Dear Franny the Shopaholic: It's time for spring cleaning! I'm looking for an outdoor broom/mop/utility closet. I've seen the heavy-duty plastic type at Home Depot & Lowe's for about $150 to $175. I don't want to spend that much. Can you help? - Mary M., Brigantine

Dear Mary: Kmart has a Rattan-patterned heavy-duty outdoor closet for $119. 99.

Dear Franny the Shopaholic: We need a railing outside our front door. Could you please find a wrought iron or aluminum railing at a good price? - Pat, Somers Point.

Dear Pat: Call I-Ron-X Industries in Buena at 856-697-3518. They do all kinds of railing installations and are very reputable from what I have heard.


Steals of the week


•Hatfield Simply Tender pork spare ribs: $1.99 per pound.

•Tastykake family pack snack cakes: $1.88.

•Utz 12-count Snack Sacks: $1.88.


•Blue Bunny 56-ounce ice cream: $2.48.

•Heinz 38-ounce ketchup: $1.88.

•Hot or Lean Pockets: Six for $9.98.


•ShopRite Italian sausage family pack: $1.97 per pound.

•Lawry's 12-ounce marinade: 99 cents.

•Kodak 20-pack AA or AAA batteries: $1.99.

•Eight O'Clock whole bean or ground coffee: $3.99.


•America's Choice 18-count eggs: $1.99.

•America's Choice 1-pound butter quarters: $1.99.

•Gatorade 32-ounce: 88 cents.


•Gardenline Gazebo with netting 10- by 10-feet is $119.99 at Aldi.

•Oscar Mayer 1-pound bacon is $3.50 at Walgreens. Honey Bunches of Oats is $2.50.

•FX or Samy hair care or Samy Fat Foam hair color is buy one, get one free at Rite Aid.

•Spinning or Spincast combo fishing rods are $10 at Walmart.

•Four pack of LED tea lights are $1.99, half price, at A.C. Moore.

•Dollar General has a seven-piece cookware set on sale for $15.

•Liter of Pellegrino sparkling water is $1.50 at Christmas Tree Shops.

•Vizio 60 LED SMART HDTV 1080p is $799.99 at Big Lots.

•Westinghouse 40-inch LCD HDTV is $319.99 at Best Buy. Hp laptop computer is $289.99.

•Mongoose Spire Mountain 26- or 24-inch bike is on sale for $99.99 at Kmart. Schwinn 26-inch cruiser bike is on sale for $149.99.

•Today, a Samsung 26-cubic foot stainless steel French-door refrigerator with water and ice on door, regularly $2,599.99, is on sale for $1,889.99 at hhgregg. Save an additional 5 percent with your hhgregg credit card.

•Black & Decker stainless steel six-slice toaster oven, regularly $79.99, is on sale for $29.99 at Boscov's.

•Conventional oil change is $21.99 at Sears with the coupon in the store circular from Sunday's Press.

•Target has a 10-pack of white plastic hangers for $1.

•Joann Fabric & Craft's entire stock of thread and lighting are half price.

Franny The Shopaholic answers questions of general interest. Email