15 Items Retirees Should Buy at Marshalls

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Updated May 15, 2024
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Shopping on a fixed income as a retiree can sometimes be limiting, but you can still find some great items on a tight budget, especially at stores like Marshalls.

The retailer stocks up on discounted items from clothes to home goods and more, so you’re bound to find something at a comfortable price.

Make sure you add these items to your list if you’re a savvy shopper looking for ways to save money on everyday essentials.

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Handbags

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You may be surprised by the wide selection of handbags at Marshalls from big-name brands like Steve Madden or Guess.

Add some color to your wardrobe or accessorize your favorite outfit with a handbag when you’re out with friends for lunch or enjoying a date night with your spouse.

Sneakers

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It’s important to stay in shape as you get older, and Marshalls has some great options to help you out.

Look through their racks of shoes for some athletic sneakers at a great price for walking in the neighborhood or heading to the gym for an exercise class.

Pans

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Retirees can find some extra time in the day to cook more, which can also save you money.

Pick up new cookware at Marshalls so you can try new recipes rather than dining out or take up cooking as a hobby with your extra time to see what you can bake or cook.

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Dresses

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Clean out your closet and ditch the work wear you don’t need anymore now that you’re retired and not going into an office.

Then replace those business clothes with fun dresses like casual options you can wear on a beach vacation or fancier choices for dinner out or events.

Seasonal items

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Marshalls has some great deals on items that are perfect for the season depending on what time of the year you shop.

Grab a new swimsuit and beach gear if you’re spending your summers somewhere warm, or pick up holiday decorations to make your house fun and festive in the winter with purchases from Marshalls.

Shirts

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Add some color to your closet instead of your formerly drab business attire, like short-sleeved shirts.

Marshalls covers shirts for both men and women that are perfect for warm weather, especially if you find more time for vacations or decide to retire somewhere warm.

Suitcases

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You may have a goal to find ways to travel more now that you have the time and don’t have to request vacation days off anymore.

So pick up some suitcases to get ready for your next adventure. The store carries hard and soft options depending on your needs, and you can get them with rollers to help you maneuver around the airport or hotels.

Sandals

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Spice up your shoe rack with warm-weather options for both men and women.

Flat sandals may be easier on your feet for pool days or you can toss them on for a day out with friends or to just accessorize a new outfit from Marshalls.

Lamps

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It may be a good idea to spruce up your space now that you’re spending more time at home, and you can do it on a budget.

Grab some lamps for an end table or a floor lamp for a dark corner to add some extra light to a room and make it easier to see or read with a quick furniture change.

Get a protection plan on all your appliances

Did you know if your air conditioner stops working, your homeowner’s insurance won’t cover it? Same with plumbing, electrical issues, appliances, and more.

Whether or not you’re a new homeowner, a home warranty from Choice Home Warranty could pick up the slack where insurance falls short and protect you against surprise expenses. If a covered system in your home breaks, you can call their hotline 24/7 to get it repaired.

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Decorative pillows

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Another way to spruce up your space and give it a refreshed look is with new accent pieces.

Browse through the selection of decorative pillows to see if any stand out to you for whatever new vision you have for a specific space.

Storage baskets

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You may have more time to get organized, so grab some storage baskets to help you sort and store items.

You can choose from different styles and sizes depending on what you’re organizing or the size of your storage space, so search around Marshalls to check out different options.

Plates

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Retirement gives you more time to reconnect with friends or invite family over for dinner.

Show your guests a good time with new plates that don’t cost much and still look stylish. You’ll enjoy serving up dinner or dessert with fun designs that you can find at Marshalls.

Golf gear

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It’s a good time to take up a new hobby or spend more time enjoying a sport you love now that you’re retired.

Marshalls has plenty of gear like golf shirts, pants, or shorts to make sure you look stylish when you’re on the links.

Toys

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Sometimes, it’s fun to shop for more than just yourself, so go to Marshalls and grab something for your favorite grandkids.

You can pick up a variety of toys so you always have something on hand when they come to visit without having to spend too much money.

Picture frames

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It’s always nice to have your favorite faces around your home, so pick up some extra picture frames to show off your family and friends or your own photo favorites.

You can choose from a variety of options in different sizes depending on the photos and the space you have to make them stand out in any room.

Bottom line

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Marshalls has plenty of options to choose from, so see what they have available, as inventory can change regularly to help you find exactly what you want or need.

Remember to also regularly update your retirement budget to find the best ways to help yourself financially so you can enjoy a stress-free retirement.

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