Memorial Day sales 2021: how to find the best deals for your home

Memorial Day is here! We've rounded up the best sales if the year and insider tips on getting the best deals for your home

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Yes, this year is flying by and the Memorial Day sales 2021 have officially arrived. For us, Memorial Day weekend marks the start of summer and all of the great offers will kickstart a few months of enjoying the great outdoors. But it isn't just top buys for your backyard that we're covering here. Memorial Day sales offer a chance to update every part of your home – which is where we come in.

This page is all about helping you save time and money. We've rounded up everything from deals on the best mattresses, to bargain grills, patio sets and – our main area of expertise – home décor. All of the biggest stores have a bumper sale on and it is our job to help you find what you need.

So keep reading if you're hoping to score some of the best deals of the long weekend. Be it Walmart patio furniture, Macy's furniture or Lowe's best gardening tools, let's get those shopping lists ticked off for a summer of home improvements.

Read on to find out everything we know about the Memorial Day sales 2021, plus all the best deals online.

The best Memorial Day sales

We've been keeping an eye out all weekend for the best sales, here's what we've been shopping:

  • Amerisleep: Take 30% off any mattress through Sunday, 5/23 with code AS30
  • Anthropologie:20% off ready to ship furniture and decor, plus extra 40% off sale items
  • Article: Save up to 25% on mid-century furniture
  • Avocado Mattress: $100 off all mattresses through 6/7 with code HONOR
  • Ballard Designs: 20% off sitewide
  • Bear Mattress: 25% off with code MD25,  includes a $250 gift set purchase
  • Bed Bath & Beyond: Get up to 40% off select outdoor furniture and decor
  • Brooklinen: 15% off sitewide
  • Brooklyn Bedding: Offering 25% off sitewide
  • Casper mattress: Take 15% off everything, plus up to 50% off final sale items
  • CB2: 15% off of patio furniture, plus an additional 50% off clearance items
  • Crate & Barrel: Get up to 40% off summer accessories, outdoor furniture, planters and more.
  • Dick's Sporting Goods: Get up to 50% off outdoor gear and essentials.
  • Flexispot: Up to 30% off through 5/30 
  • FOTILE: Up to $200 off their most popular appliances on Amazon
  • Frontgate: Up to 40% off sitewide, plus ane extra 10% on clearance
  • Great Jones: 20% off orders $100+
  • Harmati: Use code 20MEMORIALD for 20 percent off select items on Amazon
  • Haven: 50% Off Foam Mattresses and 30% Off Accessories
  • Home Depot: Save up to 24% on outdoor furniture and gardening tools
  • HP: Save up to $250 on select laptops through Thursday 5/20
  • Idle Sleep: 50% Off Foam Mattresses, 35% Off Hybrid Mattresses and 30% Off Accessories
  • Kohl's: Save an additional 80% on certain clearance items
  • Lenovo: Save over 40% on select doorbuster laptops
  • Lowe's: Save on appliances, bathroom, flooring, and lighting
  • Macy's: Use code SUMMER for an additional 25% off clearance items
  • Mattress Firm: Save over $300 on select mattresses with code ELEVATE
  • Nolah Mattress: Up to $800 off mattress plus 2 free pillows until 5/18
  • Nordstrom: Up to 60 % off clearance sale
  • Our Place: Buy any ALWAYS PAN today and get a free set of 4 mugs. (Just add to cart to claim.)
  • Overstock: Memorial Day Blowout sale up to 70% off plus free shipping
  • Parachute: 20% off sitewide
  • Purple: Take up to $400 off mattress bundles
  • Saatva: $200 off any purchase of $950 or more until 5/18
  • Serta: Save up to $1000 on select mattresses
  • Society6: 15% Off Original Art of $1000+ with code HELLOSUMMER15 through 5/26
  • Target: Big discounts on home & electronics, plus save up to 25% on patio furniture
  • Tempur-Pedic: Save up to $500 on select mattresses
  • Tineco: $50 off best-selling floor washers at Walmart
  • Wayfair Daily Sales: Daily deals on furniture, small appliances, and more
  • West Elm: Save up to $1000 on Open Box items
  • World Market: Save up to 50% off outdoor furniture essentials

Our top Memorial Day 2021 mattress sales

Best Memorial Day appliance deals

Best Memorial Day Outdoor Furniture deals

Best Memorial Day grill deals

When is Memorial Day 2021?

Memorial Day is on the last Monday of May so this year it falls on May 31, 2021 (today!). It was started to commemorate those who have died in U.S. military service and many use it as a time to visit cemeteries and memorials to pay their respects. For some, it also symbolizes the unofficial start of summer. Many people have Memorial Day off of work so use it as a chance to catch up with family and friends.

What is in the Memorial Day sales?

As one of the biggest sales events of the year, you can expect tons of stores offering great deals from all departments. Since it falls ahead of summer, patio furniture is often a very popular sale item with Wayfair, Walmart, Target, Home Depot, Lowes and more slashing prices on the best grills, outdoor seating and garden accessories. 

The other big star of Memorial Day sales is the mattress. While it seems like the complete opposite to outdoor buys, the top mattress brands including Saatva, Casper, Nectar, Avocado and many more, offer unmissable discounts. We will include the very best here, but don't miss our Memorial Day mattress sales page.

Of course, we can't ignore all the other great home buys. We saw amazing offers on furniture and home décor last year. And, if you love spending time in the kitchen don't forget that appliances are usually up for grabs – not just coffee machines, blenders and other kitchen buys, but vacuum cleaners and washers, too. We will share only the very best on Real Homes.

How to steal a deal on Memorial Day 2021

We don't mean literally. The best way to shop on Memorial Day is to decide what you actually need to buy. We have all been caught up in the sales hype before, so we now plan and stick to a shopping list. Use this as a chance to upgrade old or damaged items in your home with something high quality that would usually be out of your price bracket. 

Next, bookmark any sales pages that have already been created (like ours) but also those from big stores who always have a sale.

Finally, if you have particular products in mind, check how much they cost normally and make a note. Then, when you're ready to check out you can be sure how good your savings are before taking the plunge. 

Lindsey Davis
Lindsey Davis

Lindsey is Editor in Chief for Homes Ecommerce at Future meaning she spends her waking hours helping you find the best products – everything from soft furnishings to refrigerators – for your home. She started her journalism career in children's publishing before joining the Homebuilding & Renovating team in 2013. When she isn't reviewing products for our buying guides, or searching for the best bargains, she can be found rearranging her furniture in a vain attempt to make space, or cooking something new. She aspires to build her own home, but for now is busy tackling the ever-growing list of projects in her Victorian cottage.