If you have thoroughly dried out from what was one of the wettest spring seasons on record, you’re probably jumping at the chance to start prepping for summer. But before you hit the stores looking for full-price grills and the latest summer fashions, consider these 4 things you can find on discount in June.

Spring clothing

Much like scouring the aisles in March for winter deals, June is a good time to score great prices on spring clothes. Light jackets, sweatshirts, close-toe shoes and more spring styles can still come in handy during the summer, so you may not even need to bury your new finds in the back of your closet until next year. Look for items that will help round out your wardrobe rather than buying for the sake of buying.

Gym memberships and workout gear

The further we get from New Year’s resolutions, the more people hop off the fitness bandwagon. If you are looking to balance your favorite summer treats and a healthy lifestyle, consider signing up with your local gym in June.

Along the same lines, it’s also a good time of year to find discounted workout gear. While early spring and late fall are often touted as the best times to buy sneakers, prices on other gear such as clothes and equipment for at home use tend to drop as summer items take the stage.

Entertainment for kids

As the final school bells ring for the summer, families may be in search of budget-friendly summer activities for kids. Even if you already have camp and vacations mapped out, it’s helpful to have a backup plan for the unscheduled weekday or weekend.

Looking for a family-friendly way to beat the heat or fill a rainy summer day? Movie theaters offer great discounts on family flicks all summer long. Each theater is different so be sure to check your local movie listings, but a movie day can be just the thing to cool off and relax in June.

You may think of your local library as the place to pick up your next beach read, and you wouldn’t be wrong. But did you know that most local libraries also offer discounts to zoos, museums and more? Passes from your local library can get you and your family into some of your favorite spots for less than what you would pay at the gate. Some passes can even be used to cover additional kids as guests, so make a play date out of a day at the park or aquarium.

Be sure to check out free days at your favorite destinations, too. Mommy Poppins has great lists of free activities for kids in Connecticut, from kid-friendly hikes and swimming holes to free museum days all summer long.

DIY tools and materials

As hardware and home improvement stores get ready to celebrate the father figures in our lives, you can find some great deals on DIY tools and materials, just in time for those summer projects. Finally ready to tackle that unsightly paint color in the guest bathroom? How about the loose board on the deck? Look for discounts on paint, drills, toolkits and more. And if a major home improvement project is on your summer to-do list, be sure to explore your options for a home equity line of credit.

Summer brings more than just warmer (and hopefully drier) weather. June is also a great month to take advantage of some seriously great deals and discounts. From stocking up on clothing items that can last you more than a single season to finding deals that can help you and your family create a lifetime of memories, June is a great time to make your budget stretch even further.

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