Should you buy new furniture in the Memorial Day sales?

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer and it’s also a great time to shop for furniture because of the major sales in stores and online! Depending on the store, you can find deals  on furniture for every room of your home for up to 80% off, so it’s the ideal time to stock up on items for your home.

If you’ve had your eye on a new sectional, recliner, dining room table or outdoor patio set, you only need to wait a couple of more weeks to start shopping online. Many retailers start their sales a week or so before Memorial Day weekend, so make a list, check it twice, and get ready to shop. Also, most stores will offer free shipping, which can be a lifesaver if you’re having large items delivered.

Where to find deals this Memorial Day

There are tons of retailers who will be putting on sales this year. Whether you have your stimulus check burning a hole in your pocket or you’ve been saving for a new bedroom set, stores like Wayfair, Target, Best Buy, Amazon, and REI will have you covered this year, if last year’s sales are any prediction. Sites like House and Joss and Main also boast big furniture sales over the holiday weekend.

But don’t just look at major retailers, often local businesses and small shops will also offer sales to get customers in the doors, especially after this past year closed so many down for months at a time, so if you have a small business near you that you’d like to support, make sure to check them out as well.

What furniture is usually on sale on Memorial weekend?

Memorial Day sales typically cover a large number of furniture options for every room of the home. Specifically, deals on mattresses, desks, chairs and recliners, patio furniture, rugs, and home decor. Many stores like Anthropologie and Wayfair will offer additional savings on already-reduced furniture, making it an ideal time to stock up.

Last year, Birch Lane offered up to 70% off living room, bedroom, dining, decor, and free shipping on orders over $35, which doesn’t take too long if you’re buying furniture. Crate and Barrel had similar savings on outdoor furniture, which is perfect because you can actually enjoy the warmer weather soon enough.

What to watch out for in Memorial Day sales

It probably goes without saying, but planning ahead is crucial when taking advantage of sales. Great deals will go really fast, so keep your eye on the sites and products you’re interested in and be prepared to buy as soon as the sale hits.

Make sure to input any coupon codes the store gives you into the “Promo code” section during check out if you’re buying online. Sites like Honey and RetailMeNot.com can also provide multiple codes to stack savings. If a store is offering a rebate back, make sure you read the fine print, so you don’t miss when that paper has to be mailed in. Finally, some stores will match or beat competitor’s pricing, so if you see a better deal on an item, ask if they will match it.

This year, Memorial Day falls on May 31, so the sales this year will likely be from May 28-31. However, some retailers will begin to offer savings on items earlier or extend them for a day or two post-holiday. As long as you are diligent, know what you’re looking for, and have a little patience while you’re shopping, you can score the perfect new piece of furniture for your home.

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