With the weather heating up and COVID-19 precautions easing around the country, it’s time to refresh your home for the summer. And what better way to redesign than to take advantage of Memorial Day sales?
We’ve rounded up the best deals on appliances, outdoor furniture, and decor to kick off your summer mood as easily as a pair of flip-flops.
Here’s a sampling of 2021 home-related Memorial Day sales as well as some clearance items on par with holiday discounts. Just note that the prices listed are subject to change.
Save as much as $600 on major appliances at Home Depot and Lowe’s, and 20% to 50% off smaller appliances such as air fryers and vacuums.
Best deals on refrigerators
LG Electronics Smart Wi-Fi Enabled French Door Refrigerator with Dual Ice Makers in PrintProof Stainless Steel
Sale price: $2,204 at Best Buy
Original price: $2,449
Rating: 4.5/5 stars, 1,263 reviews
This fridge is Energy Star-certified and links to a Smart Phone app so you can control and monitor the temperature remotely, know whether someone left the door open, or prompt it on your way home to make more ice for dinner tonight.
GE Energy Star French Door Refrigerator in Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel
Sale price: $1,978 at Home Depot
Original price: $2,199
Rating: 4.5/5 stars, 4,395 reviews
This sleek GE refrigerator includes spill-proof shelves for easier cleaning, two humidity-controlled drawers for produce, a full-width drawer for a sheet cake or a party platter, and a door alarm to alert you when it isn’t shut tight.
Whirlpool 25.0 cu. ft. Side by Side Refrigerator in Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel
Sale price: $1,349 at Home Depot
Original price: $1,499
Rating: 4 stars, 4,406 reviews
This fridge features space-saving frameless glass shelves, adjustable door bins for holding gallon-size drinks, an in-door can caddy to corral loose beverages, and LED interior lighting.
Best dishwasher discounts
Samsung 39-Decibel Linear Wash 24-inch Top Control Built-In Dishwasher with AutoRelease Dry in Fingerprint Resistant Black Stainless Steel
Sale price: $949 at Best Buy
Original price: $1,099
Rating: 4.5/5 stars, 962 reviews
Run this dishwasher at any time of day thanks to its “whisper-quiet” wash cycles, which you can monitor and control from your smartphone using a Wi-Fi connection. It has an adjustable rack to accommodate large items, and at the end of each cycle, its AutoRelease™ door opens automatically to boost drying by circulating air.
Maytag Energy Star 50-Decibel Front Control 24-in Built-In Dishwasher in Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel
Sale price: $674 at Lowe’s (ends May 26)
Original price: $749
Rating: 4.7/5 stars, 957 reviews
This dishwasher has dual-power filtration that filters and disintegrates food, a PowerBlast® cycle for stubborn foods, heated drying, and a leak-detection system.
Best range and stove discounts
Whirlpool Self-Cleaning Freestanding Electric Range in Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel
Sale price: $674 at Lowe’s (ends May 26)
Original price: $799
Rating: 4.4/5 stars, 2,065 reviews
This electric range features a Warm Zone element on the cooktop and a Keep Warm setting in the oven so you can bring everything to the table at a toasty temperature. Its Frozen Bake™ technology also means you can skip preheating for favorites such as pizza and appetizers.
Amana Self-Cleaning Freestanding Gas Range in Stainless Steel
Sale price: $499 at Best Buy
Original price: $649
Rating: 4.4/5 stars, 483 reviews
This gas range features a Spillsaver cooktop that eliminates spacing between the cooktop and four burners for safety and easier cleaning. The oven’s porcelain-coated steel grates are dishwasher safe.
Best washer and dryer deals
GE UltraFresh Vent System Stackable Energy Star Front-Load Washer
Sale price: $809 at Lowe’s (ends May 26)
Original price: $899
Rating: 4.7/5 stars, 2,837 reviews
This washer’s Microban® antimicrobial technology removes excess moisture and prevents odors. It also has built-in Wi-Fi to monitor your laundry on the go and a reversible door for flexible installation.
GE 7.8-cu ft Stackable Energy Star Electric Dryer
Sale price: $809 at Lowe’s (ends May 26)
Original price: $899
Rating: 4.7/5 stars, 1,577 reviews
This dryer includes a sanitizing cycle to kill common household bacteria, sensors that protect against overdrying, built-in Wi-Fi, and a reversible door for flexible installation.
