Refresh and Reorganise: Get Set for September

A new season is on the horizon and now is the perfect time to get organised for the cooler months ahead. Before you jump back into the full-on routine of post holiday / back-to-school, now’s the perfect time to declutter, organise, and revitalise your surroundings.

In this blog post, we look at some simple ways to organise and declutter your home, refresh your health and beauty items, plus some back-to-school essentials. You’ll find all you need at Meridian Shopping Centre.

Refresh Your Health and Beauty

Over time, makeup brushes accumulate residual makeup, oils, and bacteria, which not only compromise their effectiveness but can also lead to breakouts and skin irritations. Makeup brushes and cosmetics need cleaning regularly to keep our skin in good condition. Make it easy with this brush cleaner, available at Bargain Buys.


Bargain Buys – Beauties Skincare Brush Cleaner – See prices in-store


Self-care can take a backseat during the school holidays. Make sure to book in some me-time with a colour and cut at Bodyworks Hair & Beauty.


Perfect your mani/pedi with this handy set from Bargain Buys and a new colour for the new season from Wilko.

Bargain Buys – Pedicure Set 5pk – See prices in-store



Wilko – Rimmel London 60 Seconds Nail Polish Sea Nymph – £3.99


Did you know you should change your toothbrush or toothbrush head every three to four months (or sooner if bristles appear worn)? As September approaches, make it a ritual to not only acquire new school supplies but also fresh toothbrush heads for you and your family.




Wilko – Oral B Action Refills 4 Pack – £13.00



Bargain Buys – Kid’s Toothbrush 5pk – See prices in-store


Declutter Your Home

The secret to decluttering is to tackle one room at a time. Any more than that can be overwhelming and you’ll lose motivation pretty quickly! Choose your room and then sort items into three piles – Keep, Donate, and Bin.

Place seasonal items, such as summer clothes and shoes, that you want to keep into storage that is easily accessible. This handy storage box and Vacuum Storage Bag from Bargain Buys are great for taking up minimum space and can be stored easily under the bed or in the loft.



Bargain Buys – Under Bed Storage Box 32L – £3.99


Bargain Buys – Ocean Spray Scented Vacuum Storage Bag – See prices in-store


If you have items that are in good condition but you no longer have a use for them, consider donating them to a charity shop and if you have electrical items or computer games gathering dust, CEX is the place to go (and you could make a little extra cash). Check out their latest Most Wanted list here.


Arrange toys or art & craft items into these handy stackable boxes and make puzzles easy with a Puzzle Storage and Sorter Tray. Both available at The Works.


The Works – Colourful Plastic Storage Boxes Assorted – £4.00


The Works – Jigsaw Puzzle Storage and Sorter Tray – £8.00



If you have piles of paperwork or old bills that are taking up space, have a sort through and shred any sensitive documents with this Wilko shredder. Then, file anything you need to keep in a stylish file or folder.



Wilko – 5 Sheet Strip Cut Shredder 10L – £17.50



Wilko – Home Box File Green – £7.50



Wilko – Expanding Magazine File – £4.25


Back to School Prep

As September approaches, the anticipation of a new school year fills the air with a mixture of excitement and readiness. Beyond the notebooks and textbooks, there are other essential items that make the back-to-school (or office) transition a breeze.

If your child is a new starter or your children need to update their uniform, Skoolkit has all you need in terms of uniform. For other items, our stores have got you covered.





Wilko – Single Sistema Ribbon Lunch To Go Lunch Box 1.1L in Assorted Styles – £6.00 each
and Single Sistema 800ml Hydrate Tritan Active Bottle in Assorted Styles – £7.00 each




WHSmith – Arctic Fox Pastel Blue and Pink Midi Backpack – £24.99
and Pandarama Backpack – £6.99



The Works – Harry Potter Colourful Crest Pencil Case – £6.00



The Works – Colouring Pencils Pack of 36 – £3.00



Bargain Buys – 8 Washable Marker Pens – See prices in-store




The Works – Mindful Collection the Calming Toolbox – £10.00



Prices are correct at the time of publishing.

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