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Hi and welcome! I'm Marlene and I love to combine my two passions, home decor and dollar store shopping, to make inexpensive accents and improvements for my home. Please join me! 

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Find of the Week:


A spray mop for four bucks?! Yep and it works just fine, thank-you very much! This mop is made by Scrubber Cleanz, a name I recognize from other decent cleaning products I've found in the dollar store. It comes in the box pictured and, just as it says on the outside, snaps together in three pieces. Easy-peasy. The handle is metal, while the rest is made of plastic, like most other mops and the mop head is slightly smaller than a more expensive one. You fill the removable, refillable canister with your choice of cleaner and the two micro fiber pads that come with it are machine washable. 

With the holidays coming up, we all want our homes to be clean and this light-weight mop is an easy way to ensure your floors are spotless with very little effort. If you need to replace an old spray mop, too, (mine was leaking) you can find these at Dollarama.

See past Finds here.

Quick Tip


If you want to give a plain ornament a little more oomph, a puffy sticker is an easy fix. Cut-out stickers like these lay flat on a round ornament, while the all round ones tend to bunch up on the ornament's curves.

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December Features: 


‘Tis the season for frantic holiday shopping and credit card meltdowns. Or not. We do have a choice. We can surrender to the worry that this year’s gifts should measure up to the bounty of Christmas’ past or we can relax and realize that sometimes even Santa has to tighten that iconic black belt of his.

Maybe it’s clichéd, but it really is true that it’s the thought put into a gift and not the price tag, that matters most. Making your own gift baskets is a terrific way to offset cost while personalizing a present that your recipient will truly appreciate.

The following suggestions are just that, suggestions. There are as many ways to put together presents, as there are people to give them to. So take a gander at these ideas to get you thinking about what the dollar store can do to help relieve both your stress levels and the strain on your wallet.

Read Gifts of Christmas Present for more.


The first thing kids and big kids alike go for on Christmas morning, are the stockings. If you’d like to do something different with plain dollar store Christmas stockings, try these ideas, which are suitable for older kids and adults. 

It won’t take a lot of your precious time this holiday season, to create totally unique Christmas stockings for the entire family. 

Continue reading Slick Stockings



Candles are one of the most versatile decorating items there are. Plain and simple or all dressed up for the holidays, there’s nothing like candlelight for helping to create the right atmosphere.

Here are four ideas to help you set the tone for your Christmas celebrations.

Read Candles for Christmas  for the full article.

















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