Have you ever heard of the store called Daiso? Chances are no unless you've recently been to Singapore or Japan. Well let me tell you about the bonanza that is Daiso.
Daiso is a Japanese store that is full of all sorts of various delights at the bargain basement price of $2. That's right. Everything, no really, EVERYTHING is $2!
You can find things for the garden, cosmetics, food & drink, wrapping paper, stationary, detergents, chopsticks, dinner plates, kitchen utensils, car items etc, etc. Phew! The list goes on and on. They even have a Hello Kitty section if you're in to that.
Initially I had a little look see with BuBba in tow but found this was not the ideal shopping experience. The aisles are not particularly wide so totally not conducive for shopping with a pram and little hands were quick to snatch whatever they could from the shelves given the chance.
Cue Take Two. I went on a solo mission and got there shortly after opening time so as to avoid the crowds. Brilliant! I got to casually walk up and down all the aisles (and there's lots of them) and pick and choose what I wanted without having to worry about keeping BuBba occupied or worry about squeezing my way around other shoppers.
The shopping basket quickly became heavy on my arm and almost full to over-flowing. The ladies at the registers tallied the items and off I tottered home.
Check out my loot.
$40 meant 20 items and a happy BuBbles.