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  • Get your Garden Summer-Ready With Poundstretcher

    We’ve already had some glorious, sunny days this year, and fingers crossed there will be plenty more to come.

    Anybody with or without an outdoor space will cherish the sunny days and warm evenings that the British summer brings. However, it's always nice to make that small outdoor haven in your garden into something even better.

    There are a host of garden and outdoor products available at Poundstretcher – all coming at conveniently low prices.

    Whether you’re looking for gardening accessories or gardening gifts, in this blog, we pick out some of the best options for our customers to help you create and maintain their perfect outdoor place.

    Solar Light Up Your Life

    Outdoor solar lights are all the rage! These cleverly designed items use the sun’s rays to shine during those lingering evenings and make your garden a really tranquil space.

    We offer a wide selection of solar lights in different styles and designs, helping you find exactly what you need in your garden.

    We also have lantern-style products, as well as glass jar lights and white solar crackle balls.

    And one popular option is our solar flower topiary balls. These are available in purple, white, and red, and offer something truly different.solar light topiary ball

     

     

    Luscious Lawns & Fabulous Flowerbeds

    For many green-fingered customers, the lawn is their pride and joy. Maintaining a great green space is a priority, and we have all the products required to keep your lawn looking great all summer long. We have lawn seed available at great low prices, as well as all the tools and equipment you need to maintain flowerbeds.

    Take a look through our gardening tools, including gardening planters, gardening forks, and trowels – all available at exceptional prices and bargain deals.

    What’s more, you can keep bushes and other green areas neat and tidy with our garden hedge shears, while we have garden sacks and pop up garden bags to make it easy to tidy things away.

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    Fences & Planters & Baskets, Oh My!

    For many gardeners up and down the country, one part of their hobby is ensuring all the elements of the garden are shipshape.

    We have a host of fencing items at Poundstretcher, including fence paint and garden screening. There’s also a vast selection of garden chemicals for a variety of tasks. This range includes path and patio cleaner, slug killer and scent off animal repellent.

    We also have a host of planters and baskets that are ideals for keeping flowers and other green items in.

    And those with greenhouses should also take a look through our propagation range.

    To take advantage of the superb range of outdoor and garden products we have available at Poundstretcher, simply head to your nearest store. You can find yours by using our Store Finder! Be sure to start planning your visit and get everything you need for a wonderful summer 2019.

    Oh, and why not tell us about your garden and show us some pictures on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

  • Make Your Home Smell Fabulous With Neutradol

    It's still spring cleaning time, and we're talking about another way to make your home smell fabulous. Last week it was Glade candles, this time it is Neutradol, the world's no.1 deodouriser.

    With 'fresh science' these following fantastic lines are just what you need to make your home smell fresh and fragrant this spring. Oh, and did we mention that all of our Neutradol lines are only 90p each, and come in three scent-sational aromas!

     

    Air Deodouriser Room Spray

    Let's start with your room spray. It safely destroys and annihilates those nasty stinky odours that plague your kitchen, living space, office, you name it. If stench can get to it, this spray can neutralise it!

     

    Gel Power Orb

    You can just smell the power these orbs give out! Just like our sprays above, these work hard to abolish the stinky smells around your; however, with these orbs, you don't have to do a thing (except set it up, of course). After that, you'll have 90 days of delightful fragrance wafting through your home.

     

    Quick Spray Odour Destroyer

    As the name implies, all it takes is only quick spray (a single touch) to unleash a burst of odour destroying freshness. All that gets left behind is clean, fresh air as the bad smell molecules vanish!

     

    Fresh Vac Carpet Deodouriser

    Tobacco, pets, cooking; these are all causes of undesirable smells (with cooking, don't get us wrong, your cooking might smell great; but do you really want that garlic and onion smell stuck around on your carpet?).

    All you need to do is sprinkle some of this on your carpet, vacuum it up, and all those nasty, mean bad odour molecules will be history! Who doesn't want a nice clean smelling carpet, especially when you want to show off your home after a good spring clean!

