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7 Home Improvement Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Greeting cards, romantic dates, flowers, and chocolates are the gold standard for Valentine’s Day. But this year, why not go bigger? The best Valentine’s Day gifts are those that can be enjoyed for years.

“DIY or home improvement projects create lasting memories reflective of a special bond between people,” says Cristina DePina, founder and principal designer of Cristina DePina Interior Design, in Worcester, MA. “It’s less about the actual item, and more about the intention and memory behind it.”

This Valentine’s Day, express your love to your favorite person by taking on a home improvement project. The time you dedicate to this DIY gift is sure to impress your loved one and beautify the space you share together. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

1. Plant a rose garden


Pink rosebush

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Sure, a bouquet of a dozen roses is beautiful, but it’s not

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Amazon Prime Day 2020: When it is, what to know, and what’s on sale | Local News

Amazon’s sixth-annual Prime Day will be in full swing starting Tuesday, Oct. 13, marking the start of holiday shopping.

The two-day event will feature several deals throughout the day on the latest tech, clothes, school supplies and subscription boxes, among other goods.

Here’s what you should know before Amazon Prime Day.



Here's what people are buying at home goods, home improvement stores and more

What is the timeframe for Prime Day?

Prime Day will go from Tuesday, Oct. 13 at midnight, Pacific time — that’s 3 a.m. Eastern time — until 11:59 a.m. Pacific time (2:59 a.m. Eastern) Wednesday, Oct. 14.

Do I have to have an Amazon Prime membership?

Yes. The event is a members-only sale. If you’re a first-time Amazon member, you can get a 30-day free trial membership by clicking here. Otherwise it’s $119 a year.

For students, a membership is $59 a year or $6.49 a month.

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Best Mother’s Day gift sales and May sales to shop for in 2020

While you may not be able to walk into your favorite store to browse the aisles, you can still shop online to find shoes, accessories, apparel and more. Better yet, retailers across the web are offering major discounts throughout the month of May and for Mother’s Day.

With new deals popping up daily, it’s worth asking yourself what sales are worth exploring. We talked with Julie Ramhold, a consumer analyst from DealNews.com, to cover everything you need to know about May shopping. We also highlighted some standout deals from Nordstrom, Wayfair, Best Buy and Overstock.

In this article

  1. What to shop during May — and what can wait
  2. Best May 2020 sales from various retailers
  3. Best deals from Nordstrom
  4. Best deals from Wayfair
  5. Best deals from Best Buy
  6. Best deals from Overstock
  7. Other May sales to consider

What to shop during May

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