You can return your dead plants
If plants tend to die as soon as they come into your care, you might consider buying them exclusively from the Home Depot. Why? Because the retailer promises to take the plants back if they die within a year. (The official policy: “The Home Depot unconditionally guarantees all tropical, house, and landscape plants (only perennials, trees, and shrubs) for one year. A perennial is a plant that is expected to live for more than two years.”) If you return the plant within 90 days, you’ll get a refund. After that, you can exchange the plant for a new one or receive store credit. Just make sure to keep your original receipt. Heading to Costco next? These are the 15 Costco secrets employees won’t tell you.
You can rent tools instead of buying them
When it comes to expensive tools, why buy when you can rent? Home Depot offers rentals on everything from drain cleaners and floor finishers to tractors and chip shredders. You’ll pay a fraction of the price, and won’t need to clear out space in your garage for the new gadget when you’re done.