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  • Create Your Own Valentine's Movie Date Night

    With less than a week to go, Valentine's Day is fast approaching. Maybe you've already made plans for the day, or maybe you're still deciding on what to do? Regardless, it's always worth considering making a spectacular movie-themed date night for a special and memorable experience!

    Whether or not you have a massive theatre-sized TV, you can make your romantic evening something to remember! If you truly want that romantic cinema feel after a nice takeaway candle-lit dinner, here are a few tips on how to do just that!

    Pick Your Movie

    First things first, you'll want to decide on what movie you're going to want to watch. Whether it's LaLa Land, The Notebook, Titanic, Deadpool, When Harry Met Sally..., it's always best to decide in advance what to watch. Why? Well, you can use our Movie Night Kit (which comes with 2 popcorn buckets, 2 cups with straws, and 2 entry tickets) to write the name of the movie on and include it as part of your Valentine's Day present or slot it inside your Valentine's Day card!

    Roll Out The Rose-Red Carpet

    Now that's sorted, why not set the romantic mood by sprinkling some rose petals on the floor, on the sofa, or even a single rose with a 'reserved' card on the seat of your special someone?

    Why not light some candles around the room for some additional lovely-dovey lighting? We have a range of scents and fragrances, such as Roasted Marshmallow, that will add that extra touch of blissful relaxation. and add some throws to your seating area for snuggling under during the feature presentation?

     

    Let's All Go To The Lobby

    Snacks are a big part of the cinema experience. Popcorn, sweets, drinks, we all love a good splurge and feast of goodies when watching a movie. Why should it be any different when you're in your living room? So make sure you don't forget to bring an array of snacks to nibble on (strawberries dipped in chocolate are a big favourite).

    Oh, and if you want to add an extra touch of romance to your drinks, why not think about adding some heart-shaped ice cubes?

     

    Enjoy Our Feature Presentation

    Whether you are going to be watching a romance, a rom-com, a horror, sci-fi, or even binge on Netflix, just make the night all about the two of you and enjoy it!

    Want to find your nearest lobby/Poundstretcher for all your goodies and bits & pieces? Check out our Store Finder for all your Valentine's Day needs, where you can find store addresses, contact details, and opening hours!

    And why not check out our Twitter and Facebook pages for more news and fantastic offers. Or why not simply share your own romantic ideas with everyone?

  • Pick Up Your Chocolate Cake Day Necessities

    Just in case you needed an excuse to whip up something magical in the kitchen, January 27th is Chocolate Cake Day!

    At Poundstretcher, we have all the essentials you need to celebrate this day in style and create a chocolatey masterpiece to share with friends and family.

    So make sure you head to your nearest store and pick up everything you need to celebrate Chocolate Cake Day in style.

    Get your Cake Crafting Kit

    What do you need to make the perfect chocolate cake?

    Well, having the right ingredients to hand is key. There are a host of chocolate cake recipes available online, but they are all likely to contain:

    • Sugar
    • Eggs
    • Milk
    • Flour
    • Cocoa Powder
    • Baking powder
    • Vegetable oil

    Our range of cheap food and drink contains many of these products, allowing you to pick up all those cake-making essentials with ease.

    And why not take a look through our full range of chocolates, and pick up some tasty treats that can potentially be incorporated into your cake? It would certainly help create something amazingly different!

    Cake Accessories

    Next, you need the right cookware. At Poundstretcher, our selection includes oven trays, cooling racks, pans and more, so take a look. There are a great selection of trays available in our kitchen accessories selection!

    And our kitchen dining range includes a selection of oven gloves in different styles, so you can find your perfect set at Poundstretcher. We also have tea towels, cutlery sets and a host of kitchen essentials to pick from, so browse through our full range.

    There are also plates with ornate, heart-themed patterns that are ideal for serving your cakes on, so pick up some in store today.

    And we feel that cups of tea and coffee are the perfect complement to a lovely slice of cake, so pick up a few mugs from Poundstretcher and enjoy your chocolate cake with a tasty beverage.

    Once you’ve finished and couldn’t possibly eat another bite, you can keep your chocolate cake safe with something from our food storage selection.

