How To Shop At HomeGoods

How To Shop At HomeGoods The Right Way

After working at HomeGoods for the past two years, I have gathered some helpful tips when it comes to shopping there.


I started working at HomeGoods around Christmas-time in my junior year of high school. I stayed for the next year, and then worked again over my breaks while at college, because I loved it just that much. As the days went on, I kept hearing the same complaints from customers. I then realized there's an easy way to cheat the system and have a happy shopping experience.

1. If you like it even a little, put it in your cart!

If I had a dime for every time a customer came running to the registers asking if an item they saw yesterday was sold, I'd be richer than Jeff Bezos and Oprah Winfrey combined. The items do go fast, so chances are if you see something on Tuesday, it won't be there in an hour, nevertheless on Wednesday. If you like it even a little, put it in your cart and purchase it. Worse comes to worse, you return it in the morning!

2. Be kind to the employees, they know where every item is

Yes, I do actually know where the pink striped tea cup with the golden bottom is. Its on the second shelf hiding under a large bamboo cutting board, with a set of bright green salad tongs sitting on top. It might sound ridiculous, but every employee has this thought process when asked about a specific item. We are constantly scanning and reorganizing the store, so our minds become a road map of the entire store. Personally, I will walk you to the teacup instantly. But, in retail, it always helps being kind. Storming up to a store associate will get you nowhere. If you treat them like your daughter, or sister, or student (assuming you are nice to all of these people), then you will succeed in finding the items lost under pots and pans.

3. Don't give up right away

I know, HomeGoods can look like a jungle of fabrics, shiny objects, and cute sayings that you want written all over your vsco. That's why a lot of customers storm into the store, scan the isles, and rush out without giving a second look at the glossy candy lining the registers. If you really want to find what you are looking for, slow down. It's HomeGoods after all, everyone is there to have a nice shopping time. Enjoy browsing around, looking at all the shelves, and trying different sections. If you are in a rush, rely on the instincts of those working there and ask. Your item is there, you just need to look!

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Because if she can handle tequila, she can handle you too.

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A girl who drinks tequila is probably the same girl who has absolutely no problem telling it like it is. She knows what she wants and goes after it.

2. She doesn't care what you or anyone else thinks

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3. Always dancing

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Speaking of dancing, a girl who drinks tequila is always down for a good time. Whether it's going on an adventure or seeing who can take the most shots, a tequila girl is always down to party.

5. While everyone else is starting to get sleepy, she has all the energy

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5 Things You Need To Know About Thinx Underwear

Those of you with a uterus, listen up.


I first heard about Thinx underwear two years ago while on a subway in Washington DC. I thought the whole idea of leakproof underwear sounded a bit too much like diapers and brushed the product aside. Fast forward two years, my mom states that she is going to buy a pair to try and offered to get me one too. With nothing to lose and everything to gain, I decided to give it a try. I'm sure glad I did!

If you're not familiar with Thinx allow me to explain. It's a company that prides themselves on creating underwear specifically designed for individuals to wear during their periods. Looking at the reviews, everyone seemed to love them, and after trying them out for myself, I must say I like them quite a lot. Here are a few important things to know about Thinx underwear.

1. It doesn’t always replace your pads/tampons

Thinx may not replace tampons, but it can help cut back the amount you use.

I learned this the hard way that if you have a heavy flow, you can't wear Thinx on its own. If you have a light flow, you could get away with only wearing these, but for us poor souls with heavy flows, I recommend making these your new period underwear. You never have to worry about any leaks, even at night!

2. They don't stain

Behold! No bloodstains!

If you leak onto this underwear, fear not. Merely rinse them in the sink and then throw them in the wash like normal and boom! Clean underwear. No more ugly stained underwear to keep in the corner of your drawer.

3. There’s a bunch of cute designs/colors

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One thing I must say about Thinx is that they have a wide variety of options. There are several different cuts, and almost all of them come in different colors options as well. They seem to be introducing new colors all the time, so keep an eye out for one you like.

4. They are super comfy!

These feel just like normal underwear.

When I got my pair, I was worried that this underwear would feel like wearing a diaper or something else uncomfortable, but that was not the case at all! This underwear when you're wearing it feels like normal underwear, and while you're washing it, it feels like a swimsuit.

5. They donate to a good cause

Everyone should have access to period products. Period.

For every pair of underwear that you buy, the company donates a pair to someone in need. It seems like most are sent to developing countries where women do not have access to proper menstruation hygiene products. In addition to this, Thinx was designed to help cut back the number of disposable pads entering landfills. They designed this underwear to be a more sustainable alternative for people with periods!

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