    What are your thoughts on our Neutradol range? Let us know (and maybe give us some of your thoughts of spring cleaning tips) on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

    If you want to know where you can pick up all of these amazing cleaning goodies, then why not check out our Store Finder for your nearest Poundstretcher store!

  • Why You Should Get Into Knitting This Spring!

    Knitting is a fantastic pastime for the young and old alike. Ignore all the nay-sayers and those who liken you to an old granny. Knitting is something you could be getting into right now, especially with the Easter holidays just around the corner!

    So, why should you even get invested in knitting in the first place? Well, we have just a few quick reasons why this creative form of expression is something you should consider!

    And don't fret about where to grab all your supplies; whether you're new to the craft or not, Poundstretcher have you covered for all your knitting needs.

    We have yarn galore across our stores in all manner of colours, and we aren't pulling the wool over your eyes either with our prices. Our yarn start at only £1.99 each!

     

    #1 Gifts from the Heart

    It's always lovely to get a handmade gift, right? Well, how do you think all your friends and family will feel when you knit them scarfs, hats, and other little bits and pieces? Those kinds of gifts are one-of-a-kind and handcrafted by you, making them extra special!

     

    #2 Cost-effective Gifting

    As well as giving a gift that's from the heart, it's also a fantastic way to be cost-effective (especially around Christmas). Knitting your own presents is an inexpensive way of letting people know you're thinking of them.

     

    #3 Keeps Your Mind Sharp

    It's not all about other people; knitting can do wonders for your mind and mental health! It's a great creative hobby that keeps your brain active with a nice logical and creative mixed workout.

     

    #4 A Business in the Making

    Of course, it's not all about money, however, your knitting hobby can lead itself to you opening your own little business online! And with how much of a bargain you can buy our yarn for, you won't be breaking the bank for supplies.

     

    #5 Relieves Your Stress

    Knitting is also a great stress reliever; it keeps your hands busy, and not to mention that focusing on something so intricate can really take you away to a calmer place.

    Think there are any other reasons we missed out? Why don't you let us know and share some of your creations in the comment section on Facebook? We'd also LOVE to see you tag us in some pictures on Twitter and Instagram too!

    To grab some yarn today, just head on over to your nearest Poundstretcher! Don't know where that is? Well, just use our handy Store Finder and you'll know exactly where it is!

  • There's Easter Fun For Everyone At Poundstretcher

    Easter is one of the big events on the year’s calendar, with the schools closing and many people enjoying some much deserved time off for some Easter fun!

    It’s also a great chance to get friends and family together and spend some quality time in great company.

    To help you and your nearest and dearest have an Easter to remember, at Poundstretcher we’ve put together a great range of products for Easter 2019.

     

    Get Cracking, Get Crafty

    Our Easter gifts and products this year have a focus on the arts and crafts, so if you’re looking for great activities and creative projects, look no further than the Poundstretcher Easter range.

    Shoppers with young children will love the selection of creative craft options we have available. For example, there are Easter craft kits available to buy. These great items are packed full of coloured paper shapes, string and sequins to help children (and big kids!) make something wonderful this Easter time. These kits come with glittery butterflies and bunnies for you and your family to enjoy, so be sure to pick one up.

    We also have decorate your own Easter character packs available. Containing 8 great masks including bunnies and chicks of different colours, these are the perfect way to get into the Easter spirit.

     

    Easter Gifts Galore

    There are also 4 packs of Easter money wallets if you’re looking to give a special Easter money gift, while we have beautiful gift bags with bunnies and chicks featured.

    No Easter is complete without an Easter Egg hunt. We have special Easter Egg Hunt Kits that provide everything you need to ensure a great time is had by all. These kits contain various egg counters, cute ‘this way’ signs to guide participants to the goodies and storage bags to contain their findings.

