Dos and Don’ts of Shopping at Home Depot: 10 Money-Saving Tips

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Whether you’re in the market for Christmas decorations and lights, home improvement items, tools or even household goods, Home Depot is the first stop on the list for many shoppers. You never know what kind of deals you’ll find lurking in the massive aisles of this one-stop big box store for do-it-yourselfers, homeowners, and general contractors or home improvement professionals.

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When you’re shopping for the best prices, it helps to know a few insider secrets that are exclusive to The Home Depot. These Dos and Don’ts can keep you from paying more than you have to on your next home renovation project or gardening supplies.


Look for Yellow Price Tags

Yellow price tags at Home Depot indicate sales, as revealed by Family Handyman.

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Shoppers pull back on ‘big ticket’ items as furniture, appliance sales lag [Video]

This earnings season shows a major challenge facing retailers: shoppers reluctant to make big purchases.

To some extent, this pullback is to be expected as interest rates stay high, the housing market has stalled, and consumers are gravitating towards services rather than goods.

But retailers reporting results over the past several weeks have shown how even with an anticipated shift in consumer habits the impacts on results today are hard to ignore.

“After three years of unprecedented demand in the home improvement market, we continue to see softer engagement in big ticket discretionary categories like patio and appliances that likely reflects both pull forward of these single item purchases and deferral,” Billy Bastek, Home Depot’s (HD) EVP of merchandising, said during the company’s second quarter earnings call.

The home improvement retailer said big ticket transactions above $1000 were down 5.5% year over year.

For lower-income shoppers, inflation has

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Megastores may be declining, but the DIY scene is thriving | News

Habitat for Humanity Tucson’s HabiStore may not be the first business you think of when searching for a home improvement megastore.

The 18,000-square-foot building on Grant and Fairview mainly serves as a donation center for surplus or reusable building materials that go toward helping Habitat for Humanity’s volunteers build affordable housing for low-income families.

But it also operates as a retail outlet, selling a lot of the donated stuff the builders don’t use — furniture, appliances, building materials, tools and hardware — at discounted prices. Those funds are then used to finance the nonprofit’s work.

While not exactly a Home Depot or Lowe’s, the HabiStore, along with other community-supported do-it-yourself centers, is where America’s home improvement boom, already waning for the megastores, is sending some welcome aftershocks.

“When the lockdown happened in 2020, everybody was at home and suddenly home projects became a priority,” said Tanna Johnson, the Tucson affiliate’s

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Wilcon Depot set to open branch in Sta. Maria, Bulacan, offering a wide range of home improvement products

The Philippines’ leading home improvement and construction retailer, Wilcon Depot, opened its newest store in Centro St., Guyong, Sta. Maria, Bulacan, on July 28, 2023, to bring quality products to the community. 

Wilcon Depot Sta. Maria is the 5th store to open in Bulacan, further expanding the company’s footprint in the province and demonstrating its commitment to serving its customers. 

“The opening of this new Wilcon Depot branch in Sta. Maria, Bulacan, is a testament to our dedication to serving you better. We understand the importance of accessibility and convenience, so we continuously expand our reach here in the province of Bulacan and in different regions. By bringing Wilcon Depot closer to the doorstep of even more Filipinos, we hope to make every home improvement shopping experience more convenient and enjoyable.” Wilcon Depot SEVP-COO Rosemarie Bosch-Ong stated during the opening event.

With the opening of the Sta. Maria, Bulacan branch,

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With home improvement projects down, it’s Ikea’s moment

Aspiring home owners are finding the housing market to be pretty grim lately. With record-high mortgage rates, expensive insurance, and a limited selection of pricey homes, many are staying put — whether they want to or not.

But the bleak outlook could be a boon for Ikea, a budget furniture seller that appeals to people who need to furnish small spaces, can’t spend much and don’t expect products to last very long.

With “people maybe not being able to get into that dream house right now, whether for affordability or availability … they’re looking for solutions that might not be as permanent,” said Michael Brown, partner in the consulting firm Kearney’s consumer products and retail practice. He added that unlike its competitors, Ikea’s offerings work well in smaller spaces. “I actually think the environment is ripe for them to go and expand at this point in time,”

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Wilcon Depot opens newest store in San Nicolas/San Fernando, Pampanga

The Philippines’ leading home improvement and construction retailer, Wilcon Depot, opened its newest branch in barangay San Nicolas, San Fernando, Pampanga, on June 16, 2023. 