LG Washer-Dryer Package with High-Efficiency Smart Top-Load Washer with TurboWash 3D Technology and Smart Electric Dryer with Steam and Sensor Dry
Sale price: $1,699 at Best Buy
Original price: $2,399
Rating: 4.6/5 stars, 1,033 reviews
This laundry duo has a large capacity to fit a comforter and a full set of king-size bedding, plus a LoDecibel™ motor for quieter operation. Energy Star-qualified, these devices are also Wi-Fi capable, so you can start or stop a load at any time.
Other hot appliance deals
Craftsman V20 Cordless Stick Vacuum
Sale price: $149 at Lowe’s (ends May 26)
Original price: $199
Rating: 4.6/5 stars, 172 reviews
Clean indoors and outdoors for up to an hour with this lightweight bagless vacuum that features a pivoting head, an anti-tangle brush, an edge cleaner, an extension wand, and a bare floor nozzle. It works on carpeting as well as hardwood, laminate, tile, and vinyl, and it can handle pet hair. With each purchase through June 2, Lowe’s will include an additional 20-volt Craftsman Lithium Power Tool Battery (a $69 value).
Instant Pot Duo Mini 3 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker:
Sale price: $69 at Walmart
Original price: $99
Rating: 4.7/5 stars, 512 reviews
Arguably, the hottest small appliance on the market, the Instant Pot Duo Mini is an all-in-one slow cooker, steamer, rice cooker, sauté cooker, warmer, and yogurt maker.
Mattress and bedding sales
A new mattress is a popular Memorial Day purchase. Several retailers have sales on mattresses from now through May 31 that include a 10-year warranty, such as:
T&N Original Mattress
Sale prices: $382 for twin, $505 for full, $590 for queen, $722 for king
Original price: $450 for twin, $595 for full, $695 for queen, $850 for king
Rating: 4.6/5 stars, 33,028 reviews
This “mattress in a box” from Tuft & Needle is made of adaptive foam and includes antimicrobial protection and cooling technology.
Serta Perfect Sleeper Cozy Escape 15-inch Plush Pillow-Top Mattress Set
Sale price: $649 for twin, $739 for full, $749 for queen, $1,149 for king
Original price: $1,539 for twin, $1,789 for full, $1,819 for queen, $2,219 for king
Rating: 5/5 stars, 11 reviews
Available at Macy’s, these mattress sets feature a cool-touch surface and individually wrapped coils for support, plus include a free box spring.
Sealy Posturepedic Spring Bloom 12-inch Medium Mattress Set
Sale price: $389 for full, $399 for queen
Original price: $1,249 for full, $1,269 for queen
Available only in full and queen sizes at Macy’s, these mattress sets include targeted back and core support, a soft knit cover that wicks away moisture, and a free box spring.
The Purple Mattress
Sale price: $574 for twin, $999 for full, $1,099 for queen, $1,399 for king
Original price: $599, $1,049 for full, $1,199 for queen, $1,499 for king
Rating: 4.4/5 stars, 28,395 reviews
Sold with a dual-layer comfort foam base, the Purple Mattress cradles pressure points using two inches of breathable gel grid.
Don’t forget the sheets!
Kohl’s “Simply Vera” Vera Wang Supima Cotton 600 Thread Count Deep-Pocket Sheet Set is available in 21 colors and includes pillowcases ($34 to $89 for twin through California king; original price $49 to $149).
Add Pottery Barn’s Ultra Soft Handcrafted TENCEL™ Cotton Reversible Quilt & Shams ($182 to $222; original price $229 to $279; shams sold separately) or a Grand Organic Percale Duvet Cover ($102 to $159; original price $129 to $159; shams sold separately).
Furniture and home decor sales
Refresh your interior for the summer with some new furniture and decorative touches. These Memorial Day furniture and decor sales help you stretch your design budget further:
- Rugs: Save 60% off and enjoy free shipping on all rugs, such as the Burdette Area Rug ($882 for 12’x15’; original price $2,205) at Boutique Rugs using code MEM60.
- Dining Sets: Save up to 60% off select styles at Ashley Furniture, such as the Rokane Dining Table and Chairs with six upholstered seats ($549; original price $899).
- Desks: Save 20% on Pottery Barn’s Humanscale Float Standing Desks (starting at $1,399; original price starting at $1,749).
- Accent seating: Enjoy free shipping and discounts at Overstock.com on items such as the Dalton Fabric Recliner Club Chair by Christopher Knight Home ($217; original price $276).
- Sofas: Albany Park offers free shipping on all sofas and sectionals such as the Albany Sofa in eight colors ($995; original price $1,099). Try the checkout code MEMDAY15 from May 25 through June 1 to save an additional 15%.
