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Find of the Week:

Here's another item that would be useful to the college-bound student. These multi-striped bath towels are generously sized and are of a decent thickness. They come in different color configurations and cost only three bucks each at Dollarama.

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Quick Tip:

Make an inexpensive piece of art by framing scrapbook paper. Trim it to fit an 8 by 10 frame or, as here, make smaller pieces of art by cutting out images from the same sheet of paper . 

See past Quick Tips here.

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August Features:


Whether you are entertaining inside or out, casually or formally this summer, lighting your party in special ways can help to make it a memorable occasion. 

As always, dollar stores have a variety of items that can be used effectively to that end. Weíve brought a few of them together to get you started.

Read Light of the Party  for the full article.




Its home; where you hang your hat, but you donít own it. When you move into an apartment, a dorm room or a rented house, you have to respect the fact that there are certain things you just canít do to it.

However, that neednít discourage you when it comes to decorating, as there are lots of things you can do to liven up your space even if you canít paint the walls or use wallpaper. Hereís how to decorate an apartment in Dollar Store Style.

Continue reading How to Decorate an Apartment



The days leading up to the first day of school seem charged with some kind of mysterious energy that moves even the most reluctant student to find enjoyment in shopping for new school supplies.  Backpacks sporting Barbie, Dora, Sponge Bob and Spiderman are exciting the attention of the younger scholastic set.  

But, while the kids concentrate on the latest backpack trends, parents get plenty of practice in economics.  And, even though it may not be desirable or even wise to skimp on a well-made backpack, good quality notebooks and pencils to put in it don't have to cost you a tank of gas.

Continue reading How to Pack a Backpack  for the full story.













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