Dollar stores growing selection of spring things
99-Cent Only Stores are advertising the following gardening products for under a buck:
Gardening tools, including cultivators, trowels and forks
Jobe's plant food spikes, pkg. of 30
Garden tool organizer
They're also still selling the plastic garden hose nozzles but I'd give these a miss, 'cause they don't work properly for very long. After two or three uses, you'll start getting more water on yourself than on the plants your aiming at.
Making something spring-like is a good way to help chase away the remaining days of winter blahs. I always appreciate the Dollar Tree's free printable projects sheets. This time, its instructions for making five different grapevine wreaths.
To help you make the house spring-ready, check out the Dollar Tree's assortment of cleaning supplies:
Glass cleaner, 33 oz.
Comet Cleanser, 25 oz.
Air Wick Spray, 8 oz.
Scotch-Brite Heavy Duty Soap Pads
Spic & Span All Purpose Cleaner, 15.8 oz.
Sterilite Over sized Dustpans
Two-pair Package of Latex Gloves
Sunbeam 3-way light bulbs
I'm pretty sure you're not gonna find these products anywhere else for a buck each.
Family Dollar has some good deals on spring cleaning supplies, too:
Get a 10 quart. dishpan or a 12 quart pail for only $1.50 each.
Ten plastic hangers or three heavy-duty plastic hangers are $1.25 each.
Scotch-Brite Heavy Duty Large Scour Pad, Stainless Steel Scourer 2-pack of Heavy Duty Scrub Sponge, $1 each
Sylvania 4-pack Double Life Light Bulbs 40, 60, 75 or 100 Watts, $1.75 each
Air Wick Aerosol Air Freshener, 8 oz., $1
Renuzit Adjustable Air Freshener, assorted scents, 7.5 oz., $1
Most dollar stores have a good selection of Easter chocolate, baskets, crafts and stuffed toys for only $1 and, if your kids like Peeps, Dollar Tree has packs of ten for a buck. They also have 3 oz. Palmer Lil' Crispy Bunnies, for $1.
My local dollar store, Dollarama, has Easter items up to $2, including delicious German chocolate. For that money you can get a large 12.34 oz. hollow chocolate foil-wrapped bunny, variety packs with one smaller bunny and 6 eggs or 8-pack bite-sized chocolate chicks or bunnies.
Grab 'em up when you see them because last minute shoppers are likely to be disappointed.
Marlene Alexander is a freelance writer and dollar store diva. She writes tips and ideas for home decorating using only items from the dollar store.