    A trip to Poundstretcher can help you get everything you need to celebrate Chocolate Cake Day in style. So, find your nearest store today and start planning your trip for a weekend of delightful cake making!

    Oh, and be sure to take a peek at our Facebook and Twitter pages for more amazing bargains and competitions. And whilst you're there, why not show off some of your marvelous chocolate creations?

  • Poundstretcher's Winter Guide to Skin Care

    With more of the cold winter months still to come, you need to take extra good care of your skin now more than ever! However, we know great skincare is no trifling matter; we all want our skin to look its best. There's rain and cold winds on the cards (maybe even some snow, you never know?), you need to make sure you are practising good skin care.

    This time of year can be brutal, so here are a few tips on how to help your skin stay healthy and clear during these remaining winter months.

     

    Keep Warm and Bundled Up

    To start with, before you start thinking about applying creams or moisturisers, it's best to remember to stay warm and shield yourself from the harsh cold winds. The ideal way to do that? Hats and scarfs, of course! Just layer up as much as possible, regardless if it's just a really bleak day or if the skies have opened up.

     

    Wash With Warm Water Beforehand

    Just before you start to apply moisturising products to your skin, it'd be best to wash in lukewarm water before drying and applying any creams. This helps to stop stripping your face of essential oils.

     

    Nourish and Help Your Skin

    That's right, make sure you moisturise and cleanse your skin to make it as smooth as possible to help heal your hands and ward off dryness.

     

    Don't Forget Your Lips

    Your lips are as important as keeping your hands and face moisturised. To avoid cold sores and dry lips, it's always best to keep some of the wonder jelly that is Vaseline onhand just in case. From protecting minor wounds to healing dry skin, Vaseline aloe vera lip therapy (and it's original variant)  is the way to go!

     

    Drink Lots of Water

    Hot drinks, such as coffee and tea, are always a comforting and soothing way to handle the cold weather. However, you need to remember your skin, not to mention your body as a whole, still needs hydration. If you still want a bit of snuggly warmth in a cup, why not have some warm water with a bit of lemon or peppermint? It can go a long way in helping to keep you warm, and it's refreshingly hydrating!

     

    Exfoliate!

    Moisturising and cleansing are all well and good. But what about all those dead skin cells that are building up? Your skin cannot benefit from the moisture if it cannot get inside. That is where exfoliation comes in!

    And there we have it, a few quick and simple tips for keeping your skin nice and healthy throughout winter.

    To find your nearest store, where you can find all the great products listed above and more, go to our Find-a-Store and see where your nearest Poundstretcher is!

    And why not go check out our Facebook and Twitter pages for news and competitions. Or maybe you can share your own handy skincare tips?

  • Our Top 6 Pick For All Things Unicorn!

    Everyone loves unicorns, right? I'm sure many of you would agree that they are absolutely amazingly cuddly, sparkly, fantastical, and magical! So, why not make Poundstretcher your main go-to place for all things unicorn?

     

    Unicorn String Lights - £3.99

    Why not add some magical charm to your home with this beautiful set of 10 unicorn lights?! The vibrant colours pop, whilst the warm glow shines and the cartoony feel illuminates any space! It's perfect for any unicorn lover, regardless of age.

     

    LED Unicorn Light - £3.99

    String lights not your thing? Well, we have another magical item that will add an adorable charm to your home... this beautiful LED unicorn light! In the shape of the majestic beast's head, the LED lights brighten up your day (as well as your home) with a pleasant white glow.

     

    Unicorn Hot Water Bottle - £5.99

    Welcome those frosty evenings with this luxury faux fur hot water bottle! Featuring a fluffy unicorn cover, this hot water bottle set is the perfect companion to keep you toasty!

    This hot water bottle would make a lovely gift (for yourself, or maybe to someone else if you can bear to part with it). With many different designs available, as well as other hot water bottle ranges, you can find the ideal hot water bottle to suit you!

     

    Unicorn Infinity Mirror Light - £9.99

    Go forward into infinity with your unicorn by your side with this amazingly dazzling infinity mirror light! The bright LED lights and infinity mirror effect are perfect for adding that much-needed fantasy-element every home should have.

