'Just bought a Davidsonville home, settlement is over, the moving truck has come and gone... now what?
Unpacking and putting things away seems like a good place to start, but procrastination rears its ugly head... So you're off to the store - 'Gotta find some new ways to organize your clutter. If you don't do it when you move in and put things away, when will you?
If only there were a Container Store nearby, but there's not. Target, Home Goods, K-Mart and Walmart are probably your best bet unless you're military and have access to shopping at Fort George G. Meade, the USNA, or Andrews AFB.
Target - 4600 Mitchellville Rd., Bowie 20716. From Rt. 424/214, go West on Rt. 214, North on Rt. 3, Left on Rt. 197, and Right on Mitchellville Rd. Target will be on the left at the end.
Home Goods - 2618 Chapel Lake Dr., Gambrills, 21054. Go North on Rt. 3 'til you see Villages at Waugh Chapel on the left; Home Goods is nearly straight ahead, at the end of the road.
K-Mart - 1647 Crofton Center, Crofton 21114. From Rt. 424/214, go northwest on Rt. 424 to the intersection of Rt. 3 and Rt. 424.
Walmart - 3300 Crain Highway, Mitchellville 20716. From Rt. 424/214, go West on Rt. 214, North on Rt. 3 to Walmart on the Left.
You may be looking for more heavy-duty storage and organization options - Lowe's and Home Depot are not far. From 424/214, go West on Rt. 214 to Rt. 3; North to Rt. 197, Left one block to Michellville Rd., Right one block to Lowe's. To reach Home Depot from 424/214, continue past Rt. 197, and you'll see Home Depot on the right at the entrance to the Bowie Baysox Stadium.
Two other Home Depots are located in Annapolis, as well as a Best Buy on the opposite side of Route 450 from Home Depot.
If you get the urge to pick up some accessories for your new home, you'll find a Pier One in two of these locations - in the same shopping center as Home Goods and the same shopping center as Target. A 3rd Pier One store is located in Annapolis, at the Intersection of Rt. 450 and Riva Road.
In fact, there's a Haverty's Furniture in Bowie, located between Target and Pier One, if you need (or want) some furniture. If a new bed is on your shopping list, there are a number of mattress stores - it's hard to go anywhere without passing one.
If you're new to the Davidsonville area, feel free to contact me with questions about other resources in the area. After helping my daughter move into a new home in July, I'm very familiar with the trials and tribulations new homeownesr face when they start unpacking and trying to get settled.