There’s something about walking into a room that smells soooo good! It’s an instant mood booster. While I love shopping for smell goods, I also don’t want to spend too much money.
I wanted to share some of my favorite stores to find smell goods & some of the specific items I’ve purchased from these stores. Without further adieu, here we go!
TJ Maxx & Home Goods
The candle sections of TJ Maxx and Home Goods are outstanding! There’s a wide variety of candle sizes and scents that are so affordable. I have no problem spending $10 for a huge 3-wick candle. Oh, and both stores sell candles by DW Home & Sand + Fog. #notsponsored
Over the years, Target has upped its candle game. Some of their scents are close to popular candle brands and much cheaper. Target also has a pretty impressive variety of wax melts, oil diffusers, and room sprays. Next time you’re in the store, take a walk down the home scents aisles.
I buy a lot of incense from Target. It smells delightful and I get at least 20 incense sticks for less than $2.00. A steal! They also have a huge variety of candles and wax melts that smell lovely.
Bath and Body Works
I love the wallflowers from Bath and Body Works. I love the range of scents. They’re on sale often and last quite a long time.
Kroger carries some good-smelling candles and oil plugin scents that go on sale often. If you have coupons, you can save even more money. Definitely worth checking out.
Did you know Kohl’s sells Yankee Candles? Yep, they sure do and they’re on sale throughout the year. Plus Kohl’s always has a coupon.
These are a few of my favorite places to buy smell goods. Where do you get your smell goods from? I’m always interested in finding new places.
Until next time,
There’s a difference between helping someone & someone depending on you for help.
We can’t do it all on our own. At some point, we’re going to need to seek some sort of help (e.g., financial, encouragement, time, etc.). Understandable.
…there are times when you get tired of someone expecting you to help them. It’s happened to me several times. I felt conflicted because I didn’t want them to struggle but I also didn’t want to help them out anymore.
I ripped off the bandage.
I had to have a Come to Jesus meeting with them to explain that I was no longer going to help them out. I wish I could tell you that the person was receptive, but that would be a lie. They were pissed. Probably are still pissed to this day.
Nothing lasts forever, including depending on others.
Until next time,
No matter how much you prepare, a home emergency of some kind will happen. There’s a chance that a home emergency will occur while you aren’t home.
I was supposed to be out with friends. I ended up staying at home. I was watching TV when I heard a loud POP followed by a burst of water.
I jumped up and started looking at the ceiling in each room because the water heater is in my attic 🙄
It wasn’t coming from the attic.
I walked into my bathroom. and my heart sank. Water was pouring from under the sink. My house didn’t have a shutoff valve nor did I have a water key. I grabbed a bucket to collect the water to pour down the shower drain. In the midst of dumping water, I called a plumbing company to come over. The plumber came out about an hour after I called. Turns out one of the valves under the sink was incorrectly installed. It was fixed that night.
If I wasn’t at home and couldn’t be reached, who would my neighbors call in an emergency (other than 911)? Not too long after the plumbing disaster, I created a document with the contacts’ names and numbers that someone would need in case of a home emergency.
Here’s who I have listed on my home emergency contact list:
- Neighbors (including their house numbers and/or house descriptions)
- Local power company
- Home security provider
- Home insurance provider
- Realtor (she’s a human phone book)
- Home warranty provider
I printed that bad boy out and taped it to the fridge. There’s no way in hell that it can be overlooked, lol! I implore you to create a home emergency list and put it in a place that’s easy to find. Being a homeowner is stressful enough. If you can ease some stress, by all means, do so.