Homesense is my happy place.
I know it should probably be a cliff top, where I can contemplate life and the vastness of the universe as I stare at the horizon, but it’s not. It’s Homesense. Specifically the plant pot section or a display of particularly fluffy cushions, ideally in the middle of the day on a Tuesday, when no one else is there. Homesense is part of the TK Maxx family, so there is always treasure to be found at discount prices, with up to 60% off the RRP.
(I did a quick count around the house and I already have 14 plant pots from Homesense.)
It’s not that I’m especially materialistic, because I don’t have to buy anything for the magic to work, I just like wandering around and seeing what treasures I can find. I love stroking the sheepskin rugs and looking right to the back of the kitchen shelves to see what goodies other people might have found before me and hidden for later.
(This happened recently with a box of wine glasses. I found them pushed to the back on a top shelf in the vase section – not even on the same floor as the other wine glasses! They were a set of four, each engraved with a different Christmas scene – £12.99 instead of £30. It MADE MY ACTUAL DAY.)
Of course quite often I DO buy things, but stuff is so bargainous at Homesense that it never really feels extravagant. Like recently when I just HAD to buy all of those turquoise coat hangers for my new wardrobes. That was just a necessity surely?
You can imagine my delight then when Homesense got in touch to see if I’d like to do a little project with them. It was literally #dreamcollab. (Which I did say in my reply to them, although I also said I wouldn’t actually say #dreamcollab, so whoops.) They asked me to go into my local store, (always a pleasure), and have a rummage around and see what amazing value treasures I could find.
I was ON IT.
I made this little video for you to show off all the things I bought, including a few self-indulgent kitten shots, plus some jump cuts, where I try to pretend I’m a 22 year old YouTuber. (Not sure I really pulled that off.)
It sounds a bit like my voice is starting to crack when I say ‘Homesense is my spiritual home’, but I promise I’m not crying or anything. I mean I do love Homesense, but it’s just a shop so let’s keep a bit of perspective here.
You see all the lovely lovely things I got?
What was your favourite?
The whole fluffy cushion corner is now my favourite I think. If I can ever get a turn there, without Detective Sargent Camille Bordey hogging all the cosiness. I mean talk about rubbing it in – she’s looking me right in the eyes and loving it.
I already have a rug made from the same sheepskin, which I got at Homesense a few months ago. I call it ‘Ruggy’, which is probably a bit odd, but there you go. It’s on the floor next to my bed, so when I get up in the morning I can rub my toes into it. It’s a good start to the day.
The pink lamp is another of my favourites because it was just such a bargain – £39 instead £125 – which was an absolute steal. (Not literally. I paid for it.)
I just KNOW that the kittens and I are going to spend a LOT of cosy evenings over the next few months cuddled up in our blankets and cushions, bathed in the warm light of our new table lamp, sipping something from one of my festive glasses and probably nibbling on some cookies from Homesense’s unusual food section.
Sounds like bliss doesn’t it? You’d better get yourself along to your nearest Homesense and set up your own cosy corner.
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