Thursday, May 9, 2013

Seasonal Shopping Reminder

In places where winter is giving way to summer, it’s a good time of year for the kind of shopping that doesn’t include the big box stores or the other institutional trappings that go along with the usual commercial idea of shopping. You might save money too by going to sales that follow the tradition of the fair or the market square. It’s the season for:

  • Yard sales.
  • Farmer’s markets.
  • Outdoor flea markets.
  • Festivals.

It is also the right time of year to buy LED lighting. The waste heat of incandescent and fluorescent lights isn’t really an issue during the heating season, but it is a costly problem when you are trying to stay cool. If you use air conditioning and are replacing incandescent bulbs, then you can quite possibly pay for the purchase price of LED light bulbs for the most-used rooms in the house with the money you save on electricity between May and September.