One of the reasons that I love doing product reviews is that it occasionally gives me the opportunity to give a company that I had a negative view of another chance. Sometimes those opinions I have are based on poor customer service, sometimes on inferior products, and sometimes they are strictly based off childhood memories.
This is the case for Kirkland’s. Kirkland’s is a home decor store that has been around since 1966, and has 303 stores in 29 states. Growing up, we had a Kirkland’s in a nearby town. I always wanted to poke my eyes out when we went in there. In my memory, it looked like the world’s tackiest grandmother threw up all over that store. I know, that’s a really harsh thing to say. But that’s what I remember, and as a result, I haven’t even been inside a Kirkland’s in maybe 10 years, or so, because I have always assumed that they wouldn’t have anything at all that I would like.
The joke’s on me, people, because it turns out that Kirkland’s has some seriously surprising finds, and at price points that are totally doable. Now I’m not saying that I am head-over-heels about every single thing on their website. I sense that they still have a certain percentage of customers with an eye for the “whimsical,” but they also have a lot of stuff that I would LOVE to see in my own house. Kirkland’s seems to offer a really nice variety of home decor items for a whole range of tastes, including mine.
For example, I was sent an insulated lunch tote that I think is really cute. I like that it is feminine and fun without being obnoxious or too girly. It is perfect for Darah to use for her lunches when at daycare, and at the same time, I wouldn’t mind packing my own lunch in it. It’s also value priced at just $9.99. PERFECT! This is an item that is being carried only in the stores, so I would have never found it if I hadn’t had this opportunity! That gives me the impression that I’m missing out on some good stuff, and now I’ve located the nearest Kirkland’s to me, and am planning a visit there soon.
I’m also really loving this set of 6 vases that could add some subtle color most anywhere in a home. They are just $24.99 for the set!
So yeah, I’m really glad that I had the opportunity to give Kirkland’s a closer look. I’ve been missing out on some really cute stuff and some excellent deals by skipping over it. Lesson learned!
Be sure to check out My Kirkland’s, as well, where you can interact with Kirkland’s designers, get decorating ideas, and read reviews of Kirkland’s products. It’s an awesome resource!
My answer: This storage bench would totally be invited to take up residence in my living room if I didn’t have a toddler who would take a marker to it within 15 minutes of its arrival.
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Disclosure: I received a complimentary product for review purposes. The opinions expressed here are strictly my own.