The age old saying tells us that the rainy days of April bring loads of blossoms in May. That means you'll be spending way more time outdoors than you have in the previous months, so shop with that in mind. In addition to the basics like summer clothes and sunscreen, you'll want to nab a few other things this month. Here's a comprehensive list of the best things to buy in May to help you out.
Now that it's finally warm enough to bask outside in nature's glory, consider investing in a patio set. Because it's the beginning of the warm season, many companies will have patio furniture sales to clear the floors for this year's newer models. That means mega savings for you (and lots of time enjoying Mother Nature!).
Ever heard of spring cleaning? May is the perfect time to jump board that ship. After all, it's finally warm enough to open the windows and air out winter's germs and dust. You'll notice that magazines, newspapers and online websites offer more cleaning-related coupons this month, which leads to awesome savings. Stores are also hosting in-store sales on cleaning gear right now, so load up!
The summer sun has its perks, but you should also be wary of its rays. This month, invest in one or two summer hats that provide ultimate coverage. And, since April's showers have subsided, you'll be able to wear your summer hats throughout the rest of the spring and summer months!
Whether you're in the mood to splurge our you've been holding out for some great deals, now's the time to pounce. Mid to late spring is when electronics get sold at discounted rates. Again, company's are trying to move their stock to make room for new models and products around this time of year.
You may notice a theme here: the month of May equals spending time outdoors. Naturally, companies are gearing up to sell new camping products, so sales are happening this month in preparation. If you plan on buying new camping gear this year, purchase now before prices go back up.
May is the time for celebration. From Cinco de Mayo to Mother's Day, high school and college graduations, baby showers, bridal showers, weddings and beyond. That means lots of stores are stocking their shelves with plastic ware, napkins and party decor. Load up on party supplies and be prepared for this month's -- and this summer's -- festivities.
We know that it's wedding season, but that's exactly why we're urging you not to buy your gown right now. Designers know that brides-to-be are eager to buy a gown for their upcoming nuptials. As a result, prices aren't as good as they will be later. If your wedding timeline allows, hold off until fall to buy.
Linens, Towels, Etc.
Linens, bedding, towels and other related home-goods are at their peak price right now, so hold off until summer's end to purchase. Around Labor Day these items will go on clearance and will also be part of "White Sales."
A New Car
If you can hold off a new car until late summer or early fall, you'll be in store for some major savings. That's when new models start arriving and car salesmen are desperate to move last year's models off the lot. Desperation = kaching!