Time to save on your next DIY project by getting all the free things from Home Depot. Home Depot workshops, material cutting, and much more is available completely free, if you know how to find it.

No more putting off that project! I’m gonna show you the best Home Depot freebies.

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1. Livestream Home Depot workshops for free.

Home Depot workshops are an online resource to help you with your projects around the home. And, most importantly, they’re free. There’s even a free Home Depot Kids Workshop!


2. Home Depot paint shaking and re-tinting doesn’t cost you a dime.

Remember all those gallons of perfectly good Navajo White paint sitting in your garage untouched, left over from the all-white kitchen craze? Rather than running out and buying brand new cans to add a much-needed pop of color, load those cans up and bring them into Home Depot.

The paint department will add any color formula you want to those cans and mix them up for free! Boom! Turquoise blue cabinets, here I come.


3. While you’re at it, grab some paint swatches, stirrers, and paint can openers.

That’s not the only freebie you’ll get in The Home Depot paint department. If you ask an associate, they’ll provide you with as many paint can openers you need if they have them. You can grab stir sticks and swatches with reckless abandon and no judgement.

PRO TIP: Moving soon? You can occasionally score some free cardboard boxes from The Home Depot if you ask an associate. They’ll usually give you whatever they haven’t broken down.


4. Receive a $5 Home Depot coupon for joining the email list.

This is the easiest way to grab a Home Depot coupon. When you sign up for Home Depot emails, you’ll mainly get how-tos, DIY articles, and the weekly ad.

But most importantly, you’ll immediately get a $5 coupon in your inbox for your next in-store purchase of $50 or more. So if you do sign up, use a dummy email account (10MinuteMail.com) to get that coupon and avoid the spam in your personal email account.



5. Ask for a free Home Depot Kids Workshop kit at checkout.

The first Saturday of the month, ask an employee at checkout if there are any free Kids Workshop kits available. They’ll gladly give you one for each child in your household, even if the kids aren’t with you.


6. Grab Home Depot free samples like flooring and carpet.

If you’re trying to plan how a pattern will look in your home, take advantage of Home Depot free samples. They give away floor and carpet samples for free, which is a great way to do some really cool projects, like when I needed flooring for my kids’ playhouse. I glued carpet samples to an old rug pad and made a patchwork rug.

Or, if you really want the most out of your Home Depot freebie, I saw someone on Reddit making wooden flooring samples into DIY coasters.


7. The Home Depot will cut materials like lumber, chains, and rope for free.

You can get electrical wire, rope, chains, wire shelving, lumber, and even window blinds cut to size for free. There’s a 50 cent charge for over two cuts for any material, and you can only get 10 total cuts per transaction.

These materials can vary from store to store, so find a Home Depot near you before you plan your trip.


8. Take advantage of free Home Depot tool repair.

As long as the product’s still under warranty, you can take advantage of Home Depot tool repair. Plus, if you buy Home Depot Ridgid tools and register them, you’ll get a full lifetime warranty.


9. Recycle your rechargeable batteries for free.

Look for Call2Recycle bins near the front of the store by the return counter. Follow the instructions on the bin to properly recycle your rechargeable batteries. Any rechargeable battery, including lithium or cell phone batteries, that weighs up to 11 pounds can be recycled.


10. Red safety flags for your vehicle cost you absolutely nothing.

If you’re carrying home a large load, your materials might be sticking out of your truck bed, meaning you’ve gotta warn drivers behind you. Ask a Home Depot associate for red safety flags for your drive home to keep everyone safe.

For larger purchases, they’ll also provide you with free twine and paper to secure the item and keep your upholstery safe.


11. Get Home Depot free shipping on online orders over $45.

As long as your online order is over $45, HomeDepot.com free shipping with two-day delivery is yours.

This doesn’t apply to absolutely everything at The Home Depot, like certain appliances, gift cards, and anything with a shipping restriction on size and weight.

Free Home Depot Workshops and 10 Other Things You Can Get for Free