For some, Walmart can be a weird and wonderful place.

It has its ups and downs but Walmart is the kind of place where you can most likely find just about anything you need.

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If you want to save a few bucks on groceries, you shop at Walmart. If you don't have time to run in, use Walmart Pickup, which in my estimation was a game-changer the minute the pandemic hit Illinois.

Speaking of, the past 18 months or so of us just kind of hanging around not doing a whole lot might explain why this strange item is the most popular thing Illinois folks have been buying.

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While cake mix, toasters, and diapers are the top seller in some states, Illinois' was truly mind-boggling, then I realized "Hey, we got one of those in our house too! Maybe it's not so weird?"

The most popular and bizarre item Illinoisans are purchasing from Walmart is a puzzle stow-and-go.


Listed on for $9.97, the Ravensburger Stow & Go Puzzle Storage System production description says "This system brings portability to puzzle making by giving you a way to securely store and transport unfinished puzzles. Instead of leaving your in-progress puzzle out, you can use this handy kit to keep already finished sections together and in place."


I had no idea these things existed until we all started sitting at home day after day and night after night in 2020. Boredom caused my family to buy a couple of 1,000 piece puzzles, and since we knew there was no way we'd actually finish one in just one sitting we bought a puzzle roll-up thingy.

I've always considered my bunch just your typical American family, so it makes sense to me that a stow-and-go puzzle storage system would be Illinois' most popular Walmart purchase.

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