- Walmart Is Dropping Prices on Everything Due to Excess Inventory — Here’s What to Shop
- 13) Should I get clumping or non-clumping?
- Bed, Bath & Beyond
- Original Mattress
- Solo Stove
- The Home Depot
- 10) Brooklyn Bedding
- When is Amazon Prime Day 2022?
- All Modern
- West Elm
- 12) How we test lunch boxes
- 12) How we test lunch boxes
- When is Amazon Prime Day 2022?
- 18) How we chose the best cat toys
Walmart Is Dropping Prices on Everything Due to Excess Inventory — Here’s What to Shop
Believe it or not, Labor Day is fast approaching. Another summer has come and (almost!) gone, and regardless of your feelings around the arrival of fall, Labor Day sales are a sure thing to celebrate.
Every Labor Day weekend, and in the weeks leading up to, there are an abundance of end-of-summer deals on mattresses and bedding, furniture and seasonal summer items like outdoor decor. To sum it up succinctly: if you need it for your home, it’ll most likely be on sale during the month of August. In fact, Rachel Rothman, chief technologist and executive technical director of the Good Housekeeping Institute, considers holiday weekends — like Labor Day — the best time of the year to shop for large home purchases like furniture and appliances.
The good news continues for those of you who have been dreaming of a design refresh all summer long. This year, inflation is top of mind for shoppers, so some major retailers are starting sales earlier than ever. The Amazon Labor Day sale, Lowe’s Labor Day sale, Wayfair Labor Day sale and The Home Depot Labor Day sale have already started. Ahead, shop these and more of the best early Labor Day home and furniture sales of 2022. And below, we answer some of our readers’ most frequently asked questions about Labor Day shopping.
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It has been reported that Walmart has excessive inventory right now, which led them to drop prices across the board. We are seeing huge discounts on summer essentials like patio and garden furniture and backyard pools, overstock tech deals, air conditioners and cleaning appliances. Added bonus: if you’re a fan of The Pioneer Woman, so many Pioneer Woman kitchen and home products are on sale right now, too.
Our favorite deal: The Bissell Little Green Machine, one of the best portable carpet cleaners according to experts at the Good Housekeeping Institute, is $79 right now. This is one of the lowest prices we’ve ever seen for the Little Green Machine (even cheaper than Amazon Prime Day).
Amazon, our go-to shopping destination for any major sale holiday, is off to a strong start with their early Labor Day deals.
Our favorite deal: LG OLED C1 Series 4K Smart TV is 36% off right now, which is close to the lowest price ever of 40% off that we saw during Amazon Prime Day. This is Amazon’s best-selling OLED TV with a resounding 4.8-star average rating from reviewers.
This Labor Day, Good Housekeeping readers can use this exclusive link to unlock the best Saatva deal ever. Once you’ve clicked our link, you’ll automatically unlock 18% off all Saatva purchases with no minimum spend requirement (in previous years, you had to spend $1,000 to be eligible for the discount). For more details on how to take advantage of our exclusive Saatva discount, read here. Without our link, Saatva’s regular Labor Day sale is a lower percentage discount and requires the minimum spend.
Our favorite deal: The Saatva Classic Mattress was named the best overall mattress by mattress experts and consumer product testers at the Good Housekeeping Institute. In our evaluations, this mattress consistently gets high scores for comfort and support as well as praise from our consumer panel, especially from those who have owned the bed for more than five years, because it holds up well over time. With our exclusive 18% off discount, the $1,770 mattress is $319 off for a total of $1,451.
Dyson sales are few and far between, but this summer, they’re offering major discounts on some of their most popular products like cordless stick vacuums and air purifying fans.
Our favorite deal: Take $100 off the Dyson V8 Absolute cordless stick vacuum. Dyson makes some of the best cordless vacuums on the market, according to the Good Housekeeping Institute.
On the home improvement front, take up to 25% off tools and accessories, up to 30% off kitchen faucets, and up to 50% off ceiling fans and lighting. There are also major discounts on select large appliances.
