Memorial Day is a time for honoring those that gave their lives while serving, and spending time with our family, friends and loved ones. While Monday is dedicated to solemnly reflecting on those who were lost, the days leading up to the holiday have become the unofficial mark of the summer season, with retailers responding with deals and discounts as families spend time together over the course of the long weekend. To help limit your time searching for sales so you can spend more time relaxing, CNN Underscored is rounding up the top markdowns to shop right now.
Walmart is kicking off Memorial Day in a big way.
The retail giant is holding its Memorial Day Sale until May 27, and if you take advantage, you're looking at deep discounts in just about every department. Some of the offers we're most excited about include 30% to 60% off home goods, up to 50% off mattresses, beds and other furniture, plus huge savings on some of our favorite brands like KitchenAid, Keurig, Dyson, Roomba and more.
The sale is the perfect opportunity to pick up some of the things you'll need for all the parties and events you'll be hosting this summer. You'll be thanking yourself later, when you're using your half-price George Foreman grill to cook up those burgers and brats! And then you can relax on that deeply discounted sofa, while your new Roomba cleans up the mess.
Instant Pot ($69, originally $99; walmart.com)
One of our favorite kitchen tools, the Instant Pot is a versatile appliance that can cook soups, stews and other hearty meals with ease.
Manor Park Modern Farmhouse Entryway Storage Bench (starting at $149.99; originally $199, walmart.com)
Spruce up your entryway with this bench that doubles as a storage unit. It comes in a variety of colors and includes three storage bins to help keep your space organized and looking good.
Capsule Home Brooklyn Mid-Century Sofa with USB Ports ($299, originally $399; walmart.com)
This mid-century sofa, which comes with built-in USB ports, means you don't have to move an inch when your devices start running low on battery during your movie nights.
IRobot Roomba 960 Robot Vacuum ($549, originally $699.99; walmart.com)
Say goodbye to those hours spent vacuuming. This Wi-Fi-enabled, Alexa-compatible robot cleaner will have your floors spotless without you having to lift a finger. And the fact that it's 25% off makes this purchase that much sweeter.
George Foreman 6-Serving Removable Plate Electric Indoor Grill and Panini Press ($49.88, originally $99.99; walmart.com)
When you want to keep your grilling in the kitchen, turn to this George Foreman device, which has ample nonstick cooking space.
Mainstays Knitted White Square Pouf ($55, originally $59.99; walmart.com)
These poufs are a great seating alternative that can work in any room of the house.
Tramontina Nonstick Red Cookware Set ($19.99, originally $39.99; walmart.com)
Nine pieces of dishwasher-safe cookware for less than $20? Yes, please!
Serta Harison Sofa Convertible with Matching Pillow and Power Strip ($675, originally $1226.50; walmart.com)
This convertible sofa opens easily into a queen-size bed and comes with a built-in power strip for easy-access charging.
Masterbuilt Portable Stainless Steel Gas Smoker ($69.99, originally $99.99; walmart.com)
Whether you want to smoke a whole turkey in your backyard or bring the show on the road for some tailgating, this portable smoker does the trick.
Roundhill Black Japanese 4-Panel Screen Room Divider ($69.99, originally $74.99; walmart.com)
If you're trying to hide some clutter or just looking to add a beautiful new piece to a room, this four-panel room divider is an excellent choice.
Tempur-Pedic Breeze 1.0 Pillow ($58.88, originally $199; walmart.com)
Made with Tempur-Pedic's traditional NASA-developed pressure-absorbing material, this cozy pillow comes with a removable and washable allergen-resistant cover.
Igloo Large Capacity Clear Ice Cube Maker ($139.95, originally $174.99; walmart.com)
This bad boy can make 33 pounds of ice cubes in 24 hours and offers different size options to keep your drinks cold all summer long.
Insta-bed Raised Queen Air Mattress ($103.19, originally $160.95, walmart.com)
You never know when you'll need an air mattress, so might as well pick one up while they're on sale. This queen-size mattress comes with integrated neverFLAT technology that will continuously monitor air pressure and activate a secondary pump (which works silently) to keep your mattress inflated throughout the night.
iDesign Modular Closet Storage System ($99.99, originally $199.99, walmart.com)
So long, closet clutter. Hello, neat and tidy storage! This deeply discounted closet organizer offers four shelves, four drawers, and two levels of clothes rods so you have plenty of room to find a proper place for everything in your wardrobe.