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If you love to work on at-home projects, you understand how expensive projects, repairs, and remodels can be. Unfortunately, sometimes the most beautiful and worthwhile projects can get really expensive really fast. There are, however, a few ways you can save money and reduce your expenses when it comes to at-home repairs.
First off, always check online. Sometimes the prices are less costly on the company’s website than they are in the actual store. If you have a small car, you can also save money on delivery by using coupons for free shipping from Home Depot. Free shipping is a fantastic option since it means you’ll be able to get the item you need quickly and without hassle. Sometimes ordering online is worth it just to not have to worry how you’ll fit all of your supplies and all of your children in the car at the same time!
It’s also important to ask about discounts. Some stores have unadvertised sales and discounts, so always check with a clerk before you purchase. For example, are you a military member? Ask if there is a specific day of the week that the home improvement store offers a military discount to active duty members. You may be able to save as much as 10% on your purchase.
If you do choose to shop in the store, ask if you can get a discount for purchasing the floor display model. When a store is ready to move inventory, they’ll often reduce the cost of the item if you take the model. Note that this means your item may not come in a box or it may have minor scratches on it, but for many individuals, this is well worth the savings you’ll receive by simply taking an item that isn’t 100% new.