Saving money is top of almost everyone’s list right now, which is why I love that there are so many discount stores near me that I can go to when I’m shopping for holidays, birthdays, or just to get myself something special while keeping our budget intact. Two of my favorite discount stores are T.J. Maxx and Marshalls, which I honestly had no idea were sister stores until just this last month. What I did know was that both of the chains were not only chock full of great deals, but also were very well organized and laid out in a way to where you don’t end up digging for hours just to find a deal.
Case in point: recently we took a family trip to our nearby T.J. Maxx with the intention of grabbing a few spring clothing necessities as part of their Wake Up Your Spring Wardrobe For Less campaign, but in our quick trip through the store, we ended up with a cart full of bargains that were too good to pass up. So good, in fact, that I bought ahead a few holidays and scored a birthday present for my daughter, a Father’s Day present for hubby, and a birthday present for my sister. Oh, and I also got us all a thing or two for the house, a new book to read, and a present for one of our favorite baby sitters… and that’s only on a quick walk-through. No digging and no searching for that great deal – the finds we walked away with were just some of the dozens we saw throughout the store.
The experience was very similar at Marshalls, only this time I was flying solo and looking for some pieces for my new Spring wardrobe. I focused mostly on the women’s section to see what kinds of versatile pieces I could get at a fraction of department store prices and then to the kid's area. As every other trip to Marshalls has gone in the past, I ended up with a good collection of items that I narrowed down to three name-brand basics I can wear well into Summer and even Fall. I even got my daughter a little something that was too adorable to pass up.
Besides all the great deals on clothing, we always seem to find great household items that we can’t leave without at both T.J. Maxx and Marshalls. From lamps to pictures, and pans to kitchen gadgets, we always have a blast seeing what treasures we can find. In fact, one item that I never would have thought about getting there but have now gone back multiple times for is luggage. It started with one carryon years ago and now we have outfitted our entire family with full sets of luggage at substantial savings over purchasing from a department store.
If you’re like me and need a kick to your warm weather wardrobe or maybe you have a list of people to buy for, you will find some great deals at both T.J. Maxx and Marshalls with all the quality and name brands you’re looking for. I try to go at least once every season to scope things out for the upcoming holidays and birthdays, but since their selection is constantly changing, I could easily go once a month and see something new each time!
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Thank you to TJ Maxx and Marshalls for sending a gift card so we could check out their new Spring selections and share with readers. A few of our purchases are displayed above – except the presents we have yet to gift to the recipient! All opinions are 100% mine and no monetary compensation was received for this Rave Review.