Well, hey! As I have probably mentioned on several occasions, my kids are away at grandma’s this week, along with the hound. I’m still working, but it feels like a massive holiday. As I didn’t have to make anyone’s dinner, or take anyone to an extra curricular activity, I took an after-hours trip to TKMaxx and Homesense one evening (my local ones are next door to each other, and sister companies) and had a good old rake about. As I’m sure you know, both stores are absolute treasure troves, but there is a large element of sifting the wheat from the chaff, so you need to be dedicated. You also need to sharpen your elbows and grab your treasure as soon as you see it, as there’s only ever a couple of everything. Pounce!
I noted they already had their Halloween displays out, and The Maxx traditionally goes large on Halloween. So if you’re pondering whether you might need a diamante skull, or bat wreath, while you’re sunbathing in the garden, hotfoot it down to Homesense, they’ve got you covered.
Anyway, my trip was the inspiration for this week’s Phwoar. I actually went in for some pots for the garden, as they always have a great selection and they’re miles cheaper than anywhere else I’ve seen. As is standard, I left with zero pots, one marble tray, two lanterns and some dishwasher cleaner. In-store is definitely a better bet than online for TKMaxx (Homesense doesn’t have an online store, but the “Home” section of the TKMaxx website is all the same stuff). However, as I can’t take you all on a big shopping trip to the local retail park with me, I’ve picked out my online nine favourites from TKMaxx’s Home section – remember to pounce if you want to buy any of them, before someone with nimbler fingers swipes them from your virtual basket!