    We also stock Floral Easter Cards, as well as packs allowing people to decorate their own Easter Cards. These are great for kids and really allows them to get creative and share some Easter joy.

    What’s more, we have Easter sticker rolls, and cute cuddly plush toys in the shape of lambs, chicks, and bunnies. These are lovely presents for kids and adults alike.

    Be sure to get all the Easter gifts you need this year from your local Poundstretcher store. To locate yours, simply use our Find a Store tool and start planning your next trip.

    Check out more fantastic deals on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages!

  • Your April Growing Guide From 79p!

    It's no joke, April is here and the sun is shining (for the most part)! We've not long been into spring and with March now behind us, it's time to start thinking more about what we all want our gardens to look like for the summer!

    Surely you all are itching to get your gardening gloves at the ready, pick out your favourite gardening tools, and get to work, right? Well, we have hints and tips for you in what to sow and plant this April right here at Poundstretcher!

     

    The Grass Is Always Greener

    Is your lawn looking a bit patchy and neglected? Then now is the time to sow some grass seeds for £4.99 for a 2KG bag that can help it return to its former glory. It's so easy to forget about the grassy parts of our garden, but these need as much love and care as your flowers.

    Our lawn seed is a blend of fine-leaved dwarf perennial ryegrass and fescue with ryegrass, to provide a hard-wearing, high-shoot density lawn for domestic gardens. For the best results, sprinkle a pre-seeding fertiliser, following the manufacturer’s instructions, over the area to be sown, and rake into the seedbed.

     

    Growing All The Veggies!

    With the birds singing, blossoms blooming, and the warmer weather floating in on the breeze, it’s the perfect time to get your veggies growing!

    The season of fresh salad will soon be upon us – so get planting some lettuces, kale seeds, and tomatoes ready to fill salad bowls at BBQs in your stunningly lush gardens. Why not also sow some cucumbers towards the end of the month too for good measure?

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    Don’t forget about the dishes you’ll be preparing come late summer and autumn though, now is the time to sow cabbages and onions ready for stews and soups.

    If you’re looking to add some colour to your meal times, beetroots are the veg for you, and just the thing to plant this month as well. We have a great selection of seeds starting from ONLY 79p, so you can stock up on as much as you want at your local Poundstretcher and you won't be breaking the bank!

     

    Delectable Fruit

    It’s just the month to get your potted fruit trees and plants growing – great if you have limited space as fruit will thrive even on your balcony! But don’t forget to protect your plum and pear trees from the icy grasp of spring frost that still comes a-knocking at night.

    We stock a range of amazing large fruit trees from just only £4.99, so why not grow some delicious fruit and make a saving today?

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    Here Come The Herbs

    Those herbs you grew from seeds or bought can now go outside, into pots, window boxes or our range of planters starting from £1.  We especially like to fill hanging baskets with hardy rosemary, fragrant mint, and bright chives and watch as they thrive. Their small brightly coloured flowers will attract bees to your garden as well, so sit back and relax as you watch these marvelous creatures buzz around your herb garden.

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    If you’re fond of Italian flavours in your cooking, basil seeds are also great to sow in April – truly versatile basil is wonderful in chicken, pasta, and even strawberry-based dishes believe it or not!

    So, if you’ve been bitten by the gardening bug, and you want to try your hand at growing some greens this spring, why not pop over to your local Poundstretcher to grab some supplies today!

    Also, if you have any great gardening tips or wish to see more of our unbelievable bargains, head on over to our Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter pages!

  • Top 5 Cleaning Products You Couldn't Do Without

    There's so much to do around this time of year it seems, and sometimes there's so little time to fit it all in. However, once you get a moment or two, why not think about giving your entire house a good spring clean?

    Or, better yet for those with limited time on their hands, why not settle for mini bursts of scrubbing and doing the odd job here and there? At Poundstretcher, we have a whole wide range of cleaning products for your spring cleaning needs.

    Here are 5 of our top picks from our cleaning range that will do wonders for your home! We'll also let you in on some of the best ways to utilise them!

