14 Things That Inevitably Happen Every Time You Step Into Home Bargains

14 Things That Inevitably Happen Every Time You Step Into Home Bargains

We all know there’s nothing more dangerous than just being paid and walking down the high street.

You try your best to avert your eyes away from the huge promotion posters in every window because you just know that if you look over for a split second and see something with 20% off that you will have an uncontrollable, wild desire for it for the rest of your life (no matter how random or unnecessary it is).

It’s a constant test of will power- one that, let’s be honest- we normally fail. 

However, we still convince ourselves that we need to head over to Home Bargains immediately for “a few essentials”.

Well, we say “essentials”, but we all know that’s never really the case… 

1) You swear that you’re only going in for a toothbrush and come out with two trollies full of multi-pack Pot Noodles and pet food

Everything seems to be sold in a multi-pack for a crazy low price in Home Bargains- so if you see something you fancy, OF COURSE you’re going to buy a 12 pack of them. You’d be a fool not to.

Also, you don’t even own a pet, but pet food is on buy one get one free, so you sling some of those in the trolley too. You never know…

2) Even when you swear you’re only going in for one thing, you still pick up a basket…

It’s like a sub-conscious reaction to walking into any of their stores. You know you don’t need a whole basket for one bottle of shampoo, you could quite easily hold it in your hand and walk straight to the till- but where’s the fun in that? Fill ya boots.

3) The confectionary aisle fills you with childhood nostalgia so you shamelessly spend £40 on Animal Bars and Poppets…

If you’re having a particularly stressful day then head into any Home Bargains store and spend ten minutes in the sweet aisle and you’ll instantly feel all warm and fuzzy inside. The childhood nostalgia hits you like a tonne of bricks as you frantically throw 25 packets of Animal Bars into your overflowing trolley.

4) However, you’re filled with guilt as you turn into the next aisle…

You swan around the corner with a huge, smug smile on your face, revelling in the fact that you’ve got a month’s worth of chocolate for a fiver and suddenly you’re stopped in your tracks.  A WHOLE aisle is dedicated to protein shakes, nutrition bars and Slimming World snacks, and that feeling of smugness is suddenly replaced with utter guilt.

Ah well, the diet starts next month…

5) You never realised your love for scented candles until you’ve stepped into a Home Bargain store and found that they sell EVERY scent on the planet…

Scents you didn’t even know were a thing, like “Christmas Day”. You were cynical at first, but one whiff of that Christmas Day candle and you’re suddenly £40 deep in festive wax. This is also the moment you realise that you may be becoming slightly middle aged- but seriously, who cares? Who needs nightclubs and vodka when you can have a scented candles and a lifetime supply of Poppets?

6) You feel genuine euphoria searching through the Star Buy offers near the till…

“OH MY GOD 50P FOR A CONCEALER!”. Yes it may be 7 shades too dark, but that’s besides the point.

If you haven’t came across the Star Buy’s before, it’s basically like finding treasure. Yes, treasure you have to pay for- but it doesn’t feel like you are, because everything is SO cheap.

7) You know Britney Spears isn’t really relevant anymore, but that doesn’t stop you stocking up on her half price perfume…

“£14.99 for a whole Britney gift set? Erm, YES PLEASE”.

8) “Christmas is 11 months away but this would make a great stocking filler”…

Don’t judge us okay- it’s good to be prepared.

9) It’s an essential pit-stop before any cinema trip…

Why pay £4.99 for a bag of Malteasers in the cinema when you can go to Home Bargains and get a trolley load of Haribo and popcorn for the same price? And honestly, people think our generation aren’t thrifty enough…

10) Or for when you’re going to uni…

You literally won’t have to visit ANYWHERE else if you go to Home Bargain for your uni shopping. It’s like a student’s paradise. Bedding? Tick. Toiletries? Tick. Storage boxes? Tick. Stationary? Tick. 3 years worth of Super Noodles and baked beans? Tick. Cleaning products? Nah, we’ll give that one a miss actually…

11) Or moving house…

You can literally get the cutest little trinkets in there to make your new house a home. However, the only problem is that once you start throwing these very pretty (yet slightly unnecessary) things into your basket, you physically can’t stop…

12) The stationary section must be like heaven on earth for back to school kids…

Remember how exciting it was getting all of your new stationary at the beginning of the school year? You were always determined to have the coolest pencil case in class and you were adamant to find the best smelling “gellie pen”. We only had a small selection back in the day, but now the choices are endless!

You secretly wonder if you’re really too old for a rainbow coloured, fluffy notepad…

13) Paracetamol and Ibuprofen are literally about 20p…

Stock up on those painkillers for that inevitable hangover at the weekend…

14) You’re amazed at how quick the queues go down…

Yes it may look intimidatingly busy near the tills, but if there’s any store that understands the solution to a slow queueing system- it’s Home Bargains. Incase you were wondering, the secret is to simply call more cashiers to the tills-mind blowing, right? It’s something that Home Bargains seems to grasp every time, yet other stores just can’t get their head around.

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