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Amazon Prime Day 2020: Comfort items to upgrade, warm your home, from air purifiers to fuzzy blankets and stocking stuffers for the home cook

Fall has arrived and as the maple leaves change colors and the night temperature drops, we crave to be warm and cozy inside. What do you need to add comfort to your home? Amazon Prime Day sales event through Wednesday, Oct. 14, has more than one million deals to enjoy now or hold for the holiday season.

Here’s what we found to upgrade your living space and enhance your quality of life at home:

Oion Technologies’ B-1000 air purifier reduces odors, absorbs volatile airborne pollutants and freshens the air ($57.56, list price $99.95). The quiet device, which includes a UV-C sanitizer, is energy efficient and doesn’t need replacement filters. See more air purifiers, from travel size on up, on sale.

iRobot Roomba 692 robot vacuum is discounted to $199.99 (list price $319.99). Give your cat something to be curious about while your floors get cleaned of pet hair,

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Columbus Day Weekend sales: Prices slashed on home, outdoor and fashion items

Columbus Day, a federal holiday, and Indigenous Peoples Day are Monday, Oct. 12, and retailers once again see this long holiday weekend as a time for sales.

Online home retailer Wayfair is slashing up to 70% off on select items during a clearance event. Bedroom furniture starts at $99, bedding sets at $39.99 and storage solutions at $19.99.

Kitchen and dining furniture and ceiling and wall lights are up to 50% off, living room seating and wall art are up to 60% off and area rugs are up to 70% off.

Save up to 50% on outdoor furniture and up to 55% on TV stands, living room tables and bathroom upgrades.

See more sales on kids furniture, entryway furniture, table and floor lamps, kitchen essentials as well as small electronics and appliances.

If you’re already shopping, here are highlights:

  • Coach Outlet is offering up to 70% off sitewide At Coach,
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Waldorf Astoria Hotel auctions off 80,000 items ahead of renovation in New York

Dubbed the “unofficial palace,” the Waldorf has hosted the likes of Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and every US president from Herbert Hoover to Barack Obama. Some members of high society even lived at the hotel, including composer Cole Porter and the Duke of Windsor, Edward VIII, with his partner, Wallis Simpson, after he abdicated the British throne.
The Windsor Suite at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in NYC.
But now, the landmark hotel on Park Avenue is auctioning off 80,000 of its most timeless furnishings in preparation for a complete renovation, as part of the Fine Furnishings of the Historic Waldorf Astoria New York auction, according to a news release from Kaminski Auctions, which is hosting the sale.

“Many of the pieces for auction have been a witness to history, and we are excited to see them find new life in the homes of avid collectors,” said Andrew Miller, CEO of Dajia US, the owner and developer of Waldorf

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Mistakes to avoid when upgrading a kitchen: Don’t get sucked into tempting, one-function items

Your household may have grown during the coronavirus pandemic as adult children who lost their jobs returned home. At the same time, your wallet may have become thinner during the economic fallout caused by the global health crisis.

Combine those factors and it’s easy to see that a study by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) found that people want to improve their kitchen, especially with germ-avoiding, touchless technology, while adhering to a tight budget.

An overwhelming 99% of manufacturing, construction, design and retail businesses surveyed by the trade association said more consumers are requesting assistance with small-scale, DIY kitchen projects.

To reduce the risk of getting Covid-19, the survey found people want contact-less products with automatic sensors and antimicrobial surfaces as well as outdoor kitchens, where they can safely entertain while social distancing.

The pandemic also made people aware of the need to prepare for an emergency and

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$9,000 in fishing equipment, other items taken in eight Macomb County home invasions

During the day, the Mount Clemens man worked at a job. 



a person standing in a room: Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham discusses an arrest in eight home invasions in Macomb Township at the sheriff's office in Mount Clemens on Oct. 2, 2020.


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Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham discusses an arrest in eight home invasions in Macomb Township at the sheriff’s office in Mount Clemens on Oct. 2, 2020.

After he got off work, Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said, he “went shopping in the community looking for things to steal.” 

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Now, the 33-year-old is facing 10 charges in connection with a home invasion spree in Macomb Township. 

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More than $9,000 worth of fishing equipment was among the property stolen in the after-midnight crimes at occupied homes after residents left their garage doors or a side door open between Aug. 30 and Sept. 13, Wickersham said.

The earlier incidents occurred in the areas of 22 Mile and Fairchild and 24 Mile and

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10 home items you need to create a cozy fall sanctuary

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We’ve rounded up our favourite cozy picks for fall.

Yahoo Lifestyle Canada is committed to finding you the best products at the best prices. We may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page. Pricing and availability are subject to change.

If you’ve been lusting over fall decor on Pinterest, you’re not alone. Now more than eve, we need all things cozy and we need them now.

While you may normally be gearing up for a fall getaway to a chic bed-and-breakfast or spa, where luscious robes and super-soft bedding reign supreme, it’s equally possible to recreate the coziness in your very own home. Think oversized knit blankets, fairy lights, throw pillows and essential oils — these are just a few of our favourite things.

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