The Best Ultra-Discounted Rugs From Wayfair’s 36-Hour Sale

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iStock.com/KatarzynaBialasiewicz

If you’re looking to decorate (or redecorate) your home, today is a great day to get started. Wayfair’s 36-hour flash sale is in full swing, and in addition to incredible furniture, appliance, and mattress deals, there are a ton of crazy-cheap rugs on sale. A great rug is the centerpiece of room design, adding warmth and coziness, providing color, and dampening sound, but floor coverings are typically a big investment—especially if you want to cover a lot of area. The “Way Day” sale ends today, though, so grab them quick. Here are some of our favorites.

Zipcode Design Peoples Blue/Beige Area Rug // Up to 92 Percent Off

A blue and beige area rug

Zipcode Design, Wayfair

Regularly $422, this colorful Turkish-made floor covering is currently going for $109 for the 5-foot-by-8-foot size. The 1-foot-8-inch-by-2-foot-10-inch version is just $28.

Buy it: Wayfair

Union Rustic Kreutzer Distressed Global-Inspired Area Rug // Up to 65 Percent Off

A gray area  rug

Union Rustic, Wayfair

You can get the 3-foot-by-5-foot size of this medium-pile area rug for as little as $50 (normally $126!), but the design also comes in a plethora of other sizes and shapes that will fit in any room. It’s made from stain-resistant polypropylene, meaning that it’s ideal for homes with spill-prone kids (or adults) or puke-happy cats.

Buy it: Wayfair

Mistana Brandt Area Rug // Up to 72 Percent Off

A yellow and orange area rug
Mistana, Wayfair

Add some pop to your living room or hallway with this low-pile, vintage-inspired Turkish rug. It’s stain and fade resistant, so it will fare excellently in high-traffic areas of your house. If orange isn’t your color, it also comes in blue, brown, gray, turquoise, and a whole host of other color options. You can get a 2-foot-2-inch-by-3-foot rug for $22, but the larger sizes are equally affordable. Get the 4-foot-by-6-foot rug for just $37—53 percent off the $78 retail price.

Buy it: Wayfair

Wrought Studio Walmsley Moroccan Area Rug // Up to 78 Percent Off

A patterned area rug in a living room

Wrought Studio, Wayfair

For fans of eye-popping patterns, this Moroccan-inspired floor covering is a durable, colorful option. The low pile is thin enough to fit under doors and is designed to not trap dirt. The rug also features nonslip backing and comes with a lifetime guarantee. The 5-foot-3-inch-by-7-foot-3-inch rug normally goes for $180, but it’s just $40 right now.

Buy it: Wayfair

Mercury Row Duhon Shag Area Rug // Up to 63 Percent Off

A gray rug with a crosshatch pattern

Mercury Row, Wayfair

If you’re looking for something cushier, look no further than this 2-inch-pile shag rug. It comes in gray with an ivory accent pattern or ivory with a gray accent pattern, and is available in a ton of sizes and shapes. Prices start at $37 for a 2-foot-by-3-foot rug. The 5-foot-1-inch-by-7-foot-6-inch option is a great deal at just $137—62 percent off the $362 retail price.

Buy it: Wayfair

Turn on the Brights Annmarie Area Rug // Up to 77 Percent Off

A colorful area rug in a living room

Turn on the Brights, Wayfair

This rainbow rug starts at $37, but beware: It’s already selling out. With a half-inch pile and a shed-free design, it’s a comfortable middle ground between a low-pile hallway rug and the thick shag in your bedroom. The 5-foot-by-8-foot area rug is just $84—72 percent off the almost $300 list price.

Buy it: Wayfair

Unlock Every Flavor Note in Your Morning Coffee With This Elegant Hand-Blown Glass

AVENSI
AVENSI

Even if you can’t match every single glass with the specific type of alcohol you’re supposed to drink out of it, you can probably at least spot the difference between a wine glass, martini glass, Champagne flute, and beer stein. Why, then, in a society so enamored with coffee, do we not afford the same level of care toward our coffee cups?

The inventors behind the AVENSI coffee glassware line want to prove to you that drinking your morning bean juice out of any old mug or paper cup is drastically affecting the taste, aroma, and overall experience of coffee, though you might not realize it.

Avensi coffee glass
AVENSI

They’ve adjusted glass shape, wall curvature, thickness, lip flare, rim diameter, bowl-to-rim ratio, and volume to devise the ultimate hand-blown glass for enhancing coffee’s diverse flavor properties, which you can further unlock by swirling the coffee around your glass to aerate and oxidize it—just like you would with a nice pinot noir. The ultra-thin rim is 60 percent thinner than a regular coffee cup, so each sip will flow across your palate like a gentle wave, and the hybrid thermal wall will keep coffee at your desired temperature for much longer than your regular paper or porcelain container without burning your hands.

The AVENSI glasses were developed and tested by an impressive array of world champion coffee experts, scientists, roasters, shop owners, and sensory experts across more than 30 countries. But you definitely don’t have to have an extensive background in the art and science of coffee to appreciate the subtleties of drinking it; the AVENSI glass delivers the perfect experience, and all you need to do is trust your senses.

There are three versions of the 14-ounce glass—Vida, Senti, and Alto—each slightly varied in shape and pairing recommendations. The tulip-shaped Vida goes well with sweet, well-rounded, and chocolatey coffee, the Senti has a wide diameter that maximizes aroma and pairs best with nutty, earthy, and caramel beans, and the hourglass Alto is ideal for fruity light roasts.

You can start with two Vida glasses for $45 on Kickstarter, or check out other buying options here.

If you’re wondering what else you should be doing to maximize your coffee experience, don't drink it as soon as you wake up, and invest in a good grinder.

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This Alarm Clock Makes You Chase It Down to Get You Out of Bed

Clocky the Alarm, YouTube
Clocky the Alarm, YouTube

Even self-proclaimed morning people sometimes struggle to rouse themselves from the warm abyss of deep-stage sleep. This, of course, can result in a series of haphazard jabs at your snooze button until you’re really running late, or the universally dreaded failure to ever hear your alarm go off in the first place. Meet Clocky, the nightstand pet designed to rescue you from all of your alarm-clock issues and anxieties.

Clocky is a rambunctious, responsible alarm clock who will perform a number of irksome yet effective antics to get you up and at ’em. First of all, he’s very, very loud, so you’re sure to be jolted from even the most corpse-like slumber. Then, he’ll roll away from wherever you’ve left him, continuing to emit a variety of noises while you’re forced to chase him down in order to curtail the cacophony. He can survive a three-foot fall, so you can station him atop your nightstand, and he’ll bounce right down the stairs, too, if that’s what it takes to get you moving. (He won’t, however, brew your morning coffee for you … but this alarm clock will.)

Clocky the alarm clock
Amazon

You can customize the snooze settings based on your preferences. Clocky’s default is to have the snooze button disabled, meaning that he’ll zoom away as soon as the alarm goes off. If you’re a little more forgiving of your own “just five more minutes” habit, you can choose for Clocky to let you hit the snooze button once, twice, or more before he rolls away—and you can also set the length of time your snoozes will last.

Sometimes you really do deserve to flake on sunrise yoga and burrow farther into your covers for an extra hour or two, so feel free to disable Clocky’s runaway feature before mornings when you’re planning to play it by ear.

You can purchase Clocky for $40 from Amazon.

Wondering how people ever woke up on time without fancy gadgets like Clocky to help them? Find out here.

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