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Amazon's secret outlet is packed with home improvement deals: Our picks, up to $250 off

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At prices this low, you can really stock up. (Photo: Amazon)

If you want your place to shine, it's crucial to stay on top of home improvement. That means regularly cleaning your outdoor spaces, patching holes, making your home smarter and fixing up whatever needs fixing. But, of course, you need the right tools for that. Well, Amazon’s secret overstock outlet is packed with thousands of incredible items — including home improvement gear. Browse through the massive hush-hush section for everything you need. These are our favorites:

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Sun Joe SPX3001 Electric Pressure Washer

$175$230Save $55
$175 at Amazon

This Sun Joe Electric Pressure Washer is a beast. It features 2,030 PSI (pound per square inch) of raw power with a maximum water temperature of 104 degrees Fahrenheit, and it's armed with a quiet but powerful 14.5-amp motor.

"Well worth it," a happy customer said. "I have used much more expensive units that do no better job. Seems to be durable also. Had it for two years and zero problems."

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Govee Smart Plug, 2-Pack

$20
$20 at Amazon

These smart plugs make your indoor lighting even better, allowing you to program your lights to turn on and off at certain times. They also work with Alexa and Google Assistant, so you can flip on the lights with just your voice.

"These are very easy to set up and they stay connected," said a happy customer. "Google integration is superb as well... . I've gotten 10 of those so far. They are fantastic."

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Vacmaster Wet/Dry Shop Vacuum, 12 Gallon

$101$163Save $62
$101 at Amazon

Wet-dry vacs aren't cheap, so it's kind of mind-blowing to be able to snag one for under $100. This vac has a 12-can gallon capacity to suck up spills and debris with ease. It also comes with a slew of nozzles.

"This thing is amazing and has been since the day I got it," raved a satisfied shopper. "Mountains of saw dust. Mountains. Oh I also once did a bunch of wet vac on a carpet and forgot to clean it out for a month. Did it care? Nope. I’ve used it as a blower; it’s competent as a blower and I’d regularly use it to 'deep clean' my shop (that’s when you blow everything outside). The reviews are real."

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Dewalt 20V Max Cordless Drill Combo Kit

$199$219Save $20
$199 at Amazon

This cordless drill kit is an Amazon best-seller — and a total beast. Enjoy a powerful-yet-lightweight drill and impact driver to help you tackle a range of home projects. It all comes with a charger and carrying case.

"High-quality product. This tool [kit] is everything and more," raved a five-star reviewer. "Far exceeds what I expected. ...Excellent battery life, lots of power, never let me down. Very rugged in construction and design. Highest recommendations."

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Juninp Rechargeable Headlamp

$21$28Save $7
$21 at Amazon

You'll be thrilled to have these headlamps on hand the next time you need to see in a tight space or want to grab stuff in your yard after the sun goes down. These lamps are rechargeable, so you don't have to stress about batteries. Click the on-page coupon for the full discount.

"These headlamps are a great value and loaded with features," shared a satisfied shopper. "Plenty of light modes to choose from, including a red light which provides the light you need while also keeping bugs away from your face. The USB charging is great, and the blue status lights to let you know how much battery you have left is really helpful when deciding which headlamp to wear and which to plug into the charger."

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Luxe Bidet Neo 185

$43$121Save $78
$43 at Amazon

The pandemic-induced run on TP helped people explore bidets for the first time — and this option is now an Amazon best-seller. Enjoy a range of pressure adjustments, along with different directions. It's also easy to install! Click the on-page coupon for the full discount.

"This bidet is everything I wanted," said a five-star fan. "Easy to install, fits my elongated seat, hits the right spots and the price is great. I really thought I had to spend $100+ to get a decent one."

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Shark IX141 Pet Cordless Stick Vacuum

$220$260Save $40
$220 at Amazon

This isn't your ordinary stick vacuum. The Shark IX141 offers a whopping 40 minutes of runtime on one charge and has an XL dust cup to capture pet hair, debris and more. It also converts into a handheld vacuum.

"I was able to use the bare loors setting first and vacuumed my large tile kitchen and breakfast area and then I switched it to carpet and vacuumed my entire HUGE living room and office, pushed it back to bare floors and vacuumed the laundry room and still had two bars left on the battery!" said a happy cleaner. "I loved the physical length of this vacuum because I was able to make longer sweeps and vacuum rooms much quicker. The suction on the bare-floors setting was incredible even though it didn't sound like it was doing anything but easily sucked up all the pet hair, cat litter, dirt and hay on the tile floors."

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Rubbermaid Steel Step Stool

$33$40Save $7
$33 at Amazon

Having a step ladder in your home is a must, no matter how tall you are. This Rubbermaid version has a 225-pound weight capacity and non-slip feet, so you don't have to stress about sliding. It also folds up easily.

