Gardening with Home Bargains

When the sun starts shining and the warmer weather appears, it’s great to get out in the garden and spruce it up after the winter months.  I only have a small courtyard garden but like to make the most of it, after all, it gets the sun and the kids love eating out there in the summer months.  Home Bargains have a vast range of bits and pieces for the garden from decorative items, things to grow and more useful, practical items.

gardenWe received a selection to try out and coudn’t wait for a dry day to get outside.  The green, stacking chair cover (£1.99) was perfect for me.  We have a stack of four chairs that live permanently outside and look a little more weathered each year.  I also get fed up of having to wipe them down everytime we go outside.  This cover fitted perfectly over them and keeps them nice and protected from the elements in this strong cover.

garden 4My children love helping me to plant seeds so the Seed Starter Kit in Orange & Peach was set up straight away and within a few days we had little seedlings.  We also had a basket liner (99p) which we will use when our seeds get a little bigger to hopefully create some hanging basket displays. We are looking forward to a lovely display of Marigold and Nasturtium flowers over the summer.

garden 3The children decided to put the Frog ornament (49p) in their tray of sunflower seeds that they are growing.   They also couldn’t wait to have a dig with the yellow fork (89p) and even wore the green gloves (49p) to help plant some seeds from the 6 in 1 seed pack (79p) in seed trays.  Fingers crossed we may get a crop of vegetables later in the year and the garden netting will prove useful in protecting them from nasty pests (99p). The thermometer (69p) is great to hang on a wall outside, or in a greenhouse so you no how hot (or not) it is.

garden 2For a bit of outdoor decor, this green solar lantern (£1.99) can easily be hung up anywhere, and the pretty green leaf fairy lights (£1.59) look great draped across a tree in the early evening.  Also this gold coloured butterfly (79p) makes a pretty addition hanging down from a small tree that we have and twirls around in the breeze.

Our garden has certainly been brightened up and tidied up with these useful gardening bits from Home Bargains and at some amazing prices!!  Why not check out Home Bargains and see how you can improve your garden?

All reviews are my own opinions and I received the products in order to write the review.


Spring Cleaning with Home Bargains

The start of Spring, when the sun starts shining and you open the windows for some fresh air, always signifies the need for a Spring Clean in my house.  A bit of cleaning along with decluttering and reorganising makes the house feel fresher and clearer, ready for the summer months.  I received some goodies from Home Bargains to help me with my annual Spring clean.

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So without any delay, I got to work on my big Spring clean and have spent the last few weeks getting my house in order, sorting bags of unwanted bits to the charity shops and organising what I have left so it is clean and accessible.

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I loved the big spotty red bag, perfect for storing lots of items away in the cupboard or loft.  They are also really handy for putting the children’s duvets in when they stay overnight somewhere, but I used this one to tidy up one of my large under stairs cupboards.  It feels strong, has easy to carry handles and zips up for ease of use.

The hanging dress cover is ideal for hanging posh frocks at one end of my wardrobe, then I always know they will be protected and dust free for when I need one.

Keeping your house free of dust is important both for allergies and keeping it free of unwanted pests, whether that be dust mites, spiders or even more invasive vermin such as woodworm, mice or rats that require the use of a pest control company.  There are many helpful exterminators in florida and other cities that can be of good use when the need arises.

Glade Shake ‘n’ Vac has been a friend of mine for many years, great for sprinkling on the carpet to get rid of pet smells and give the carpet a good freshen.  We’ve also had many cases of spilt milk and juice from the children in recent years and this Magnolia & Vanilla fragrance works a treat on it!

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Always useful are some dish washing bits, we don’t have a dish washer (well I have a rather old, slow model aka husband) so the sparkly scourers and dish brush come in useful and rubber gloves are a saviour for my hands.  It’s always nice when you renew your dish clothes, you realise your old one’s needed binning long ago!

I love the big, fluffy microfibre mitt, a fun and efficient way to dust (and even got the kids interested in dusting).  Like a glove on your hand, you simply dust away, easily swiping up and down the spindles on the stairs, the hand rail and much more.

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These multi purpose storage boxes just screamed Lego at me!   They are ideal for any little bits and pieces you need to store, such as crafts etc, but our house has been longing for something to organise our ever increasing Lego collection.  This is perfect for the smaller pieces of which I have many more to sort but the above shows you an idea of how you can separate pieces up.  I love the fact that these boxes have interchangeable dividers so you can increase/decrease the size of the little sections inside.

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And when your house is starting to feel clean and more organised, why not sit down, relax and light a candle.  Home Bargains have a great range in store and the Neroli Lime luxury candle in a glass jar has to be my favourite.  It looks simple, stylish and smells divine!

Make sure you check out Home Bargains for some Spring Cleaning goods, you’ll be surprised what they have to offer and at great prices!

All reviews are my own opinions and I received the products in order to write the review.