This is a follow on from my previous post where I shared some of my favourite bargain buys from budget stores. Those were mainly for decorative purposes and I’ve decided to share some more recent buys which are more for practical purposes. I think they prove that practical can sometimes mean pretty too!
1. Large storage baskets – The Range (£6.99 each)
The story behind these is that my airing cupboard was driving me UP THE WALL. I’m a bedding fiend and it was just shoved in, no order, creased and hard to find anything. I bought four of these to start with and they’ve brought some much needed order! For size reference, I can fit two sets of king size bedding into each.
2. Photo Albums – B&M (I think they were about £3 each)
I invested in a Polaroid camera for our wedding and have used it several times since for special occasions. I wanted somewhere to organise and display our photographs so I couldn’t resist these beautiful photo albums. They sit pretty on a shelf in our conservatory and I find I do look through them from time to time if I want a smile.
3. Copper Mason Jar – B&M (4.99)
My husband drinks vitamin shakes most days and the enormous sack of powder sat on the kitchen side didn’t cut it. I bought this large mason jar to decanter it into and doesn’t it just look so much better?!
4. Black & Decker dustbuster – B&M – (£29.99)
As we’ve come into summer and Lola is growing up, she’s started to shed a crazy amount. I was finding myself having to unravel the hoover cord and hoover multiple times a day if I had any chance of keeping the house a fur-free zone. I saw this and it’s literally one of my favourite buys this year (how exciting life gets as you hit mid 20s). Its light, powerful and easy to empty. It means I quickly pick it up and whip around the floor and tricky bits with it with minimal effort. Win!
Thank you again for reading! Are there any budget stores you love that you would recommend? Please share in the comments.
Love KH xxxx