The month of May kicks off summer and hosts one the biggest shopping weekends of the year. Because of this, you can pick up fantastic deals throughout the month, but some purchases are best pushed off a bit longer. Here is what to buy and what to skip in May.
Memorial Day sales feature great prices on major home-related purchases. Look for new furniture like dinette sets, sofas and more at your favorite stores and through online sites. Sales often start a full week before Memorial Day, so shop early for the best selection.
Skip: Home electronics
May is not the time to pick up new electronics. Laptops, gaming consoles and more always see their lowest prices in November during Black Friday sales events. If you can’t wait that long, you can also find deals on electronics during the back-to-school shopping season in August.
Buy: Spring apparel
Spring clothing will see steep discounts in May, so you can fill out your spring wardrobe without busting your budget. Check for sales on your favorite retailers’ social media pages, websites or by signing up for email and/or text alerts so you never miss a sale.
Skip: Summer apparel
While spring clothing may be discounted in May, it is still too early to start stocking up on summer wear. Leave the flip-flop and tank-top shopping for the July Fourth weekend, for truly bargain prices.
Buy: Major home appliances
Is your fridge on its last legs? Is your oven about to give out? Pick up major home appliances for less during Memorial Day sale events. You can also replace or buy new small home appliances like coffee makers, blenders and more during these sales. Be sure to check out competing retailers before making a purchase to ensure you are getting the best price on your appliance.
Skip: Outdoor furniture
With all the time spent outside in these warm-weather months, you are likely itching to upgrade your patio furniture. However, it is best to hold off on these purchases until Labor Day weekend sale events, when prices can be slashed by as much as 50%.
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