8 Home Depot Shopping Secrets You're Not Supposed to Know

Shopping at The Home Depot can feel overwhelming for a variety of reasons: You either don’t know what you’re looking for, don’t know where to find what you’re looking for, or have taken on a home improvement project that has you in way over your head (just us?). Pair any of the above with the fact that your renovation budget may be tapped, and we don’t blame you if you feel like giving up.

Thankfully, we’ve learned a few insider Home Depot shopping tips to help you save a pretty penny at the home improvement megastore and ease that Oh man, what have I gotten myself into? feeling. From knowing exactly the right time to buy paint to keeping an eye out for lightly damaged goods, there are so many ways to save money and score some under-the-radar décor finds. Read on for our money-saving intel and transform the way you do your Home Depot shopping.