    Before we get going, make sure you're all kitted out with some cleaning must-haves: yellow rubber gloves from 69p, a refill for your mop for £1.16, and why not give yourself a treat mid-way through with some McVities rich tea biscuits for 79p!

     

     

    Zoflora Up Your Home

    Out of the 5 products mentioned here, Zoflora is without a doubt one you should stock up on 100%! They're just THAT versatile, not to mention they smell absolutely brilliant with Lavender, Springtime, and Hyacinth scents on offer.

    At ONLY 90p each, these 120ml bottles will kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses from your home, not to mention they contain a powerful odour elimination ingredient.

    Whether you dilute them to wipe down surfaces, add some to a brush and scrub the inside your bin, or even wipe down your window blinds, you'll be amazed.

    Also, why not leave some Zoflora in your sink to work on your plughole; give it a while and you'll find your entire room smelling fresh and clean!

     

    Pretty In Pink

    Spring cleaning doesn't just mean pushing the hoover around, wiping down the surfaces with Dettol, and giving the grill a good scrub. No, you need to go above a beyond for this sparkling time of year! Get into every nook and cranny you can find to make sure everything is spick and span.

    One way you can do this is with the ever-so-famous The Pink Stuff! Available for only 69p each, just apply this hardworking paste to your tiles, glass, paintwork, cookers, and even pots & pans! It's a cleaner that will rid your surfaces of all those nasty stains with ease!

    Simply rub onto the surface using a soft cloth and rinse away with water for easy stain removal anywhere.

     

    Freshen Up Your Carpets

    Carpets are something we might hoover a lot, but when was the last time you actually gave it a bit of freshening up? It doesn't matter where your carpets are, you can use our 1001 Carpet Fresh anywhere!

    We have a range of scents to choose from at only £1.79, but our ideal pick would be our limited edition, Spring Blossom & Mandarin.

    Just spray on the desired area and leave to allow the quick-drying foam to penetrate deep down into your carpet fibres (it only takes a few minutes).

    It's safe to use on the most delicate of carpets, including wool. Your carpet and home will be left smelling fresh and clean like a beautiful spring day, and with a quick drying fine foam, it means there's no need to vacuum!

     

    Pining For Those Clean Surfaces?

    This fantastic Stardrops 4-in-1 Pine Disinfectant is just what you need to destroy those pesky germs and viruses, such as the Flu virus, from your home. It works similar to Zoflora, except this has the advantage of being in a spray bottle, making it a breeze to spritz onto any surface (across tiled walls, in the deep recesses of the cupboards, anywhere that you might not sort out on a regular basis).

    This little beauty destroys 99.9% of bacteria, leaving your home nice and clean and provides you with a fresh smelling pine scent. What could be better?

     

    Show That Grime Some Muscle!

    Get stuck in and put in some muscle; Mr. Muscle that is! Don't you hate it when you're trying to wash up or have a shower, only to find that nothing is really going down that easy? If regularly kept on top of, there's a way you can stop it getting to that state!

    For only £1.99, our Mr. Muscle drain gel can have you sorted in just minutes with its 5-minute action formula! All it takes it one mighty shot down your toilet or sink and total blockages will be squared away!

    So, what do you think of our top 5? Maybe you think there are some other amazing cleaning products out there even better than these? Or perhaps you want to share some even better tips and cleaning tricks with us? Head on over to our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages and get stuck in!

    Find your nearest Poundstretcher today with our Store Finder tool for opening hours, addresses, and contact details!

  • Decorate Your Home Without Breaking The Bank

    Ever looked around your home and felt that things could do with a bit of a sprucing up?

    They say your home is your castle, but if you’ve had the same décor, furniture, and accessories for a while, it’s easy to feel uninspired and underwhelmed.

    The problem is that completely redecorating a room of your home doesn’t always come cheap. If you find yourself browsing through home decoration magazines and the like, the rooms you see may well look beautiful, but are sure to cost a pretty penny to put together.