- Dinnerware: Wayfair has several breezy summer patterns, including this Amore 16-Piece Dinnerware Service for 4 in porcelain china ($63; original price $120) and World Menagerie’s Salt Creek 16-Piece Dinnerware Set for 4 in stoneware ($60; original price $85), both dishwasher safe. Home Depot has several dinnerware items and collections on sale until June 11, such as Euro Ceramica’s Zanzibar 32-Piece Patterned Multicolor/Spanish Floral Design Ceramic Service for 8 that is safe for the oven, microwave, and dishwasher ($170).
- Wall art, throw pillows, and more: Support an independent artist and take 30% off home decor, outdoor, and lifestyle items such as this Minimal Botanical Pattern Daisies Throw Pillow ($20.99; original price $29) at Society 6.
Outdoor living space sales
Set the scene outdoors with patio seating, a grill, and lights that you can enjoy all summer long with these hot sales:
Hanover Traditions 5-Piece Bronze Frame Patio Set with Cushions
Sale price: $849 at Lowe’s (ends June 2)
Original price: $999
Rating: 4.4/5 stars, 5 reviews
Dine al fresco in these weather-resistant wicker-back swivel rockers surrounding a glass-topped table.
Zipcode Design’s Don 3-Piece Rattan Sectional Seating Group with Cushions
Sale price: $459 from Wayfair
Original price: $820
Rating: 4.2/5 stars, 1,732 reviews
This casual set seats four. It has a steel frame wrapped in wicker rattan and includes a sectional sofa with cushions and a coffee table.
Havenside Home Hampton 6-Piece Acacia Patio Dining Set
Sale price: $845 at Overstock.com
Original price: $949
Rating: 4.3/5 stars, 28 reviews
This six-piece set made of solid acacia hardwood includes four chairs, one bench, and an extension table with hideaway a butterfly leaf.
Ovios 3 Pieces Patio Rocking Bistro Set
Sale price: $292 at Overstock.com
Original price: $351
Rating: 4.5/5 stars, 90 reviews
This powder-coated steel set features two rocking chairs with ergonomic backrests and armrests, cushions, and a glass-topped side table.
Christopher Knight Home Colmar 3-Piece Bistro Set
Sale price: $193 at Overstock.com
Original price: $229
Rating: 4.5/5 stars, 161 reviews
This contemporary set made of water-resistant, powder-coated iron, includes two chairs and a table and comes in six colors.
Weber Genesis II E-315 Black 3-Burner Liquid Propane Gas Grill
Sale price: $884 at Lowe’s
Original price: $934
Rating: 4.7/5 stars, 2,907 reviews
This grill has a porcelain-enameled lid to retain heat and protect the interior, a warming rack, side tables for platters and tools, and a cabinet for storage. It also has an app-connected thermometer to monitor your food with smart technology in case you’re hosting and grilling simultaneously.
Z Grills-1000 E Wood Pellet Grill Smoker
Sale price: $599 at Z Grills
Original price: $849
Rating: 5/5 stars, 283 reviews
This 8-in-1 grill has three tiers of grates and creates cooking temperatures ranging from 180 degrees Fahrenheit to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Its stainless-steel lid helps retain heat, and it features an ash cleanout system for easy cleaning.
Weber Original Kettle 22-inch Charcoal Grill
Sale price: $119 at BBQ Guys
Original price: $129
Rating: 4.8/5 stars, 557 reviews
Weber’s kettle grills often go on sale for Memorial Day. This early special features a favorite model that smokes, grills, or sears. Its porcelain-enameled lid and bowl resist corrosion, and it has an aluminum vent, one-touch ash removal, and crack-proof, all-weather wheels
Portfolio 24-ft 12-Light Plug-In White Incandescent String Lights
Sale price: $29 at Lowe’s
Original price: $39
Rating: 4.7/5 stars, 186 reviews
Add to the outdoor mood with these commercial-grade string lights featuring 11-watt Edison-style vintage bulbs.
24-Ft Home Solar-Powered Fairy Lights
Sale price: $19 at Pier 1
Original price: $29
These 75 LED microlights on a copper wire give a warm white output and charge daily for up to 8 hours of nighttime glow. They even have two modes: steady or flashing.
Enjoy your new buys — bug-free
Lastly, while you’re browsing your local home-related Memorial Day sales, don’t forget to take the time to bask in the sun … and keep bugs off. Amazon.com has Cutter Backyard Bug Control Ready-to-Spray Hose-End Insect Repellent Concentrate at about half off the regular price ($8.79 for 32 oz.).
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