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While you’re firing up the grill this holiday weekend, don’t forget to fire up your laptop, too. This year’s Memorial Day sales are hotter than a freshly toasted marshmallow—and they’re for a limited time only, of course.
Yahoo Life contributing editor Chassie Post has made the shopping part easy for you. She’s handpicked a dozen incredible deals, and they’re all about feathering your nest for summer’s unofficial kickoff. From powerful vacuums and air conditioners to playful table settings and plush outdoor furniture, here are the deals you can’t afford to miss.
Set your alarm: Amazon’s number one best-selling bed sheets are going on sale Sunday, May 24. These brushed microfiber linens are such a dream, they’re “the only sheets you ever need,” according to one of their 53,000 five-star reviewers.
For Memorial Day you can get your paws on a set for 33 percent off. They’re perfect for summer because they’re lightweight, soft, and stain-resistant for those particularly sweaty nights. Plus they’re wrinkle-resistant and come in more than 40 colors and patterns. Don’t sleep on it—the sale ends Wednesday, May 27.
Bathroom towels have a way of getting worn out and grungy without you even noticing, until one day you realize the entire linen closet needs a complete refresh, spring cleaning-style. Enter these towels that get softer with each washing, says Chassie. The yarn-dyed towels come in a pleasant Sterling Blue jacquard pattern that blends in just about any bathroom. They’re almost $70 off for Memorial Day.
Yes, you read that right: this six-piece set—two bath towels, two hand towels, and two washcloths—is normally $90 but it’s on sale for just $22 for a limited time. It’s the perfect opportunity to stock up for summer.
A discounted, brand name vacuum is always a major score, and we’ve found the holy grail. This Bissell handheld cordless stick vacuum has enough suction power to tackle every kind of flooring you throw at it. For Memorial Day, take 70 percent off this coveted cleaning machine when you buy it refurbished—the insider’s secret to saving tons of cash on eBay.
“Rest assured the items are inspected and certified by manufacturers to be as good as new,” says Chassie. Plus, certified refurbished sellers offer a product warranty of at least 90 days and a 30-day return policy, and virtually all of the items are backed byeBay’s Money Back Guarantee program.” Use eBay’s code PICK2SAVE and score an extra 20% off, dropping the price to $60 until the deal ends on May 25..
Time to rotate your wardrobe andstash away all those sweaters you won’t be wearing till fall. Having trouble finding space? Create space instead with this hanging sweater organizer. Hang it on your closet rod and it becomes a vertical stacking system that holds up to 24 sweaters.
It’s made of poly-cotton canvas so it’s lightweight and breathable, but a reinforced top panel makes sure it’s strong enough to bear weight. Get organized for 25 percent off at The Container Store’s Memorial Day sale from now till June 28.
Overstock is going all out for Memorial Day with its biggest sale of the season, and this formidable tower fan is one of the best scores on the site. They’ve slashed almost $35 off this top-rated machine that oscillates 80 degrees to make sure all of the cool air it generates gets distributed around the room evenly. It’s the strong but silent type, too—you’ll barely remember it’s there. This 40 percent off sale ends June 1, but supplies are limited.
There’s a cold front on the way, and it’s courtesy of this 5,000 BT air conditioner that will bring ultimate relief when you’re trying to fall asleep during the dog days (or nights). Users praise it for being energy-efficient and saving them money on their electric bills.
They also love how quiet it is. All of this is probably what earned it more than a four-star rating, but you can see for yourself. Right now at Wayfair it’s 20 percent off, costing less than $170 for a brand new AC with two-way air direction. It’s even easy to install with the included kit!
Set the table in style this summer with a full set of melamine dinnerware. Whether it’s a cookout or a picnic, the quaint floral/trellis pattern invites sweet sophistication to your gathering. For this 25 percent off Memorial Day sale, you get the whole package—four sets of dinner plates, salad plates, and soup/cereal bowls, plus a large serving bowl, serving platter, and charger for just $16.50.
Chassie loves this pattern, but you can get any melamine dinnerware set for 25 percent off as part of this deal. Dinner is served!
If geometric patterns are your cup of tea, these table settings are shaping up to be the Memorial Day sale for you. Discounts of 40 percent are the perfect incentive to give your backyard setup some ultra-modern flavor. The black-and-white Metro set comes with a dinner plate, salad plate, bowl, and tray. Ollie is a set of four salad plates in a boldly hued graphic pattern. Both sets are totally dishwasher safe.
Shop it: Metro Melamine Dinnerware, $9 (was $15), crateandbarrel.com
This modified Adirondack chair will have you sitting pretty this summer, and saving 58 percent on only sweetens the deal. It’s made from sustainable acacia wood, so that’s just one more reason to feel great about this purchase. It’s got a wide arm rest and deep back, so it suits guests of all sizes with enough space to lean back and relax. Score this beauty for just $125—formerly $300—as part of Houzz’s amazing Memorial Day sale through June 2.
Chevron makes any space pop, and with this blue-and-white floor covering, that space can be anywhere from your patio to your mudroom. This indoor/outdoor superstar is made of 100 percent polypropylene, which repels water and stains. But not of that is even the best part about this rug.
The best part is that it is 78 percent off as part of Houzz’s Memorial Day sale from now through June. That means it can be under our feet for less than $27 compared to the usual price of $90. Step up your style, but be smart about it.
This nine-foot striped umbrella is a stunner, and it’s also a steal at about one third of its usual price during Overstock’s big Memorial Day sale. The octagonal, polyester wonder provides shade for days. One happy shopper called it “so crisp and clean looking. Match it with some waterproof/resistant pillows of the same design and you have a very nice outdoor escape.” Score it for just $104 today instead of $315.
Maybe the typical umbrella is too boring for a style like yours. Maybe you’ve got a little more edge. Well, so does this whimsical umbrella—in fact, it has fringe at the edges. Guaranteed no one in the block will have an umbrella this unique, and they probably won’t have scored their backyard accessory for one third of the price. But you can during Overstock’s Memorial Day sale from now until June 1.
Who needs typical lawn sprinklers when you can literally have a giant inflatable rainbow to shower you on command? This multicolored, 5.5-foot-high PVC sprinkler system is just the right size to fit your little leprechauns underneath. Just hook it up to your garden hose and you’re golden, especially during the hottest summer days. Walmart has this rocking rainbow for just half price during its Memorial Day sale.
Unicorns do exist—well, at least the kind that lives in your backyard and sprays water out of its horn. This mythical creature stands at a regal six feet and provides hours of splish-splashy fun when the temperature is through the roof. “This unicorn is colored so vibrantly, it really is pretty,” one shopper wrote. “Looks cool in our yard.” Even cooler? Twenty percent off during the big Memorial Day sale at Kohl’s from now till May 25.
It’s not your imagination: there really is a giant, six-foot dinosaur in your backyard. But this is a benevolent one; it’s all about fun. Hook up this vinyl creature to your garden hose and get ready to turn your backyard into a Jurassic-stye water park. Score it for $6 off during the Kohl’s Memorial Day, but hurry: the sale ends May 25, and the product supply might be extinct before that.
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