    A better alternative is to get hold of real bargains for your home and put together a fresh feel piece-by-piece! This will save you cash, while still giving your home that longed-for sense of revitalisation.

    This is where a visit to your nearest Poundstretcher store comes in! Each of our stores offers a great selection of homeware products at unbelievably low prices for you to take advantage of.

    So to help you find what you need, we’ve put together this guide to our homeware selection to help offer some inspiration and guidance as to what’s on offer.

     

    Rework those Rooms

    Firstly, it’s important to get your home décor looking as you want it to in order to create that perfect interior space. At Poundstretcher, we have everything from beautiful rugs, to blankets and throws,  to clocks and candles that can give your rooms a new vibe in no time at all. We also have a huge range of fantastic bedding, so your bedroom can be freshened up too.

    Perhaps you’re looking specifically to enhance the look and feel of your kitchen? We can certainly help there too. There's a great selection of kitchen and dining products that can help you not only add some colour and feel of the room, but also help you enhance the practicality of your time in the kitchen.

    Bathrooms are another part of the home that can often do with a little sprucing up. Bath mats and towels, as well as colourful toilet brushes, new toilet seats, and toilet roll stands are all available from Poundstretcher.

     

    Get things Organised

    One thing that can really detract from your home space is a sense of clutter and disorganisation. That means that having a strong storage system in place can be very advantageous.

    We offer a host of fabulous storage options that can help you get everything in order. Perfect for busy family life, be sure to take a look through our plastic storage, storage furniture, baskets and boxes.

    And while you’re looking for top homewares, why not browse through our household range too. These home essentials are always a good addition to any home.

    Also, it’s always a good idea to keep your home clean and tidy. We have a fantastic selection of cleaning supplies for you to buy at great low prices, so you can make sure everything’s looking great with ease.
    To take advantage of our sensational selection of homeware products and more, simply visit your nearest store. Where might that be? Well, find yours using our handy Store Finder tool today. We look forward to seeing you!

    Oh, and if you want to hear more about competitions and sensational deals, why not head on over to our Facebook and Twitter pages. Maybe you can show everyone just how stellar your new home décor is?

  • Finding All Your Flippin' Fantastic Pancake Day Essentials

    Every year, Shrove Tuesday – also known as Pancake Day – presents a great chance for families and friends to get together and spend some quality time in each other’s company while enjoying some tasty treats.

    There are loads of different ways to make pancakes depending on what your specific preferences are, and you can include exciting flavours and textures to make your pancakes that little bit different if you so wish. But there are some rudimental elements and items that are required for the making of pancakes.

    Here at Poundstretcher, we can provide you with a great selection of items to help support with your Pancake Day efforts.

     

    All The Ingredients!

    When it comes to those basic ingredients for pancakes, a few things spring to mind.

    The first are flour and milk; with McDougal flour and skimmed and semi-skimmed organic milk from Moo available in our stores, you now just need a few other ingredients before you're ready to go!

    Eggs are a must, while vegetable oil and salts such as our natural sea salts can help to add flavour. And, of course, let's not forget the lemon juice!

     

    Grab All The Equipment!

    To make truly top of the range pancakes, it’s important you have the right tools at hand.

    A large bowl such as a mixing bowl is the perfect way to get all your ingredients together and mixed up. All your eggs, flour, milk and other ingredients need to be thoroughly whisked, which you can do with a stainless steel or nylon whisks.

    You can then use specially-designed crêpe pans to start the heating process. If you don’t have a crêpe pan to hand, a ceramic frying pan will work just fine. Choose from 20cm, 24cm and 28cm frying pans.

    Don’t forget about a dash of sunflower oil spray to prevent the ingredients from sticking to the pan.

     

    Why Not Get Experimental?


    There’s no reason why you can’t add a few interesting elements to this year’s pancake batch and add a bit of variety to proceedings.

