This is the Best Time to Go to The Home Depot

It’s time for that home improvement project you’ve been putting off. Whether it’s an updated bathroom, new flooring or painting the nursery, Home Depot…

It’s time to finally start that home improvement project you’ve been putting off. Whether it’s a bathroom update, new flooring or painting the nursery, The Home Depot has you covered. As one of the largest home improvement stores in most markets, there are deals to be had at the big-box chain, you just need to know when to go.

The Best Time to Shop

The best time to shop at The Home Depot is during the week as weekends can get super-busy. Try first thing in the morning when the store opens or between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., which is after the lunch rush and before people get out of work.

Try Holiday Weekends for Paint

The Home Depot offers big discounts on paint to those who shop holiday weekends, so hit the store on Memorial Day weekend, Labor Day weekend and even the Fourth of July holiday.

If you’re buying paint, check out the paint counter first for those “oops cans.” These are paints that aren’t tinted exactly right so they end up discounted. You may find a $30 can of paint for $9!

Are you a Veteran?

Every day, The Home Depot offers a 10-percent discount to all active duty military personnel, reservists, retired or disabled veterans and their immediate families on purchases up to $500. Customers looking for this discount need to present a valid military identification card. However, ask before trying to use the military discount in combination with other store sales or discounts.

Save on Floor Models

Have your eye on new patio furniture or a grill? Ask about floor models when the end of the season comes around. You may get a discount if the item has minor wear and tear.

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Rachel Brougham
Rachel Brougham lived through a major home renovation in 2019, knows the ups and downs of home improvement, and loves sharing tips with readers. A veteran journalist of both print and television, she’s won several awards for her writing and has covered everything from the environment and education to health care, politics and food. She’s written for several publications beyond newspapers including Bob Vila, Taste of Home and Minnesota Parent, and she currently writes a weekly syndicated newspaper column. Her memoir, Widowland, about the sudden loss of her husband, was published in 2022. She specializes in everything from home decor and design to lawn and garden, product reviews and pet care. When she’s not writing, you can usually find her tending to her garden (both vegetables and native plants), playing with her dog, watching sports with her family or getting some exercise. A native of Michigan, she currently lives in Minneapolis. An avid user of Instagram, you can follow her @RachBrougham.