What to buy during Memorial Day sales

What to buy during Memorial Day sales

This weekend marks the Memorial Day holiday and stores across the country are offering deep discounts on hot summer items. But what sales are really worth taking up?

Many will be looking to update their wardrobe as temperatures continue to increase and the good news is stores will have tempting deals on summer clothes. Look for shorts, tanks and swimwear up to 20% to 50% off at some major retailers.

If you’re in the market for a new mattress, Memorial Day traditionally has the best discounts. You can expect to see the most selection and best sales to sleep comfortably this weekend.

With the sun finally shining, it’s the perfect time of year to look for patio furniture too. There will be big deals this weekend, but if you can wait, you can also find huge discounts heading into fall.

But, not every advertised sale is worth taking up this weekend. If you’re looking for electronics like laptops, wait. The biggest sales on those items will happen during back to school sales and Black Friday.

Looking to get a jump on Father’s Day? It might actually be better to hold out on that one. Power tools are a popular gift, but waiting until it’s closer to Father’s Day could land you a better deal.

Good news for gardners though, the holiday will bring sweeping spring deals on garden supplies like mulch, soil, plant food, fertilizers and grass seed.

Finally, for everyone planning a summer vacation, this weekend could be a great day to book. Sites like Expedia and Orbitz will be competing to give you the best deal.