     

    Unicorn Table Lamp - £9.99

    Want something that looks like it comes straight from a manor house in a far-off land? Well then, this beautiful and decedent unicorn table lamp is what you need! The majestic base features a classic unicorn design so it's stylish AND practical! Great to light-up the living room, bedroom, hallway, any room with space for a table!

     

    Unicorn Tea Light Holder - £3.99

    Or, if you want something a tad smaller, why not check out this unicorn tea light holder? It's a fab addition to your home and makes an even more fabulous gift for your unicorn obsessed friends! The shining gold finish shimmers in the candlelight and creates a magical atmosphere, perfect for those dark winter nights!

    We have plenty more where that came from, but you'll have to go unicorn hunting to find out more! Check out where your nearest unicorn herd can be found on our Store Finder, and be sure to check out our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for even more unicorns! Whilst you're there, why not share some pictures of your home decked out in all things unicorn!

  • Here's A Whiff Of Our Top 5 Pet Gifts This Christmas

    It's Christmas Eve, the big day is almost upon us. You've dashed around and bought all the gifts for your family and friends, but have you remembered your furry (or feathered) pet too?

    If so, then we have you covered for any last minute Christmas prezzies you need! And if you already are all set and ready to go, surely another gift or two won't hurt as a stocking filler?

    1. Chewy Candy Canes With Chicken

    Let's start with a really festive treat! If you're looking for the perfect way to treat your pooch this festive season, why not go for chicken candy canes!! These chewy candy cane treats that are absolutely full of tasty chicken flavour that your canine friends will LOVE!

    2. Chocolate Orange Minis Pet Treats

    Surely it's not just humans that can enjoy the satisfyingly festive taste that is chocolate orange? Why not share the love this Christmas and give your four-legged friend these ideal chocolate orange mini treats!  Completely safe for pets, these will be devoured in no time!

     

    3. Christmas Cat Stocking

    What a purr-fect way to include your kitty in the Christmas spirit! This Christmas Cat Stocking is a great way to show them Santa hasn't forgotten them this year! Complete with a plastic ball cat toy, catnip biscuits, catnip drops, and yummy milk drops, this is the ultimate gift your little cat will want to get their paws on!

     

    4. Christmas Dog Stocking

    Include your pooch in the festivities because if there's a cat stocking then surely there is a dog one too, right! Your dog will howl with happiness when they realise Santa has not missed them off the list this year. Hang this Christmas Dog Stocking over the fireplace that contains a rope, Christmas goodies, a pack of bone treats, and some chocolate drops!

     

    5. Christmas Bird Seed Wreath

    We can't forget the garden birds, can we? Why not brighten up their Christmas with this delicious Bird Seed Christmas Wreath! Containing 100% natural ingredients, this bird feed wreath is a great source of nutrition for wild birds, perfect for keeping their energy levels and spirits up in the colder seasons with a bit of Christmas cheer! Ideal for the rest of the year too.

    And there we have it, folks! Surely we've given you some ideas for what you can treat your delightful pet to this Christmas? Why not come on down to your local Poundstretcher using our handy Store Finder and see what other fantastic bargains we have!

    Also, be sure to check out our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for even more splendid festive ideas. Whilst you're there, why not also share some pictures of your lovely pets decked out in their festive finest!

  • Top 5 Secret Santa Gift Ideas Under £5

    Christmas is here! That's right, folks, it's that time of year when you deck the halls, sample all the new seasonal coffees on the high street, and pop down to your local Poundstretcher on your hunt for a Secret Santa gift.

    Yes, Secret Santas; it can be difficult to know what to get someone who you might have barely spoken to before, let alone find something good enough within a budget. That's where we come in with our fantastic range of Christmas gifts! Here we have 5 great gift ideas for your Secret Santa this year, and all of them under £5!

     

    Tub of Celebrations 650g - £3.99

    You can't go wrong with chocolates (especially if its Celebrations), right? It's that staple safe gift that's perfect for young and old alike. With this mixture of all your favourite brands, be it smooth Galaxy or crispy Maltesers, you can be assured this massive tub of Celebrations chocolates will be a smash hit! Be sure to grab them before they all go!

