A typical store sells a wide variety of merchandise, including toys, furniture, clothing, housewares, and small electronics. Most of the items sold in these stores are purchased as they become available. What is in the store one day may not be there the next, and the store may not get further shipments of those particular items. However, there are some items in the stores, such as foodstuffs, that are replenished on a continual basis.
My favorite section in the store is the food section, which offers imported and international selections not ordinarily found in other food stores. The Big Lots where I shop has recently rearranged and enlarged the food section, bringing it to the front of the store instead of at the back section.
I make regular visits and usually bring home an array of interesting items to try. Who can resist picked red peppers from Poland, crackers from Italy or sparkling water from Ireland? Jams and jellies are favorites and the selection is fantastic: gooseberry, currant, fig and hazelnut -- selections not always found in regular grocery stores.
Here are some of the items I brought home yesterday.
How cool are these baking papers which don't need to be placed into a cupcake tin for baking? They are from Sweden. I had never seen these before.
I found several choices of personal journals in the stationery department. Even though I have tons of pretty little books, I treated myself to a new one, which is to become my new "Gratitude Journal."
After my post two days on Gratitude, I will write at least five things into my journal each day that I am thankful for.
Here's a typical Big Lots storefront.
If there's a Big Lots where you live, do you shop there? If not, what other stores have you found that offer merchandise at good prices?