"Rubbermaid has always been a great brand, no matter the product, and it continues with this item," wrote a happy reviewer. "I love how simple this is in opening and closing, and it takes up very little space when closed. When you have a crowded closet, as most people do, that’s invaluable. Classy gray and white, grip steps and the safety bar that you can lean against or hold onto helps people of all ages. Thanks Rubbermaid!"

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DynaTrap Flying Insect Trap

$58$77Save $19
$58 at Amazon

The DynaTrap Mosquito & Flying Insect Trap effectively takes out mosquitoes and other winged insects. This trap covers up to a quarter of an acre, so you can plop it on your patio and enjoy coverage around your yard.

"I see the bugs in the trap and go, 'Wow, it works,'" a happy reviewer said. "So far, it’s a love story. Thanks, whoever invented this."

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OKP K3 Robot Vacuum and Mop

$169$420Save $251
$169 at Amazon

This baby is a fan favorite among Amazon shoppers, and it's on mega sale. The OKP K3 is strong enough for wood, tile and carpets, plus it has four cleaning modes for a totally customizable clean. Click the on-page coupon for the full discount.

"Easy to set up and fun to use," said a satisfied shopper. "Efficiently picks up the hair and dust! Way better than I thought! Glides over the rugs as well. This little robot really saves me tons of time." Note: Click the on-page coupon box for the extra discount.

If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

Looking for more great Amazon home deals? Check these out:

Outdoor

Best Choice Products

Best Choice Products Folding Zero Gravity Outdoor Recliner

$70$90Save $20
$70 at Amazon

Kick back and relax in this comfy outdoor recliner, complete with a canopy to help you keep cool in the shade!

  • Aocktobar Waterproof Sandproof Beach Blanket

    $14
  • Sevylor Big Basin 3-Person Kayak

    $369$430Save $61
  • Coleman 4-Person Cabin Tent with Instant Setup

    $158$185Save $27
  • Thermoflask Double Stainless Steel Insulated Water Bottle

    $24$28Save $4
  • Gardrit 60-Can Large Cooler Bag

    $40$60Save $20
  • FDW 4-piece Patio Furniture Set

    $127$200Save $73

Vacuums

ThisWorx

ThisWorx Car Vacuum Cleaner

$20$40Save $20
$20 at Amazon

Keep your road trips as fresh and clean as possible with a perfect (and perfectly portable) car vac.

  • Shark NV360 Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe Upright Vacuum

    $188$220Save $32
  • Belife Cordless 6-in-1 Lightweight Vacuum Cleaner

    $170$229Save $59
  • Bissell Zing Lightweight Bagless Canister Vacuum

    $62$80Save $18
  • Whall Lightweight 4-in-1 Handheld Vacuum Cleaner

    $127$160Save $33
  • eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 11S (Slim)

    $200

Kitchen

Instant Pot

Instant Pot Duo Plus 9-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker

$94$130Save $36
$94 at Amazon

This kitchen wonder wears so many hats: It serves as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté-er, yogurt maker, warmer and sterilizer.

  • Rockridge Press The Complete Air Fryer Cookbook

    $10$17Save $7
  • Ninja Foodi Smart XL 6-in-1 Indoor Grill

    $120$160Save $40
  • Pro-Series 10-in-1 8 Blade Vegetable Slicer

    $30$50Save $20
  • Astercook 15-Piece Chef Knife Set with Block

    $66$130Save $64
  • Rockridge Press The Official Ninja Air Fryer Cookbook for Beginners

    $12$20Save $7

Bedding and home

Mueller Austria

Mueller Austria Ultratemp Bed Sheets Set

$24$49Save $25
$24 at Amazon

These sheets offer superior ventilation to maximize air and moisture release — which helps reduce sweating by keeping your body cool all night long.

  • AquaDance 7-inch Premium High Pressure 3-Way Rainfall Combo

    $40$85Save $45
  • Beckham Hotel Collection Beckham Hotel Collection Bed Pillows 2-pack

    $43$45Save $2
  • Nestl DoubleBrushed White Duvet Cover, Queen Size

    $26$40Save $14
  • DreamyBlue Premium Shredded Memory Foam Pillow

    $50
  • Lush Decor Wheat Reyna 3-Piece Comforter Set

    $107$300Save $193
  • Holikme Mop Broom Holder Wall Mount

    $13$19Save $6

Lawn and garden

Kurifier

Kurifier Solar Lights Outdoor

$31$70Save $39
$31 at Amazon

Add the perfect ambience to your yard at one amazing price.

  • Fiskars Bypass Pruning Gardening Shears

    $14$21Save $7
  • Yaheetech Multifunctional Fire Pit Table

    $80$140Save $60
  • Emsco Group Easy Picker Raised Bed Grow Box

    $69$80Save $11
  • Knoikos Expandable 100-foot Garden Hose

    $40$55Save $15
  • Sun Joe SPX3000 2030 Max PSI 1.76 GPM 14.5-Amp Electric High Pressure Washer

    $160$200Save $40

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