Going to Home Depot can be overwhelming and it's difficult to find staff to help. That is why we like to frequent our neighborhood store, Ocean Beach Paint & Hardware. The staff is always helpful, and even though the store is small, they always seem to have what we need. They also have gardening supplies and amendments. They also have some tools that you can borrow. When we recently had to do work on our shower, they had a bunch of pipe keys that they let us borrow. I thought that was pretty cool!