August is an exciting month to shop! Get ready to stock up on local produce, send the kids back to school, and take advantage of summer clearance sales.

Bargain alert: Tax holidays and back-to-school sales

Summer produce

It’s peak season for produce and many fruits and veggies are at their lowest prices of the year. August produce deals include many items you can freeze and use all year, just be sure to clean, trim and blanch your veggies before freezing so they keep their flavor. Peaches, blackberries, corn, nectarines, and grapes are some of the best deals in August.

School supplies

Late July started the back-to-school shopping season, but August is prime time to find these deals. Buy extra art supplies now, and set them aside for holiday gifts for the kids.

Clothing

Many states have tax-free weekends in August to coincide with back-to-school shopping so it’s a good time to fill in your wardrobe with transitional apparel that you and your family can wear through the fall season.

Storage solutions

With kids going back to school, products to help everyone get organized are deeply discounted. Take advantage of the sales and give yourself a fresh start for fall by tackling that home organizing project you’ve been putting off.

Air conditioners

Summer is almost over and for most of us, the warm temperatures will soon disappear. If you have space to store a new air conditioner for next year, this is the time to buy one and save for later.

Patio furniture

With Black Friday and holiday deals coming into warehouses, stores are looking to get rid of those large patio pieces. You can see huge discounts on patio furniture in August, so stock up and store for next season.