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.

April is a great month to invest some money on some great deals on lawn mowers, pressure washers and windows.  You know, the things that make you feel like you can enjoy the outdoors after a long, cold winter.

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

Lawn Mowers/ Tractors

We are seeing most of the lawn by now and still waiting for the grass to start greening up but soon enough we'll be in for weekly dates with a mower.

You can find this product in the following Bangor area stores: Bradstreet Lawn and GardenTractor Supply CompanyFreedom Power EquipmentGreenway Equipment SalesJim's Small EnginesBangor Tractor and EquipmentDorr's Equipment, Home Depot BangorLowes BangorLowes Brewer.

Pressure Washers

Spring cleaning isn't just an inside activity!  Clean the outside of your house and deck well with a pressure washer.

You can find this product in the following Bangor area stores: NH BraggMaine Paper and Janitorial Products, Home Depot BangorLowes BangorLowes Brewer.

Windows

Now that the weather will become warmer, it's time to replace those windows, perhaps with something a little more efficient to keep the temperature inside your home stable throughout the year.

You can find this product in the following Bangor area stores: Carefree Window and SidingHammond Lumber CompanyRenewel By AndersonHome Depot BangorLowes BangorLowes Brewer.