Usually when I want to browse stationery and craft supplies, I head into town to the arts and craft stores (that’s just about plural – there’s really only two arts and craft stores and two book stores with stationery sections worth checking because Limerick City is a bit dismal for shopping). However, recently I’ve been able to add another shop worth checking out to the list: TK Maxx.
Most people probably only think out clothes when they think of TK Maxx but I’m fond of the homeware department and the stationery/book section they have. It’s small but every time I look I find a few things I want. Plus, you never know what you might find. I’m getting great use out of the sticky labels I bought for only €3 – they’re getting used for most of my snail mail and if you don’t send letters too often, you could use them for scrapbooking.
I was able to get a set of travel themed journal cards there for a very reasonable price and also get the cute set of chipboard cut outs for €3. I didn’t go into the store looking for these things, I just happened to come out with them! Oh, I also got the box I use for storing polaroids in TK Maxx:
So, if you’re looking for something to do and have exhausted your usual stationery haunts, try out TK MAXX – you never what you might find that you didn’t know that you needed but having seen, really, really do need. Like notebooks. You can’t have too many of those.