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brightly colored Stoppy door stops arranged in a bright green flowerpotOur latest contest is a colorful one; we're giving away a bright "bouquet" of our Stoppy® door stops. Stoppy is a fun, functional and stylish way to hold practically any door open or closed. Watch our short video to see how it works:

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Our handy little Stoppy® doorstop is one of the items that is always in my suitcase when I travel. Although a door stop is usually used to prop a door open, I jam it under my closed hotel room door for added security, as it prevents the door from being opened from the outside. It’s inexpensive, takes up little room in a suitcase, and gives me peace of mind and a good night of sleep when I travel. I use it no matter what level of hotel I’m staying in, and of course I use the Stoppy in addition to securing the deadbolt and chain. If you can, I would suggest to bring two Stoppys and use the extra one if you end up in a room with a door to an adjoining guest room that you’d like to secure.

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Tool kit with essential tools College aged kids should have to get their dorm room and first apartment ready for schoolA back to school supply list for elementary students usually means coloured pencils, spiral-bound or composition notebooks, three-ring binders, glue sticks, scissors and a Disney-themed of backpack. With high school, it's all about the clothes and how cool they look in front of their friends. But for university or college kids, you need to think about the things they need to decorate either a dorm room or first apartment, and that's the stage my daughters are at.

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Tools parents should give to their kids that are heading off to CollegeParents, do you want your kids to make friends on their very first day of college? Forget the fancy clothes — give them these tools! As the mom of two daughters who went through college, the best thing I've done was to arm them with the right tools for setting up their own place. Not only did these handy college items make unpacking and settling in a breeze, it helped them make friends with their new roommates, neighbours, and others on the dorm floor who found out about their tools.

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When you think of a door stop, the first thing that comes to mind is probably a boring brown wedge that you kick under the door. Well, things have changed. Meet Stoppy®, our fun and decorative doorstop that keeps doors open with style — it's a stop that you won't be ashamed of having in your house and won't have to hide when guests come over. Our Stoppy™ comes in a rainbow of colors, so you can pick one that will match your décor, or simply go with the color that you love the best.

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It was exactly two years ago that our cute door stop – Stoppy® – was featured in Chatelaine magazine’s March 2012 issue. We still love this red, pink and white cover — it’s no wonder our brightly colored Stoppys fit right in. This, the “Declutter” issue, is one of our favorite issues, so we were […]

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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, we absolutely love to see our products featured in magazines, newspapers, blogs and other types of media.  That’s why we were thrilled to see our little Stoppy® featured in “Home News” in the July issue of Parents Magazine. As shown, Stoppy, our cute doorstop is versatile […]

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With a circulation of over 7 million, it’s one of the top consumer magazines in the United States and we’re thrilled that Stoppy has been featured within its pages. Stoppy is showcased in a variety of colors, making it easy for homeowners to find one or more color to match their décor. In this issue, […]

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Watching an episode of Million Dollar Listing – New York, we had a fun surprise when we spotted a pink Stoppy dangling from the handle of a 4.4 million dollar apartment.  It just goes to show you, even the most expensive properties can use a little stylish help to keep pesky doors open or closed. […]

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Sometimes it’s the little things that make the biggest difference and Stoppy is one of those things. In their March issue, Chatelaine magazine featured our decorative doorstop in their “little lifesavers”. Stoppy fits right in with the magazine’s theme of decluttering this month. It’s “little” but will safely keep any door open while furniture and […]

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It sure felt like Christmas around the office when we opened House Beautiful Magazine and saw our cute Stoppy had been selected as one of “the Best” of the season. “It’s extremely exciting and what a joy to be featured in such an elegant decorating magazine” says Liette Tousignant, founder of UTR. Since we’ve introduced […]

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Our little Stoppy made a big impression with the Housewares and Appliances team at About.com. The team focuses on products that make life easier and after putting Stoppy through its paces, the overall impression was outstanding.“ It’s an innovative gadget that is both a practical home essential, as well as a safety tool. It’s also […]

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Rob from the blog Handy Man, Crafty Woman recently posted a very thorough review of the Hang & Level picture hanging tool. “That was fun, and it only took about three minutes.  No struggling, no “Does this look straight?”, etc.  We will be using this when I get around to hanging more photos in our […]

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