When I was trying to furnish my home here in Mexico, I would make the rounds of all the favorite places - Canadian Tire, Zeller's, Walmart, Sears, and Dollarama.
Canadian Tire was great for small appliances, lights, pool supplies, and tools.
Zeller's was great for clothing (gifts for the locals), kitchen gadgets, bath and bedding, and pet supplies.
Walmart was great for garden stuff, personal hygiene items, bedding, and electronics.
Dollarama - it was good for a lot of things - glass and dish ware, ceramics, plastics, utensils, garden supplies, small tools, cleaning supplies, baggies, garbage bags, storage bags, and odds and ends. It was also great at holiday time - to pick up small items for kid's gifts or decorations.
With every trip back to Canada I would stop by the Dollarama, conveniently located in the plaza right behind my condo complex. The first two aisles were the most tempting - kitchen items. Show me a pretty colored dish and I have to have it - and not just that one, but all the colors it comes in.
I had no idea when I was buying this stuff that one day we would be doing a bed and breakfast; I bought because I liked it and figured it would have a use one day. Well, the day is here and the items I lovingly stuck into my suitcases and hauled down over the years are now providing color on the table here at Dentro del Jardin. Take a look...
This is just a sample, and I know there is more waiting for me the next time I visit Dollarama. I can't help it, I guess it's an addiction?