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Get Movin' Monday: Springtime Deals

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Are you regretting not buying the complete set of patio furniture last year? Well, there's a good chance you can find it at a discount right now.

It's just one of the things on sale the month of May.

"This time of year, in May, is a lot of last year's items clearing out because stores are getting ready to roll out their new displays, which tends to happen in June," Nancy Ngo, Pioneer Press Lifestyle Reporter, said.

Spending all your money on wedding gift registries? You could find deals on popular items in May.

"During this time of the year, its graduation and wedding season and stores know that and they want you to shop with them," Ngo said.

Ngo said this time of year you'll find the biggest discounts on kitchenware since January.

May is also a great time to buy clothes on clearance.

"Fall and spring are huge fashion seasons. So, what's happening this time of year is you're seeing a large stock of spring items but stores are transitioning into their summer pieces," Ngo said. "So what you're seeing is items marked down as much as 70 percent off."

It's a good time to buy those pieces that can be used for layering during the in-between seasons.

"Spring pieces can be transitioned into summer pieces as well, so I really like to stock up this time of year on things like light sweaters for example," she said.

Once you're done with the clearance rack, Ngo said don't forget to browse consignment.

"What we're seeing at stores such as consignment and thrift stores are people are cleaning out their closets because its spring cleaning and these stores are seeing more inventory than usual," she said. "Between the deals and the larger stock of inventory than they have during the year, you can just go hey-day with the shopping there."

Winter is over and you might be in the mood to brighten up your home décor, but art can be expensive. Ngo said spring is her favorite time to buy art at local art fairs like Art-a-Whirl because artists will often throw in deals just for this event.

Mark your calendar Art-A-Whirl is coming up May 15-17.


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