    This host of chocolate items can be used to provide a tasty alternative to the traditional pancake, while there are also plenty of sweets available to spread on pancakes too.

     

    Super-Serving Options

    Once you’ve got that perfect pancake cooked and ready, it’s serving time!

    Explore a great selection of plates, bowls, and cutlery for you to eat your pancakes from. You can pick up all manner of kitchen and dining items at Poundstretcher, so don’t miss out.

    And once you’re finished and you feel the kitchen could do with a bit of a spruce up, we have a great range of kitchen cleaners for you to pick from.

    To make sure that Pancake Day 2019 is one to remember, be sure to plan a visit to your nearest Poundstretcher store and pick up a host of great items.

    Also, why not post your delightful pancake creations with us on Facebook or Twitter?

  • Get Set For Spring Cleaning With Our 6 Easy Tips

     

    Where has the time gone? It's almost March and that means spring is getting closer to being in full bloom (could have sworn I saw a bumblebee the other day)! With Easter and Mother's Day on the horizon, 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 #1: 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 afterward too) or wash it with warm, soapy water. Also, make sure you give your sponges a good soak too.

     

    Tip #2: 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 Dettol Anti-bacterial surface 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 #3: 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 #4: 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 #5: 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 #6: 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.

     

    Have any other top tips on cleaning wizardry to share? Maybe you're a domestic deity who wishes to impart a fantastic way of tackling daily cleaning chores? Well then, share your thoughts and views on our Facebook and Twitter pages, and also be sure to check out our weekly competitions and amazing deals.

    Want to find your nearest store? Well, just use our Store Finder and your local store (including directions and opening hours) will be available to you in a flash.

  • All The Moving Day Necessities You Need

    They say that moving home can be one of the most stressful things a person can do. And that’s a pretty well-founded theory, as anyone who’s carried out a serious house move will well know.

    With so much to shift from your old home to your new abode, it can be an overwhelming thought. But by being structured and organised, it is possible to make a house move a relatively stress-free process.

    One way to help make sure this is the case is by stocking up on excellent moving items that can be used to not only haul your belongings to their new location but also store things once you’re nicely settled into your new home.

    Plastic Storage Options

    Plastic storage boxes are perfect for any big move. They provide ample space to fill with all your precious items and protect them during transit.

    They are also a very flexible option and are perfect for everything from kitchenware and household items to clothes, shoes and even food and drink.

    And once everything is safely moved in, these boxes are great for storing a wide variety of household items. They can be stored under beds, in closets or wardrobes with ease, and are a great way of helping to ensure your home looks spotless.

    Baskets and Boxes

    If you’re looking for more visually-striking storage options for your new home that can double up as extra moving equipment, we have a great selection of basket and boxes.

    These are ideal for families with young children and can house all those toys and items that can get misplaced during a big move, helping parents to avoid tantrums and tears. Plus you can use them to tidy toys away once you’re happily settled in your new home.

    Cleaning Everything Up

    One of the often forgotten elements of moving is cleaning up the mess you leave behind. Nobody wants to leave a house or flat in a poor state when moving out, but it’s always amazing how much unseen dirt can accumulate over time without you even realising.

    So when the big moving day comes, having a great selection of basic cleaning supplies at your disposal can help get things neat and tidy in no time.

    At Poundstretcher, we have a massive range of cleaning products that can help you leave the home you’re vacating looking fresh for the next occupants. We offer a fine range of kitchen cleaners and bathroom cleaners that can get things looking shipshape quickly. This means that if you’re renting, for example, you can give yourself a better chance of getting that all important deposit back.

    Where To Find These Goodies?

    So ahead of your big move, make sure you schedule in a visit to your nearest Poundstretcher store. You can pick up a fine selection of essential items and prepare for the big move in style.

    Do you have any fantastic tips or hints on the best way to sort out with the stress of moving? Come and tell us on Facebook or Twitter!

  • 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?

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