During the month of May, there are several home-related tasks and purchases you can focus on to save time and money.
Here are the key points:
- Consider buying a new refrigerator: May is the best month to purchase a new fridge as stores introduce new models and need to clear out old inventory. If you need other kitchen appliances like a stove, it’s better to wait until fall when they typically go on sale.
- Repaint your home’s exterior: Winter weather can make your home’s exterior look dull. May offers ideal temperatures for painting (50-80 degrees Fahrenheit). Take this opportunity to refresh your home’s appearance and repair any trim or siding damage, boosting your curb appeal.
- Look for mattress deals: May is a good time to replace your mattress, especially if it’s old and harboring dust and mites. The industry clears out inventory to make way for new products, resulting in deep discounts. Take advantage of this opportunity to save hundreds of dollars on a high-quality mattress.
- Clean out your closet: Most people only wear about 20% of their wardrobe regularly. Use this time to declutter and organize your closet, freeing up storage space in your home. Consider putting sentimental or rarely used clothes in storage bins, such as under-the-bed bins. Look for deals on storage items during Memorial Day sales.
By focusing on these tasks and taking advantage of the seasonal deals, you can improve your home’s functionality, appearance, and organization while saving money.