By Lou Carlozo, dealnews contributor New Year's Day shall soon arrive! We vow to spruce up our house and make it more of a home, update our office flare, and find our new 2012 style. Having searched all over Furnitureland, we've found the best home goods deals of the week to help meet this 2012 resolution. Crate & Barrel Winter Sale Discount: Up to 50% off Shipping: Starting at $4.95 s&h Is It Worth It?: Crate & Barrel is one of those ultra-tasteful, price-conscious stores that's going to be mobbed no matter the shopping season, and their sales are outrageous. We recommend the Crate & Barrel Flamingo Stool in Blue or Yellow for $15.95, and the pictured Crate & Barrel Carly Chair for $399, as great places to start. Want to check out all the furniture bargains? Click here for more style suggestions. CB2 Sale Discount: Up to 50% off Shipping: Starting at $4.95 s&h Is It Worth It?: Like its sister store, Crate & Barrel, it's tough to ignore a sale this good. In fact, this is the largest percent-off discount we've ever seen from the home goods merchant. Among CB2's furniture sales, we like the Pablo Side Table 3-Pack for $99.95. Fore more style suggestions, click here. Mainstays Student Desk bundled with the Ameriwood 5-Shelf Bookcase Price: $79 with $17.94 s&h or free Site-to-Store pickup Lowest By: $6 Is It Worth It?: Here's a bundle any student (or shopper on a budget) can appreciate: the Mainstays Student Desk in Black with the Ameriwood 5-Shelf Bookcase in Espresso or White is just $79. The desk features an elevated printer shelf, adjustable shelf, ports for wire management, and more. And the accompanying bookcase features three adjustable shelves. Together these make the perfect studying space. Note: The Ameriwood 5-Shelf Bookcase in Black Oak is not in-stock even though it shows as available on the product page. Baja Convert-a-Couch Sofa Bed Price: $319 with $49.97 s&h or free Site-to-Store pickup Lowest By: $30 Is It Worth It?: Sometimes we find sales on some whacky colored things. But Walmart offers the Baja Convert-a-Couch Sofa Bed in Black (pictured), Charcoal Gray, Dark Brown, or Khaki, which are neutral and perfect for any space. More than 200 Walmart customers give this couch 4 stars out of 5 for comfort and durability. Cost Plus World Market Sale Discount: 10% off via coupon code "JOY13" Shipping: Starting at $4.95 s&h Expires: December 31 Is It Worth It?: This sale is set to expire in just 24 hours from now, and alas, our pick of the sale — the Geo Print Sophia Chairs — are sold out. (News of a bargain travels fast.) But relax: You can land (on) the Set of 2 Grey Tufted Chairs for $179.98 after coupon code "JOY13", which takes 10% off all sale items. Save $80 while grabbing something comfortable for both your bottom and your bottom line! Front page photo credit: Bruges Home Lou Carlozo is dealnews' Green Dad columnist. He was most recently the managing editor of WalletPop.com, and before that a veteran columnist at the Chicago Tribune. Follow him on Twitter — @LouCarlozo63. You can also sign up for an email alert for all dealnews features.