     

    Light Up Pegboard - £4.99

    How about something a little jazzier? This contemporary home decoration is the ultimate retro fashion statement. Light up your Secret Santa's life with this light up pegboard, perfect for adding personalised messages on that really stand out! A classic 'No place like home', a friendly reminder to the family, or even a to-do list; the sky's the limit with this quirky gift!

     

    Super Soft Llama Plush - £2.99

    Maybe your Secret Santa prefers something a little cuter? Well, we have this absolutely adorable super soft llama plush at only £2.99! Those beady eyes, that cosy-looking body, and it's the ideal huggable size to cuddle up with. Coming in pink, brown, white, and cream, we also have a bunch of other cute critters just waiting for you.

     

    Mini Mason Jar Candle - £1 each

    Why not say 'thank you' to those teachers with a set of these?

    You surely can't go wrong with candles (especially in quaint mini Mason jars)! They're stylish, practical, let off a fantastic scent, and are a steal at £1 each (individuals sold separately)!  With cinnamon, black cherry, mulberry, toasted marshmallow, lemon meringue pie, and coconut all available, you have such a range to pick from. There's something for everyone!

    Ultra Plush Socks & Foot Cream - £2.46

    Or for that Secret Santa who like a bit of a pamper session, why not treat them to something from our footcare range? Socks for Christmas is a cliche, it's true; however, ultra plush socks with some rosewater peony foot cream? Now that's something a bit different! With the weather getting colder and colder, gift your Secret Santa with something warm and cosy this year.

    With our amazing bargain prices, you can even mix and match the above however you wish to create the ultimate Secret Santa gift selection! Why not pop down to your local Poundstretcher today using our Store Finder and have a browse?

    Also, check out our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages for even more festive goodness, competitions, and who knows, you might find even more stellar gift ideas!

  • Get Ghoulishly Great Halloween Decorations at Poundstretcher

    Halloween is when all the spooky, ghoulish things come out to play. Not only does that make it a great excuse to get dressed up in fantastic Halloween costumes, but there’s also ample opportunity to decorate rooms, offices, and any space you fancy with Halloween decorations.

    At Poundstretcher, we have everything you need to have a Halloween to remember! With a wide variety of bargain Halloween decorations to help set the mood, you can be sure everyone will get into the fright night feel.

     

     Spooky Lights

    Getting the right lights in place goes a long way when it comes to creating that creepy Halloween vibe. Poundstretcher is the place to head to in order to find themed lights that are the perfect addition to anywhere you want to give a frightening feel to.

    We stock a selection of spooky Halloween lights that come in a range of shapes such as bats, spiders, pumpkins and ghosts.

    There are also string lights with a Halloween style available. Take a look at our eyeball and pumpkin string lights. These are great items to hang to create a scary environment in which to celebrate this spooky day.

     

    Truly Ghoulish Products

    Here at Poundstretcher, we know exactly what will get those pulses racing and people jumping out of their skin this Halloween.

    For starters, we have scary spider webs and 4 packs of spider web decorations. These really give off that creepy vibe needed for a Halloween party, as do these fright tape products, which we have available with messages such as ‘Biohazard’ and ‘Enter if you dare’.

    We stock tinsel Halloween decorations too. Take a look at these pumpkin, black cat and spider web decorations – ideal items for creating a spooky vibe. If you want something even scarier, then why not grab these spooky rat and bird skeleton models, or these hanging caged skeletons, available in silver or gold.

    Why not think about a hanging bone angel skeleton or a creepy skull chain? Or for those people looking to create a really nightmarish vibe, we have hanging pirate skullscreepy rat decorations, and even a severed leg available! These are sure to give any guests to your Halloween party the heebie-jeebies!

     

    Family Fun Decorations

    We know these kinds of decorations aren’t for everybody, so our range of Halloween decorations at Poundstretcher caters to all the family.

    We offer glitter shapes of pumpkins and skulls, as well as glow in the dark googly eyes, spooky tea lights and Halloween character bunting.

    In fact, we have a variety of partyware available. We stock Halloween balloons, glow sticks, and Halloween garlands, so there’s no reason not to head to your nearest Poundstretcher store for all your Halloween 2018 needs!

  • Kick Off The World Cup With Massive Bargains

    Very soon, cheers will roar and BBQs will fire up as the most anticipated sports event in the world will have everyone's attention.

