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Summer might not officially start for a few more months, but a summer state of mind is timeless — especially during those spring days when the temperature rises and Mother Nature gives you a preview of what the next few blissful months will be like. Learn from our past mistakes, though, and don't wait too long to buy seasonal gear. You may just find nothing but empty shelves where all the good beach chairs should be. Prepare yourself now and be ready for that first perfect weather day in your kitted out backyard. These summer supplies from QVC are on sale before the season starts, will ship directly to your home, can be paid for in installments and will help you spend less time packing up and more time enjoying yourself.
iRobot j7+ Robot Vacuum
Set it and forget it. That's the best type of machine when it comes to cleaning. And this iRobot j7+ robot vacuum is that (and then some). Not only does it clean your floors to practically immaculate status, it even empties itself so you don't have to lift a finger after pushing start. Every two months or so, you'll have to empty the Clean Base Dirt Disposal compartment in the unit's charging base, but that's it. The machine will take care of the rest.
It's equipped with iRobot's tried-and-true suction power, obstacle detection and edge sweeping brush to tackle your entire space without you having to watch it like a hawk.
One happy customer reports, "All I can say is WOW. Love that I don't need virtual walls, I had spilled some water on the floor and the vacuum avoided it. It actually showed pictures of power strips and asked me if it should avoid them. This is the first vacuum that I feel like I don't have to do weekly follow up vacuuming. Now they just need to come up with a vacuum that will lift your fridge and clean under it automatically."
And, right now, you can score this baby for $200 off!
Backyard Expressions Hanging Hammock Chair
Swings aren't just for the kiddos this year! The Backyard Expressions Hanging Hammock Chair will let kids and adults alike kick up their heels all summer long. This hammock is made of sturdy stuff — a wood frame with boho-chic armrests, and a cushion made of a poly-cotton blend that creates a firm yet comfy seat. It also comes in 10 additional colors and patterns, including Fruit Stripes, Spice Stripes and Tropic Stripes.
This outdoors-y fan wrote, "Love everything about this. We keep our swing in a patio storage box when not in use so ours still looks brand new! It's easy to take out and hang when you want to use it. Very comfy and as long as you take care of it, it's the perfect chair swing!"
Rio Beach UPF 50 Umbrella Cabana Style Beach Shelter
A long day in the sun requires a lot of sunscreen, and breaks in the shade whenever you can take them. This cabana-style beach shelter keeps you out of the sun’s rays, while still giving you plenty of fresh air and balmy breezes. Measuring five feet square with open sides, the shelter offers UPF 50+ protection from UVA and UVB rays. Interior pockets ensure you won’t lose small items like cell phones and keys, and the shelter comes in its own slim carrying bag.
“We just used this for a beach vacation in August!,” on happy customer said of the Rio Beach shelter. “It is lightweight, easy to set-up and take down. It provided shade from the VERY hot sun, and withstood some very strong beach breezes. This would make a great shelter for a backyard BBQ or tailgating!”
Bliss Lounger with Adjustable Canopy and Drink Holder
Kick back in style just about anywhere with the Bliss Lounger with Adjustable Canopy and Drink Holder. This versatile folding chair has an adjustable overhead canopy that provides instant shade, along with wide armrests, a pillow and a side tray that can hold drinks, a phone or a book. All this and it reclines so you can doze during those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. Comes in eight other colors including Black, Denim Blue, Banana Leaf Green and Platinum. Best of all, it folds up for easy storage.
Flowerhouse Hanging Pumpkin Loveseat with Stand
Outfit your outdoor space with the Flowerhouse Hanging Pumpkin Loveseat with Stand. This eye-catching hanging swing chair — now $100 off! — brings a breezy, casual ambiance to a screened-in porch, outdoor patio or backyard. Relax on the foam-filled cushion in this metal and nylon swing as you lose yourself in a book, unwind, daydream or enjoy a drink. And it's big enough to seat two, so you can cuddle up with your sweetie and watch the sun go down on another wonderful day.
PoolCandy Motorized Pool Tube
You’ve been in pool floats before, but you’ve probably never been in a pool float that does all the work for you. This PoolCandy pool tube isn’t just any old pool float — it has a motor inside so that you can direct yourself to wherever you want to be, but without all of that awkward kicking and flapping (while not, of course, flipping yourself over). This motorized pool float has a 66 watt motor that’s controlled by push-button controls, and is powered by D-cell batteries. It can support up to 250 pounds and is recommended for users 14 and up. Use this in the pool — maybe get two for races? — or on a lake or a river. The built-in cupholder is ready-made for long stretches of floating and relaxing.
Backyard Expressions Galvanized Raised Garden Bed
Give your favorite plant babies ample room to grow with Backyard Expressions Galvanized Raised Garden Bed. The 40"W x 10"H x 40"D configuration is perfect for a raised garden bed. The height makes for easy, quick access when gardening and the galvanized material keeps out pests (like slugs) and holds in moisture and nutrients. Great for growing herbs, succulents, veggies or flowers. Also great? It's only $45!
This gardener gushed, "Love!! These raised garden beds are fantastic! So easy to assemble, sturdy and made to last. I am laying my garden out with classic walled garden formality, but using galvanized raised beds to make it more welcoming, pet friendly and for practicality and easy maintenance." And another who titled their review "Not too big, Not too small.. just right!" said, "I needed something for my backyard, just a small area and this is perfect!"
Cricut Mug Press
Color us impressed: This little Cricut machine lets you apply heat-pressed designs onto ceramic mugs. Great for the creative crafter who likes to give gifts with a bit of personalization. Create your design using Infusible Ink transfer sheets, pens or markers (not included), pop your mug into the machine and let it work its magic. After the mug has cooled, the design is permanent (even dishwasher-safe!).
One five-star reviewer shares, "The mugs that I've created with my Cricut Mug Press have been through multiple dishwasher cycles and they are still good as new! I love this little machine and how easy it is to use!"
Another chimes in, "I'm not a professional mug maker, and am not fluent in infusible ink, but every mug I have made since getting this press has been a slam dunk. Yes, there are other hacks for sublimating, but Cricut has managed to create a product that takes all of the stress and hard work out of that process. It's a "set-it-and-forget-it" kind of situation and those are the kinds of machines that are friendly to every type of user, professional or novice. I was unsure of just how much I would use this, but it's been addicting and I have made mugs for all of my friends! They make perfect gifts!" And, right now, you can score 20 bucks off this tool, bringing the price down to $179.
Honey-Can-Do Large Outdoor Storage Deck Box
A must-have in any space — indoors or out — is storage. Organize and protect your outdoor accessories with this Honey-Can-Do Large Outdoor Storage Deck Box. This storage bin is made of weather-resistant resin and has enough room for all your outdoor gear, from hoses and watering cans, to beach towels and sunscreen! Plus, it has hidden wheels so you can move it around as needed.
5' Inflatable Yellow and Green Pineapple Kiddie Swimming Pool
Make a splash in your backyard with this inflatable kiddie pool from Pool Central. Decorated like a perfectly summery pineapple, this pool measures 60 inches across and is 16.5 inches high. It easily inflates for fun and deflates for storage and comes with a patch kit to repair any small punctures. It holds up to 121 gallons of water and up to 150 pounds. It’s perfect for those warm days when you can’t make it out to the beach, but you can’t stand one more minute of not being in the water. Plus, imagine the possibilities when you’re hosting a backyard barbecue — would this not make the most festive cooler station? Double duty!
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