4 Things Smart Homeowners Always Know to Do in May
Like buying a fridge or mattress when the savings are the biggest.
Giving your home a little extra love this month can save you time and money.
#1 Chill With a New Fridge
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Is yours leaking water, cooling less efficiently, or just too limited on storage space? May is the best month tobuy a new refrigerator.
New models hit the sales floor in the summer, and stores need to clear out the old ones to make room. Need a stove instead? Best to wait until fall for other kitchen appliances. That’s when they go on sale.
#2 Punch Up Exterior Paint
Winter’s freezing temps and wet weather can be tough on your home’s exterior, making it look a little drab come May. But that’s more of an opportunity than a problem. Because the weather in May (in most regions) offers the optimum temperature range forpainting your home’s exterior(50-80 degrees Fahrenheit).
While you’re repainting, also repair damage to trim and siding. You’ll not only have a satisfying sense of accomplishment, you’ll boost your curb appeal.
#3 Get a Deal on a Mattress
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The older your mattress is, the more dust and mites you’ve got hiding in there. Eeewww. Ditch that yucky mattress for a new one in May when the industry clears the decks (or box springs? ha!) to make room for new merchandise.
You can find high-quality ones at deep discounts, saving hundreds of dollars.
Experts estimate we wear only 20% of our wardrobe. So why let that useless 80% take up so much storage space in your home?
Right-size your wardrobe now fortidier closetsand faster dressing. Put the sentimental clothes you can’t bear to part with (your college sweatshirt that doesn’t fit anymore) and clothes you rarely use but still need (a suit, formalwear) in storage bins. Under-the-bed bins work.
Look for deals on storage items at Memorial Day sales.
Author:Amy Fraley Phone: 540-538-2603 Dated: May 27th 2018 Views: 51 About Amy: ...
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The Kaplan Team began their Real Estate careers as investors buying and developing properties in Arizona, California, Indiana and Canada. Their passion for Real Estate and their personal experiences in buying and selling multiple properties created a natural segue into helping others reach their own Real Estate goals and thus The Kaplan Team was born. They quickly rose to the top of their profession, achieving Top Producer awards.
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