    All eyes will be fixed upon their TVs, at least that's the case with us here at Poundstretcher, as 32 teams compete in the FIFA World Cup in Russia!

    So, why not invite your friends and family over for some tasty grub and delicious drinks? From there you can enjoy the game as well as some fantastic bargains from Poundstretcher!

     

    Stuff to Eat

    From Seabrook crisps to Pringles (such as our Thai Green Curry, Mac & Cheese, and BBQ Ribs flavours), we have such a wide range of crisps alone that'll go perfectly with your footy.

    Nutsbiscuitspopcorn, and more, we have everything that will turn your get-togethers or parties into winning successes! We also have a wide range of delectable sweets and chocolate to cheer about too!

    With the sun being out and the heat rising, letting us all know that summer is definitely here, why not break out the BBQ and have a delightful garden party (that may or may not coincide with the football).

    Whatever you want cooking up, be it burgers, sausages, or a vegetarian alternative, we have everything you could need for everything to go 100% a-okay.

     

    Stuff to Drink

    Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Dr Pepper, Sprite, Fanta, we have it all for you here in all manner of sizes and quantities! It's always good to stock up on drinks for a party or even if you're just watching the game by yourself. The last thing you want is to run out of Coke right before kick-off!

    We also have a number of energy drinks, such as Rockstar, for those late night matches!

    So, with the start of the World Cup being mere days away, why not stock up on supplies and stuff your cupboards full of goodies?! If you want to find your nearest store, just check out our handy Store Finder to find your nearest Poundstretcher today!

  • Our Top 5 Garden Ornaments for 2018

    The sun is out and the garden is calling! There are flowers to plant, the grass to cut, and everything made to look their best for any potential BBQs on the horizon. Even if you simply want a nice and relaxing space to chill out in, why not deck your soon-to-be vibrant and lush paradise this summer with Poundstretcher's great range of garden ornaments?

    You'll be able to find whatever you need, be it solar lights or garden ornaments. In no particular order, here are our five top picks for 2018:

     

    Solar Fluttering Butterfly

    Starting with this vibrant and brilliant installation, why not bring some elegance to your outdoor space this summer with a solar-powered butterfly?! Our bright and cheery friend, the sun, charges this life-like butterfly (that's all connected to a solar panel and stake) for a beautiful display. With the sun's rays providing the energy, watch as these winged wonders flutter and dance through the breeze.

    There are four different colours in all, so if blue isn't your style then you can always check out the rest of our selection.

     

    Mini Flower Pot Windmill

    Whether you want to decorate your garden, patio, greenhouse, or any other outdoor space, this cute 15cm tall mini flower pot windmill is perfect! The beautiful patterned flower petals twirl as the wind passes through, creating a wonderful and calming spectacle.

    Mini Ladybird Garden Wall Art

    If you'd rather have something attached to your plain walls, why not take a look at these wall art mini ladybirds? These quirky little critters are a rustic and fun way to liven up your garden walls or fences. Made of weather resistant material, you can have this decoration displayed all year round! With two colours available, you can make your walls something of a focal point this summer!

     

    3D Rainbow Diamond Sun Catcher

     

    An amazing hanging product, this is something that will add a sparkle and a shimmer to any garden! Here we have a multi-coloured rainbow diamond sun catcher (approx. 21x21x9cm); with a twisted 3D design, the sun catch will blow in the wind and catch the rays all day long! Just imagine the gleam radiating as it blows gently underneath a tree branch, or even in a toasty, relaxing conservatory?

     

    Decorative Bird

    Finally, we have a delightfully small ornament (9x10x6cm approx.) that'd look great on a patio or amidst a flower bed! This adorable little blue bird (or yellow if you prefer) features a vibrant painted flower on the front and a subtle washed colour throughout.

    Or, if you aren't into birds, then why not take this delightful decorative stone home with you? Adorned with the word 'believe', and surrounded by beautiful flowers, this will make a colourful addition to any garden.

     

    Something Extra

    Not strictly an ornament, why not finish off your garden to give it a little extra something? Illuminate a walkway, edge a flower bed, or fill a planter with these unique glow-in-the-dark pebbles!

