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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Pro Tip: Best Time Ever to Go to Home Depot


If you want the parking lot practically all to yourself, lots of employees to answer questions, no wait to check out, then I have the absolute best day/time to go to Home Depot.

I'm not really into football, and the commercials and half-time entertainment are often not my thing. So, skipping the Super Bowl seemed like a good opportunity for me to go to Home Depot to pick up some flowers for a large pot by the kitchen door. I've been needing a bit of cheer to get me through some down days this month. When I thought about what would bring a smile to my face, spring flowers was the answer.

Sunday afternoon, just after 3 PM PST, one daughter and I headed out to get some flowering plants. When we pulled into the parking lot at HD, it was almost comical how few cars there were. And I'm assuming several of those cars were employees'. Even the employees inside the store were joking around about how empty the store was. Everyone was in good humor and very helpful. My daughter and I walked out with plenty of spring flowering plants and no hassle getting in or out of the parking lot.

I'll keep this in mind for next February. Now, I have to go outside and plant these into the pot's soil. 


  1. That's so funny. My daughter and I watched All Creatures during that time frame. :)

    In a similar experience to yours, we have discovered that Christmas Day is the best time to drive through Chicago.

    Enjoy your flowers!

    1. Hi Kris,
      Isn't it great when you can find the best time to do something like drive through a major city? I hope this recent episode of All Creatures Great and Small was a good one! I need to catch up.

  2. When we lived in Houston, we went to the grocery store when the Oilers were playing. It was a big football town and the stores would be empty. It was always nice shopping during football season.

    1. Live and Learn with Houston comment.

    2. Hi Live and Learn,
      What a wonderful discovery you made in Houston re: grocery shopping during games! I can imagine how pleasant grocery shopping must have been for you and your family during football season.

  3. I have never thought about how dead the stores would be during the superbowl, probably because I like watching it so I’m home lol. In this town people are really big on the stupid parades we have. 4th of July and St. Patrick’s day during the parade are great times to go to Walmart specifically.

    1. At least you know 2 times a year you can do your grocery shopping without crowds. I just hope the parade itself doesn't reroute traffic too much to get to Walmart.


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