TJ Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods, all stores of the TJX family, are some of the best places to shop. They sell everything from clothes to food to luggage and much, much more at discounted prices. Many people know about the magic of TJ Maxx and Marshalls. And, if you’re lucky enough to have a HomeGoods near you, you’ll also know about the beauty of this hidden gem. Each of these stores has a wide variety of great, brand-name items from which to choose.

But the key to shopping at these stores is knowing what you should and should not take home. Although amazing stores overall, some products should be celebrated, while others should be left on the shelf. As a seasoned TJX shopper, I’ve learned from years of practice, along with guidance by my mom and aunts (veteran TJX shoppers), which products are worth the purchase. Here are some of the best finds at TJ Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods. 


If you’re looking for a cute journal or notebook, this is one of the best places to find one. But you have to be a dedicated shopper to get great journals at these store. They require a bit of digging to get the best, which are usually at the back of the shelf. 


TJX stores have bomb workout leggings and sports bras, but, again, you have to be dedicated in order to find the gems. You can also find anything from weights, yoga mats, muscle-stretching products and even great running sneakers if you’re of the most gifted TJX shoppers.   


I personally stay away from the bras at these stores, but they do have amazing options for underwear. My go-to whenever I need a new set of panties are Calvin Klein 100 percent cotton panties in sets for a half or a third of the retail price.  


TJX stores are the best places to find tasty teas. Next time you’re in a Marshalls, TJ Maxx or HomeGoods, check out their extensive tea selections. 


If you’re looking to spoil your pet, these are the places to go. TJX stores have extensive pet departments that include toys, food, treats, clothes, pet spa treatments, beds and more toys. 


This one is exclusive to Marshalls and TJ Maxx. Each store has a number of brand-name skin care products available at discounted prices. One of my favorites is Alba Botanicals Skin & Hair Care, which has a great line of acne products that I stock up on during my trips to Marshalls or TJ Maxx. 


It might not be where the couple registered, but if you’re looking for a wedding gift that isn’t going to break the bank, check out these TJX stores. If you’re looking for something on the small side, they have tons of cute decor items like wall-hangings, throw pillows and photo albums dedicated to newlyweds. If you’re looking for a bigger gift, these stores also sell great cookware and kitchen items. 


Speaking of cookware, some of the hardest to find but all-time best purchases at a Marshalls, TJ Maxx or HomeGoods is the cookware. You have to keep your eyes wide open at all times to get these great finds, but you might just stumble upon All-Clad or Le Creuset cookware. These products are expensive at retail price, ranging anywhere from $100 per item to $900 for a set. So, if you see one of these items at a TJX store, buy it.  

There are so many great products you can find at TJX stores. But, there is one rule of thumb for shopping at these places: If you see something you love, buy it. Trust me, it won’t be there tomorrow.

Do you have any tricks for shopping at your favorite stores? Share your tips with us!