    See something you like? Why not head on down to your nearest Poundstretcher to see what bargains you can grab! Don't know where your nearest store is? Well then, just check out our handy Store Finder, where Google directions, distance, and opening times are just a click away!

  • Decorate Your Garden With Hanging Baskets This Summer

    Spring is coming to an end, but that doesn't mean you can slack with gardening in this delightfully warm weather! With help from Poundstretcher, why not create that vibrant garden paradise before summer officially hits? How? Well, just take a look at our range of outdoor gardening planters and hanging baskets for starters!

     

    Corn Rope Hanging Basket

    One great way to add some real life and colour to your garden space, or even just outside your front door, is this well-crafted and rustic corn rope hanging basket. Simply add any flower you desire to create a gorgeous visual display (within reason, of course, as no sunflower is going to look great sagging from a hanging basket).

    Whether you wish to keep it simple (as seen above) or if you want to fill it to the brim with as many flowers as possible, this 14-inch cone-shaped basket is a great start. The sturdy and durable metal frame will hold your flowers with ease, and with the plastic cover for protection, it will keep your flowers in perfect position.

     

    Rattan Hanging Basket

    Want an even more rustic charm for your garden? Well then, this rattan hanging basket is just what you're looking for! A classic garden basket, this will allow you to display your flowers and shrubs whether you suspend them from porch roofs, conservatories, sheds, balcony railings, ceilings, outside your front door, wherever!

    Complete with a large metal hook, this basket suspends from a classic link chain and is ready to display the prettiest of your flowers and herbs. It's simple, it's effective, and it's a bargain!

     

    Hanging Basket Wall Brackets

    Ideal to attach to the side of any house or wall, we have both 10-inch and 14-inch wall brackets to add a touch of nature to any and all aspects of your home. You can proudly show off your gift for gardening and will also bring that colour to your garden throughout the flower season.

     

    Hanging Basket Liners

    No hanging basket would be complete without an appropriate liner! Not only will these slot within your hanging basket, but it will aid your plant's growth. Sturdy and sound, we also have coco liners (coming in 12 and 14 inches) that will comfortably hold your flowers firmly in place, helping them to grow and develop into big, beautiful blooms!

     

    There's More Than Hanging Baskets

    Don't want hanging baskets but still want to show off your green fingers and have that vibrancy only flowers can bring? Well then, why not think about wall mounting with some of our Venetian wall planters or rustic heart garden wall baskets?

    Before the summer sets in fully, why not get out into the garden, get inspired, and add some hanging vibrancy! Want to find the quickest way to your nearest Poundstretcher? Just check out our handy Store Finder, where Google directions, distance, and opening times can all be easily accessible!

  • Our Top Pick Of Flowers & Veg To Transform Your Garden

    It's that time of the year, people! Time for those fingers to turn green and to get on out there into the glorious spring sunshine! The snow and freezing weather are behind us now (we hope), and with April nearing the half-way mark why not think about how to transform your garden into a lush paradise? You'll reap the benefits come summer when you can relax on the patio with vibrant colours and sights surrounding you.

    Now you can fall in love with your garden all over again, regardless of space. All you need is the time and the willpower to see things through. Here we have a few top choices of how you can change your garden with Poundstretcher's range of flowers and veggie seeds!

    Butterfly Garden Set - £1.99

    Decorate your garden with this gorgeous butterfly set, featuring a beautiful butterfly stake and a shake n' rake butterfly seed mixture, containing rainbow shades. The eye-catching butterfly stake is super durable and, paired with the butterfly-attracting seed mixture, your garden with be fluttering with butterflies in no time!

    It's a great way to attract insects to your garden, which has more benefits than simply looking pretty. With varied colours and flowers available, you can find the best match for your garden.

     

    Wild Flower Meadow Seed Mix - £1.00

    Or, how about bringing in a romantic wild meadow look to your garden with the Wild Flower Meadow Mix! It's a lovely combination of annuals and perennials that will flower throughout the season. It covers up to 20 square metres approx. With requiring direct sowing, they are quick to grow.

    Can you just imagine it? Your garden being allowed to flourish in a pattern of whimsical and pretty flowers in a mix of wild colours! It's stunning, it's beautiful, and it can all be yours.