Our favorite deal: Take $900 off the Samsung Energy Star 4-door French door refrigerator with an ice maker and FlexZone drawer, a customizable storage drawer with four different temperature settings.
If you’re looking for only the biggest discounts, Overstock.com is where you should shop this Labor Day. The site has a massive clearance inventory with discounts up to 70% off furniture, wall art and all things outdoors.
Our favorite deal: These Adirondack chairs are a whopping 54% off right now, for a total of $117 each.
Bed, Bath & Beyond
Bed, Bath & Beyond’s annual Labor Day sales event includes up to 80% off warehouse clearance, plus thousands more deals on small kitchen appliances, dorm room decor, storage and organization and more.
Our favorite deal: Take 30% off the Calphalon Classic Nonstick 14-Piece Cookware Set, which brings the price to $210 (from $300). This is not your run-of-the-mill nonstick cookware — it is made of anodized aluminum which conducts heat more evenly and is more durable against scraping and peeling, it is oven safe up to 450ºF, the pots come with pour spouts, the lids have an integrated strainer, and there are fill lines on the sides for convenient measuring.
Casper revolutionized the mattress industry when they introduced the mattress-in-a-box model, and while many have replicated their approach, they still make some of the most popular mattresses you can buy online. During the Casper Labor Day sale take up to $600 off select mattresses. Plus, shop Casper’s clearance section to save up to 50% off other best-selling items like bedding, blankets, sleep masks, and pillows.
Our favorite deal: The Casper Original Mattress is $175 off right now. It has some significant upgrades from the original model, and now includes unique layers that makes it stand out from the competition: a stretchy knit cover, a layer of Casper’s signature AirScape (perforated foam for breathability), memory foam with Zoned Support (meaning it’s softer under your shoulders and firmer under your lower back and hips for proper spine alignment) and a supportive base foam to prevent sinking and sagging.
For a more affordable mattress-in-a-box option, turn to Nectar. They are offering their biggest Labor Day promotion ever this year with $200 off all mattresses, plus $500 worth of bedding accessories (foam pillows, mattress protector, sheet sets) included at no additional charge with the purchase of any mattress.
Our favorite deal: The original Nectar Memory Foam Mattress is a medium-firm mattress that’s designed for all types of sleepers, whether you’re a back sleeper, stomach sleeper, or side sleeper. It is composed of four layers of foam, and includes a cooling layer to regulate body temperature. It is currently $200 off for $799.
Solo Stove makes some of the best fire pits on the market, thanks to an inventive design that burns truly smoke-free fires. During their Labor Day sale, take up to 35% off fire pits. If you’re planning ahead for the holidays, it’s a great gift idea for dad!
Our favorite deal: The Solo Stove Bonfire 2.0 is Solo Stove’s mid-sized fore pit, and it is 35%, or $140, off right now. The Bonfire just got a design upgrade to include a removable ashtray, which makes cleanup a breeze. It’s designed to be portable (even comes with a carry bag) so you can bring it along for every fireside occasion, from staying warm around a campsite to roasting marshmallows in the backyard to cooking over an open flame.
The Home Depot
During The Home Depot’s early Labor Day sale, you can save up to 30% off large appliances, 25% off small kitchen appliances, 25% off wall mirrors and 20% off furniture. More deals will be announced soon.
Our favorite deal: Take 26% off this ultra-large capacity LG front load washer and LG front load dryer, for a total savings of $600.
If we learned anything from Nordstrom’s latest Anniversary Sale, it’s that the retailer has an incredible selection of home decor from some of our favorite brands. Right now, their home sale section is stocked with luxe bedding and bath towels, tabletop, and decor discounted up to 50% off.
Our favorite deal: Marimekko’s Pioni comforter & sham set, featuring the brand’s signature bold and graphic floral pattern, is 30% off.
10) Brooklyn Bedding
Brooklyn Bedding kicked off their end-of-summer savings with 25% off site-wide — including off mattresses, sheets and even adjustable bed bases — using the promo code LABORDAY25.
