Friday, March 23, 2012

No Dollorama? No problemo!

I've been feeling a bit bad lately. Ever since my feature on iHeart Organizing, I've had so many people ask which dollar store I bought my glass pantry storage from. When I found out that Dollorama was a Canadian chain I was shocked. Not often do we get goodies that aren't available to our American counterparts, so I assumed that there must be an American Dollorama, or at least a comparable store with a less crappy selection than other dollar stores.

Well, fellow Canucks, seems as though for once, we actually have a better store than in the States. I never thought I would see the day (and to be honest I would still give up Dollorama for all the TJMaxx's and Trader Joe's in the US).

I really wanted to be able to find a solution that pretty much everyone would have access to, so when a good friend emailed me about these Ikea storage containers I jumped with glee! Yippee! Affordable storage for all! I think my official slogan should read "Jen: Changing Pantries, One Kitchen at a Time," no?

Anyways, take look see at the DROPPAR line from Ikea. Perhaps I'm slow, but I swear these were not there when I was at Ikea last month. Are they new? Am I the last one to arrive at the party?



They come in a variety of sizes, but a 4 by 7 inch jar is $3.99. Sure it's still double the Dollorama price, but it's still WAY cheaper than most of the containers out there on the market.

Anyone have these? Thoughts?


8 comments:

  1. Thanks, I haven't seen this yet and your pantry definitely inspired me!

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    1. No worries! If you try them out you must let me know how they work out!

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  2. I would also like to suggest to our American friends to take a stroll through Target to see if they maybe able find anything similar to the Dollarama stores. I noticed that Jen from iheartorganizing has bought many items there. I can't wait for Target to open it's doors here in Canada. Just a suggestion!

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    1. Great suggestion! I love Target so much but have never thought to look for jars there. I too can't wait for Target up here! Adieu Zellers!

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  3. I have these IKEA jars in my kitchen (for flour, sugar, etc.) and love them! They're not new, but they're definitely worth checking out!

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    1. Thanks for letting me know! I'm glad to hear someone has them (and loves them!). I am definitely picking some up when I am there next because I love the peekaboo lid!

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  4. I searched my dollar store in the U.S. and couldn't find your cute white bins, but I found some similar ones at Target. While not as cute and not as cheap as your great find, I just purchased some labels from your etsy shop to glam them up!love your blog!

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    1. Thanks Jessie! I am looking forward to working on your labels tonight!

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