With a total sales area of over 8,000 square meters and stocked with high-quality products ranging from plumbing, construction materials, hardware, appliances, and DIY items, the new Wilcon Depot branch in  Brgy. San Nicolas, San Fernando Pampanga, is equipped to meet the growing demand for home improvement and construction supplies in the province and its nearby areas. 

The opening ceremony began with a ribbon-cutting attended by local government officials, valued suppliers, and Wilcon Depot executives, led by SEVP-COO Rosemarie Bosch-Ong.

As we open this new branch, we reaffirm our commitment to delivering unmatched value, exceptional quality, and customer satisfaction. We are here to provide products, build lasting relationships, and be your trusted partner in every step of your home improvement and construction journey.

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Delivering essentials for well-designed spaces

Wilcon Depot, the Philippines’ leading home improvement and construction supply retailer, offers a wide range of home products. Starting out with home improvement, whether it’s just furniture shopping or a full-on renovation, can be difficult. There’s a lot to consider, and navigating all of the bumps in the road can be difficult, but having the right guidance can make the journey much easier.

Wilcon Depot home improvement

With a total of 86 stores nationwide, Wilcon Depot provides its customers access to a wide range of products from Tiles, Sanitarywares, Plumbing, Furniture, Home Interior, Building Materials, Hardware, Automotive, and Electrical Appliances, as well as other DIY items. Each store offers a variety of special features that can help shoppers with their design makeover process, making for better planning and visualization of specs.  

Tile Studio          

Wilcon Depot home improvement

Boasting an extensive tile collection with numerous styles, colors, and textures, Wilcon’s Tile Studio covers all your tile needs from countertops

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ATLANTA, Feb. 23, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The Home Depot® officially started the countdown to spring, launching new Special Buys of the Day, interactive workshops for DIYers of all ages, including in-store workshops for kids, and a new Countdown to Spring Hub to inspire spring projects inside and outside the home with the latest trends of the season.

The Home Depot logo. (PRNewsFoto/The Home Depot) (PRNewsFoto/)

The Home Depot logo. (PRNewsFoto/The Home Depot) (PRNewsFoto/)

No matter when the spring season starts for customers across the country, experts in garden, landscape, outdoor power, cleaning, grilling and patio are ready to make the transition easy and enjoyable.

“Spring is officially here at The Home Depot, and we’re ready to help our customers tackle their home projects, whether they’re staining a deck, spring cleaning or sprucing up their home’s curb appeal,” said Jeff Kinnaird, executive vice president of merchandising for The Home Depot. “Some of our customers decide on

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Wilcon Depot opens 84th store in Guiguinto, Bulacan

Wilcon Depot, the Philippines’ leading retailer of home improvement and construction supplies, launched its 84th store in Guiguinto, Bulacan on January 27, 2023.

Wilcon Depot Guiguinto is strategically located in Brgy. Tuktukan, Guiguinto, Bulacan and it has 8,000 square meters of selling areas. It accommodates the most extensive product selection of high-quality trusted local and international brands ranging from tiles, sanitarywares, plumbing, furniture, home interior, building materials, hardware, electrical, appliances, and other diy items. 

As the leading home improvement and construction supply retailer, our commitment doesn’t limit us to just providing home and builders products but, at the same time, giving our valued customers an excellent shopping experience. In bringing Wilcon Depot here again in Bulacan, we recognized it as a great opportunity to continue our legacy of unparalleled services that is distinctly Wilcon” Wilcon Depot SEVP-COO Rosemarie Bosch-Ong stated during the grand opening.

Following the successful openings of

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20 Cheap Home Decor Stores to Adorn Your Place for Less | Business

The expense of decorating your place can come as a shock.

A couple of throw pillows, an area rug and some curtains could total up to more than a month’s rent. But you shouldn’t have to drain your bank account or go into debt adorning your home.

Sure, you’ve probably already thought of big-box retailers like Walmart, Target and Bed Bath & Beyond, as well as the online behemoth Amazon. But there are lots more options for finding deals on home decor.

Top 20 Cheap Home Decor Stores

Here are 20 cheap home decor stores and websites to help you save money as you outfit your place.

1. At Home

At Home is a Texas-based chain that operates more than 200 stores in 40 states. According to its website, the large, warehouse-like stores “take unnecessary frills out [to] pass all of those savings on to [the customer].” Sign up for

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