Our favorite deal: The Brooklyn Aurora Hybrid mattress is included in the 25% off sale, discounted to $1,405 for the queen size. This is a great cooling mattress for hot sleepers.
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While Wayfair’s Labor Day doorbusters are still under wraps, the one-stop-shop for affordable furniture already has some amazing Labor Day discounts. Take up to 60% off area rugs, 50% off living room seating, 50% off storage and organization, 50% off mattresses and 45% off outdoor furniture,
Our favorite deal: Get 46% off this wicker 7-person outdoor seating group, which brings the total to $990.00. It’s rare to find an outdoor seating group of this size for under $1,000. It comes with all the furniture you’ll need to complete your outdoor setup: one sofa, one love seat, two armchairs, one coffee table, one end table, and weatherproof cushions for each seat. The coffee table and end table also open up to store the cushions.
All Modern, Wayfair’s sister destination for mid-century modern furniture, is hosting a huge Labor Day sale of its own. Take up to 55% off wall art, area rugs, living room seating, dining room tables and more.
Our favorite deal: Take $400 off the Hailee Tufted Leather Sofa, one of All Modern’s bestsellers. Even before the sale, it’s already a great price for a genuine leather sofa, and it has almost 1,400 reviews and average rating of 4.7 stars to back it up.
West Elm has a dedicated fan base thanks to their mid-century modern furniture that stays true to the design roots of the bygone era. They also make great accent pieces if you’re looking to add a trendy touch. During their sale, they are offering 50% off outdoor and garden furniture, up to 40% off ready-to-ship furniture and additional discounts on a large stock of clearance furniture and home decor.
Our favorite deal: Get 43%, or $300, off the best-selling Juniper Chair, a classic farmhouse-style wood chair with a spindle back and oversized padded cushions.
Outer uses materials that are meticulously engineered to withstand the elements, such as aluminum and teak wood frames, proprietary weatherproof memory foam cushions, and best of all, built-in velcro covers that you can easily snap in place when your furniture is not on use. During their Labor Day sale, take 30% off (almost) everything site-wide. Outer’s furniture is by no means cheap, so this percentage off unlocks some serious discounts north of $1,000.
Our favorite deal: The 5-Seat Teak Outdoor Sofa with Armchairs Set, pictured above, is the perfect foundation for building your dream outdoor oasis. The set is modular — it includes two armchairs, two corner chairs (the ends of the couch) and one armless chair (the center of the couch) — so you can reconfigure the set into countless combinations.
Burrow is a direct-to-consumer furniture brand that makes impressively luxurious furniture that’s reasonably priced and built with easy assembly in mind. Plus, all of their pieces are shipped directly to your home for free. Burrow has an outlet section on their site, which is where you can find discounted pieces. Right now the outlet is stocked full of living room seating, throw pillows, area rugs, and coffee tables.
Our favorite deal: Take $100 off Burrow’s signature Field Armchair, a neutral modern chair that will fit nicely with various decor styles. There’s also the Field Lounger, which is a modular chaise lounge featuring a large square ottoman. The Lounger is $195 off.
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“Labor Day is a great time to save on most categories from clothing to home, but this is an especially good time for steep discounts on big ticket items including large appliances and mattresses,” said Jessica Teich, Deputy Editor at the Good Housekeeping Institute. “Labor Day weekend is also the best time to snap up end-of-season savings on summer staples, like patio furniture, grills and other outdoor essentials, when retailers are looking to clear out inventory in time for fall.”
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“While the steepest savings will likely happen the week leading up to Labor Day, retailers will start holding end-of-summer sales as early as August 1,” said Teich. “Expect to see the biggest discounts beginning September 1 and through September 5, 2022.”
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“Yes! This is a great time to deck out your patio for next year’s season, since these seasonal items are typically more expensive in the spring,” says Teich. “Look out for savings from Wayfair, Lowe’s and beyond.”
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“Labor Day tends to be a good time to buy large appliances in particular as stores wrap up the end of summer season and start making room for holiday inventory,” says Nicole Papantoniou, Director of the Kitchen Appliances and Culinary Innovation Lab at the Good Housekeeping Institute.