     

    Vegetable & Flower Seeds Mix - 79p

    We sell more than just sunflowers, believe me. With your green fingers, you can fill your garden with huge, wonderful, and amazing produce/flowers by growing your own this season with our great range of seeds. We have a wide variety, whether you want to makeover your garden with dahlias, spice it up with some fiery chillis, or cool things down with mixed lettuce leaves. You'll get your dream Eden-like paradise at a fantastically cheap price.

    This isn't all we have to offer; there's plenty more to choose from. So, why not get out into the garden, get inspired, and transform yours into a relaxing haven! Then just check out our handy Store Finder to find your nearest Poundstretcher and grab some bargain supplies today!

  • Get Set for Spring Cleaning with Our 5 Easy Tips

    Where has the time gone? It's April already and spring is very much in full bloom! With Easter now behind us, it's time to think about (if you haven't already) cracking on with some spring cleaning before it slips away from you!

    With our wide range of products here at Poundstretcher, you'll have everything you need to tackle this task before you. Here are a few quick tips to help make everything easier and our top choice of cleaning products to use.

     

    Tip #0: Before You Begin - Clean Your Utensils

    The last thing you want is to track more dirt and pesky dust bunnies around your home, right? Well, then one of the first things you should consider before sweeping your brooms left, right, and centre is to give the bristles a good cleaning. This goes for any cloths you wish to use too.

    Just simply give them a quick once-over with your vacuum (making sure to give the nozzle a clean afterwards too) or wash it with warm, soapy water. Also make sure you give your sponges a good soak too.

     

    Tip #1: Clean Your Light Fixtures

    You'll be amazed at how dusty your light fixtures can get, and also at how much it can slightly alter the lighting in your home. All it takes is a quick climb up a stepladder, a sponge, and some handy Flash all-purpose cleaner to get the job done.

    Regular up-keep also prevents the build-up in these tough to reach places, meaning you'll have a cleaner home. It's especially useful to bear in mind if someone in the house has dust allergies and/or breathing difficulties.

     

    Tip #2: Wipe Every Surface, Even Vertical Ones

    It isn't just the kitchen counters and other horizontal surfaces you should clean on a regular basis. Build-up can occur on your cupboard doors and drawers too, almost seeming invisible. It's a good idea to give everything a good wipe with some antibacterial surface cleaner to get rid of the germs for good.

     

    Tip #3: Deep Clean Your Fridge

    Same as the windows, make sure you clean the inside and outside of your fridge; you'd be surprised how much grime can gather on your fridge door! Gather up all your refrigerated supplies and give the entire inside a good clean. Pull out all the interior shelves and wash them in warm soapy water, followed by wiping down everything else that cannot be removed (this includes the sides, bottom, and fridge 'ceiling'.).

     

    Tip #4: Clean the Windows Inside & Out

    First off, did you know it's a better idea to clean your windows on a cloudy day? That way you can ensure the water and Mr Muscle window spray will not dry and create a load of speckles before you're done.

    It can be difficult to clean the outside of your windows if they're not reachable at ground level. However, it's worth making sure they're just as clean as the inside. What's the point of cleaning the windows on the inside, if there are smudges and dirt on the outside? One product that can help you is our Window Cleaning Kit, containing a rubber squeegee, microfibre mop, a replacement window mop pad, ergonomic hand grip, and telescopic pole (that extends to 1.05cm approx.)!

     

    Tip #5: Declutter All The Clutter

    Finally, tackle the biggest part of spring cleaning (getting rid of and/or organising all your clutter) with our range of storage options! This doesn't mean cramming things anywhere, stuffing them into a box, and leaving them under the bed. No, you might as well do a complete clear out of all your unwanted books, movies, and knick-knacks (either selling them on eBay or giving them to a charity shop). The rest of them can then be organised by size/subject/genre and then neatly aligned.

    For your clothes, some over-door hooks can work wonders in freeing up some space, as would placing your random bits and pieces in any of our plastic storage containers. Also, similar to organising your books and movies, it would be worth doing the same for clothes. Having a designated space for each type of clothing (and also arranging them by occasion) would make your daily routine much smoother.

     

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