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If you're looking for home decor on a budget, check out our Decorating Articles Library where you'll find over 155 articles on a wide range of decorating and gift ideas as well as useful household items.           

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Find of the Week:

I'm always excited to find new cushion covers at the dollar store because cushion covers are a great way to freshen your decor without spending a lot of money. These are 100% cotton, generously sized at 17.7-inches square and available in a variety of designs. I chose this floral pattern for its autumnal colors. It cost three bucks at Dollarama.

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Quick Tip:

Even if, in this digital age, you have no need for a wall calendar, for $1.25 each you could plunder these 12 by 11-inch calendars for some great wall art to frame. Dollar Tree  has a wide selection of calendars in stores now. 

See past Quick Tips here.

Contact Marlene  Found something exciting at the dollar store? Got a beef with a dollar store item? Have a great idea for a dollar store craft? I love to hear from my readers!


September Features: 

I don’t know about anyone else, but every year I get a wagon-load of greeting cards from charities looking for donations. Far from being throw-a-ways, they are often quite lovely so I want to keep and use at least some of them. Then the problem becomes how to organize the stash so they are easily accessible. 

And while we’re at it, what about all the other gear associated with gift- giving? Wouldn’t it be nice to have all of the needed supplies in one place? 

Read Dealing With Cards for the full article.



If, as they say, the kitchen is the heart of the home, it is also the room voted most likely to attract clutter. Tables, countertops and drawers attract the things we're going to deal with “later” and limited cupboard space may become such a jumble that it’s hard to find smaller items like a bottle of nutmeg or cloves.
Here are three ideas that may help you to tame some of the trouble spots. 

Read Curing Kitchen Clutter  for the full article.


In decorating, change is a good thing. An easy way to freshen a room’s look is to change accessories. You can do that by switching things you already have from one room to another. Doing it that way won’t cost you a thing and you may be surprised at the difference it makes. 

The next easiest thing to do is to shop the dollar store for inexpensive items that can be used alone or put together to make something totally new. The three suggestions following, range in price from a buck to $13 but you may already have some of these materials at hand.

Read Three Easy Pieces for the full article.












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