- 1 An affordable, easy-to-assemble shoe rack
- 2 A nice drop on our top pick drill
- 3 At-home aromatherapy
- 4 Control the lights easily with a smart light switch
- 5 A nice deal on an upcoming TV pick
- 6 A humidifier to combat the cold, dry weather
- 7 Our upgrade robot vacuum pick
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Your home has always been a refuge from the outside world, but there’s never been a more important time to have a space that’s both functional and comfortable. If you spent the earlier part of quarantine purging your home of clutter and outdated gadgets, now’s your chance to fill your space with things that’ll make your life at home easier and more enjoyable. And because we know how easily these things can add up, the Deals team has scoured the corners of the Internet to find you great discounts on the things that’ll help you round out your space. Here are the best deals we’ve found to improve your home.
An affordable, easy-to-assemble shoe rack
Seville Classics 3-Tier Resin Slat Utility Shoe Rack (Espresso)
Deal price: $26; street price: $30
If you’re tired of tripping over the discarded shoes cluttering your entryway but have avoided ordering a shoe rack because you can’t be bothered to spend an hour assembling it, we have a solution: The wobble-free Seville Classics 3-Tier Resin Slat Utility Shoe Rack can be assembled in just minutes. The Seville is our top pick for the best shoe rack because it’s made from good-quality materials and includes a sturdy steel frame that keeps the rack from swaying precariously. It’s also one of the most versatile racks we tested, holding more shoes—and more types of shoes—than the competition. Now down to a new low of $26 in the espresso finish, this is a great chance to win back some free space from the tyranny of loose shoes in the entryway of your home.
Read our review of the best shoe rack.
A nice drop on our top pick drill
DeWalt DCD701F2 Xtreme 12V Max Brushless 3/8 in. Drill/Driver Kit
Deal price: $84 with code PFALL15; street price: $100
If you have a few home improvement projects you’d like to work on once the impending cold weather corrals you indoors, an efficient, cordless drill is a must-have. The powerful DeWalt DCD701F2 Xtreme 12V Max Brushless 3/8 in. Drill/Driver Kit combines comfort with convenience in a way that our guide writer says that none of the other tested drills do. Compact and strong enough for any home project, the DeWalt comes with a built-in illuminating LED that’s positioned in such a way that it casts maximum light at the front of the drill. This drill is also extremely well-balanced, able to stand on its own when placed on a stable surface—but if you’re working on a ladder to install a new lighting fixture, for example, you can easily slot the drill in the handy belt loop included in this kit. Now down to $84 with the code PFALL15, this discount poses a great opportunity to pick up our favorite drill for less.
Read our review of the best drills.
Plugging in an essential oil diffuser filled with your favorite aromatic scents at the end of a long day is a small comfort (especially in the year 2020) but we’ll take what we can get. If you’re interested in a diffuser that has a large tank and long run-time, the Urpower 500ml Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser is on sale for $20. As our runner-up pick, the Urpower 500ml produces a strong stream of mist, and its larger tank means you won’t have to get up from your nest on the couch to refill it as often. The diffuser is also calming in more ways than one: Not only will the therapeutic scents put you at ease, but the machine works quietly and its LED lights (which cycle through seven colors) are subtle.
Read our review of the best essential oil diffuser.
Control the lights easily with a smart light switch
Your popcorn is ready, the movie is queued up, and you’re snuggling on the couch with your pup. All you have to do is press play—but of course, you’ve left the lights on. Wouldn’t it be nice to switch off that light (or any others in the house) with a few taps on your phone? With a smart light switch, you can. The inexpensive TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi Light Switch HS200 is a great introduction to smart light switches since it gives you the basic features you need without all the extra bells and whistles. Easy to control through the Kasa app, which is available for iOS and Android devices, the TP-Link also offers voice control with Alexa, Google Assistant, Microsoft Cortana, IFTTT, and Nest. Though it doesn’t double as a dimmer, it still offers timers and an away mode, making it perfect for future vacations, when you need to step out of the house, or as insurance for your forgetful housemate who always leaves the lights on. Now discounted to just $14 for one switch when you clip the on-page coupon, this is an especially good deal for the person on the fence about diving into the world of smart light switches, or if you’re already using smart light switches and need to expand your setup.
Read our review of the best smart light switches.
A nice deal on an upcoming TV pick
For those looking to escape into a more perfect world, a high-quality television and a feel-good show can offer a temporary reprieve. Available for $553 when you use the code PFALL15, the TCL 6-Series LED TV is an affordable option that comes with an easy-to-use built in-Roku that will only aid in your binge-watching sessions. The 2020 TCL 6-Series, our soon-to-be top pick in our guide to the best LCD/LED TVs, also offers great image quality and impressive gaming features. Normally selling for around $650, this is a good opportunity to save almost $100 on a great TV.
Read our review of the best LCD/LED TVs.
A humidifier to combat the cold, dry weather
Though October has just begun, it doesn’t hurt to start thinking ahead to the colder winter months ahead—and the dry, arid weather it brings with it. If you typically suffer from dry sinuses or skin when the weather gets cold, it’s probably time to invest in a humidifier. The Levoit Hybrid Ultrasonic Humidifier LV600HH is a long-running humidifier that can hold 1.5 gallons in its roomy, easy-to-clean tank. Though it has to be placed on a table or another elevated surface to work effectively, it’s a powerful humidifier that can tackle rooms as large as 700 square feet, making it perfect for a large family room or an open-concept home. This is just the second deal we’ve posted for the Levoit Hybrid Ultrasonic this year, making now a good time to buy if you’d like to get ahead of the dry winter weather to come.
Read our review of the best humidifier.
Our upgrade robot vacuum pick
If you’ve had your eye on a super-smart robot vacuum, you can’t go wrong with our upgrade pick. The Roborock S4 is an efficient navigator that can quickly cover a lot of ground gracefully. Though it doesn’t do as well on rugs as our other picks, this robot vacuum is still a great pick for larger homes with lots of hardwood and tiling. This vacuum, now down to $300, also comes with a robust and flexible barrier-setting feature that can be controlled through a smartphone app—a great perk for anyone who needs to cordon off areas with a lot of expensive electronics and their dangling cords. Although this pick sees somewhat frequent drops, we’ve never seen the price drop lower than this before, making now a great time to save on a new robot vacuum that’ll keep your home in tip-top shape.
Read our review of the best robot vacuums.
Source: The NY Times
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