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I have been taking a lot of trips to the home improvement store lately. The sheer number of these trips seems to have brought a few realizations with it. Primarily, my preference between my local Orange for certain things and my preference for my local Blue for others (I’m using these names instead of their actual ones simply because this is one consumer’s opinion only and this is not a paid endorsement). So, it got me thinking… which side of the great DIY divide do you fall? Here is mine:
For paint swatch color selection, I prefer… Blue
But when it comes to actual paint, I prefer… Orange
For quick expertise, you can’t beat… Orange
But when I need to be in and out (closest to the house)… Blue
For bulk items (hardware, blinds, switch plate covers, etc), I prefer… Orange
For project inspiration, I rely on… Blue
For lighting, I prefer the styles at… Blue
But when I look for deals, I go to… Orange
Everyday deals (thanks to the 5% on all purchases) can be found at… Blue
But I wind up buying the bigger ticket items at… Orange
These are just a few of the observations I’ve noticed over my own spending habits, and it seems like my preferences are divided right down the middle. What about you? Are you only drawn to one store due to their expertise, or is convenience the key decision maker in your household? Do you refuse to step foot in either store (for whatever reason), or do you have specific preferences for different items? Is there another store at the top of your list which isn’t around my neighborhood (Menard’s) or do you avoid big box improvement stores altogether? There’s no formality here; just one curious shopper asking another. Feel free to weigh in!
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Hey there! I'm Sarah. My favorite things: 1) tearing my house apart and 2) putting it back together again. I occasionally talk about other things, like life and food and travel, but it's mostly my obsession with DIY and power tools that you'll find here!