According to Consumer Reports, there is a time to buy for certain items to get the best deals of the year for home items, clothes and electronics.
October is a great month to invest some money on some great deals on paint, mattresses, snow blowers and smoke detectors. Check out the list below and where to find them in the Bangor area. Did I forget a local business that sells these items? Tell us in the comments! #ShopLocal

Interior Paints

At home projects start turning indoors soon and plan for upcoming project by getting the best deal on interior paints right now.

Places around the Bangor area to get your new paint: Bangor Paint & WallpaperColor ConceptsAubuchon Hardware, Walmart BangorWalmart BrewerLowes BangorLowes BrewerHome Depot Bangor

Mattresses

Right now is a good time to look for new mattresses with the deep discounts happening in October.  Some tips are to shop from the back of the store to the front, to see bottom priced items to top priced items, and to wear comfy clothes when you try out a mattress.

Find mattresses in Bangor at these area stores: Dorsey Furniture304 Stillwater AvenueMattress By AppointmentTuffy Bear Discount FurnitureDunnett Appliance & MattressBangor Discount Mattress & FurnitureThe Furniture GalleryDrop Box BangorMattress Firm BangorSleep Number BangorBrown Appliance & Mattress

Snow Blowers

Planning for the weather ahead is always on our minds, especially when you live in a state that lives up to the extremes of the four seasons.  Snow blowers are a must for any independent resident in Maine.

Here is where you can look for your next snow blower in the Bangor area: Bradstreet Lawn and GardenTractor Supply CompanyFreedom Power EquipmentBangor Tractor and EquipmentDorr's EquipmentHome Depot BangorLowes BrewerLowes Bangor

Smoke/ Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Fall is the time of year when we are reminded to change the batteries in our smoke detectors but, it's also a good time to invest in newer models with longer lives and more capabilities than ever before.  For tips on finding the smoke/ carbon monoxide detector that best suits your needs check out this link from Consumer Reports.

Find smoke/ carbon monoxide detectors at these Bangor area stores: Aubuchon HardwareHermon Ace HardwareTarget BangorWalmart BangorWalmart BrewerLowes BangorLowes BrewerHome Depot Bangor