Another holiday is approaching, and with it comes sales. Presidents’ Day is a federal American holiday originally recognizing George Washington’s birthday. The holiday is celebrated annually on the third Monday in February. This year, Presidents’ Day will fall on Monday, February 20th.
Like many holidays, Presidents’ Day has become a day to get errands done around the house that you’ve been putting off for weeks because of work and the demands of life. It’s also a great time to purchase items for your home at a great price. Furniture can be expensive, but purchasing quality items will last for years and look beautiful in your space. Sales have already started at retailers like Amazon, Home Depot, Nordstrom, Saks, and Target.
Presidents’ Day is the perfect time to purchase big-ticket items like rugs, sofas, beds, and dining sets. Retailers are looking to get in on the sales and mark down items in high demand. It’s also a time when retailers mark down items to make room for new stock in the spring. “Historically, new furniture is discounted in January and February to make room for new furniture that will come out at the end of winter for spring,” Rachel Rothman, Chief Technologist and Director of Engineering at the Good Housekeeping Institute, says to Good Housekeeping.
Retailers with great Presidents’ Day sales:
Amazon – This mega e-commerce site has great deals on TVs, tech gadgets, and more.
Best Buy – Enjoy 24-month financing on appliances costing $1,499 up until March 1st using the My Best Buy credit card.
Burrow – From now until February 26th, enjoy a minimum of 15% off the Burrow site and up to $1,000 off when you spend $5,000.
Home Depot – You can save up to 25% off major appliances, up to 40% off bath products, and up to 30% off furniture, decor, and mattresses.
JC Penny – This retailer is offering up to 50% off select furniture, bath, bedding, dining, kitchen, mattresses, and more.
Lowe’s – Until March 1st, enjoy up to $750 on major household appliances and deals on tools and hardware.
Macy’s – Save up to 65% off bed, kitchen, bath, dining, furniture, and mattresses.
Overstock – With up to 70% off thousands of items, including rugs, furniture, decor, bedding, kitchen, lighting, and more, Overstock is a great place to shop this Presidents’ Day.
Pottery Barn – Save up to 50% off select bedding, decor, furniture, and more.
Sur La Table – Save up to 50% off cookware from brands like Le Creuset, Zwilling, and more.
Williams-Sonoma – Enjoy up to 75% off clearance cookware, cutlery, and more.
These are the items worth shopping for this Presidents’ Day:
Furniture and mattresses
Presidents’ Day is the best time of year to purchase a new mattress. Discounts can reach as high as 60% off at major retailers. Since we’re entering the spring season soon, retailers are looking to push out last year’s inventory and bring in new furniture and mattresses. This means you can take advantage of sales on mattresses and indoor furniture. For indoor furniture, major retailers can offer 15 to 25 percent discounts.
Linens and home decor
Now is the best time to refresh your home’s sheets, towels, and comforters. Like furniture and mattresses, retailers are bringing in new inventory and trying to get rid of old stock. This is also a great time to catch Presidents Day sales on cookware, kitchen items, and decor such as lamps, wall art, and small end tables.
Items to skip this Presidents’ Day
Spring is around the corner, meaning the weather will get warmer, and the demand for patio furniture will soar. Retailers are preparing for the demand and currently stocking their stores and websites with new inventory. This means the price for patio furniture and other outdoor furniture items will be full-priced rather than discounted. If you’re planning on finding inventory from last year, it may be difficult, as many closeouts happen in November, December, and January. The same advice goes for gas grills. It’s best to wait until the end of spring and summer to make these purchases.
Home improvement materials
If one of your goals is to get more into household DIY projects, you should wait before stocking up on materials and gear this Presidents Day. The best time to take advantage of sales is during Father’s Day and the holidays. Black Friday sales are ideal for purchasing home improvement materials and gear, such as cordless drills.
Here are some items we’re eyeing this President’s Day:
Twin Metal Daybed
This daybed is the perfect addition to your guest room. The metal frame with an orange finish is great for an eclectic design style. Originally $399.99, this daybed is 20% off on Amazon, making it $320 before tax. Although the bed is twin size, it is pretty sturdy with a weight capacity of up to 300 lbs. Assembly is required, and the mattress is not included. This would also be a great time to purchase a mattress for the daybed as there are great sales on mattresses this Presidents’ Day. If your design style is more contemporary or minimalist, let this bed be the only pop of color and focus on neutral items to complement the bed.
Modern Tufted Upholstered Platform Bed
Maybe you’re looking to update your room, or you just moved into a new home; buying a bed is always a huge decision. Beds are where we lie after a long day. They are a source of comfort and essential to rest. That's why purchasing a great quality bed at a great price is important. This durable wood slat foundation bed is perfect for a contemporary or minimalist design style. The performance fabric is great for protecting against spills and for easy cleaning. There are no tools needed to assemble this bed. If you are moving or need to put this bed in storage, it is easy to disassemble. This bed is 50% off on Amazon.
Instant Electric Round Dutch Oven
If you’re on a wellness journey this year, cooking at home is a sure way to ensure you’re properly nourishing your body. Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring. With the right appliances, cooking at home can taste like a gourmet meal. This electric dutch oven is perfect for slow cooking, sautéing, braising, and more. You can set the exact temperature and time control, making it a better option than cooking on a stovetop. Holding up to six servings of food, this instant electric round dutch oven is perfect for family dinners, a night in with friends, and meal prepping. This dutch oven is currently 28% percent off on Amazon.
Handwoven Area Rug
This area rug is a perfect match for bohemian design styles. Made in India, it's 100% jute. This rug is great for your living room, dining room, or kitchen and will cohesiveness to any space. It’s great for being placed underneath furniture and will not obstruct doorways. Since the rug is made from plant fiber, it’s important to note that there will be some shedding. To help with the shedding, trip loose threads with scissors and vacuum your jute rug 1-2 times per week on the lowest power level. If you need to spot clean, use a mild detergent. This handmade area rug is currently 35% off.
4 Piece Bath Towel Set, 100% Turkish Cotton
You can never have too many towels. Having an abundance of towels is great when having guests over or if you skip a week of doing laundry. This towel set includes four bath towels that are 27 x 54 inches. Made from 100% Turkish cotton, the cotton used to make these towels comes from the country’s Aegean region. They are a luxurious addition to your hygiene routine. They’re also great for use at the gym, spa, and sauna. Wash separately before using to ensure the towels remain fluffy. Stock up on these towels this Presidents Day. They are currently 15% off on Amazon.
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