1.25 for three. I don't generally bake a lot of cookies but I
have other ideas for these fun shapes. Stay tuned!
Dollarama now has
Betty Crocker kitchen utensils in metal for $3 each. Besides the
slotted spatula and ladle, I also saw a potato masher.
I bought this metal
wreath form at Dollar Tree for $1.25. It's a generous 15-inches
round and a perfect starting point for making a fall or Christmas
I found these three
dimensional shower curtain hooks at Dollarama for $3 for a
set of twelve. They fit in nicely with my nature-themed master
bath. These shower curtain hooks also come in floral and nautical