I've recently grown fond of Hardware City, a local hardware store that has saved my life a few times! Even though it's a small store, I've never been disappointed with the merchandise selection (they carry everything from pots and pans to paint and even home decor items!). Because it IS a small, hometown store, I've always met friendly employees and received excellent service.
I've gone in there so much recently, the last time I went in, one of the employees smiled, looked at me, and said, "You again?" Then he laughed at me when I told him why I was back (to get a copy of my roommate's key made after I lost my key in the woods and got locked out). I've also gone there to buy screws to fix a chair I found on the side of the road (that I now use as my desk chair), to buy the spray paint for my campaign furniture DIY, to buy graffiti remover when I accidentally got spray paint on the sidewalk (oops!), to buy a stake for my "tomato plant," and to buy tools and pegs to put together some Ikea furniture.
|The garden section.|
|Kind employee making a copy of my keys.|
|Anything your home could ever need.|
If you're ever in the neighborhood and need to buy something for your home, check out Hardware City on Connecticut Ave. in Kensington. (Quick tip: it's totally within walking distance of Kensington Antique Row, if you're in the area.)