Those of you who've built a new house or broken ground on a home improvement project know that you can't wait around for building materials to go on sale. Whether you're paving a patio just in time to enjoy summer barbecues with your neighbors or constructing your dream home from the ground up, you need plenty of lumber, tile and stone to get the job done. It's unlikely that you're going to stumble across any of these items on sale, so choose the products you need, strap on your overalls, grab a hammer and get to work.
Similarly, seasonal materials like flowers, grass, potting soil, pine straw and trees, are unlikely to show up on sale at your local lawn and garden shop. If you really want a hydrangea bush to sprout pretty pink and blue blooms in your yard this summer, purchase one in the spring at full retail price to enjoy for many months to come. Other items you won't find on sale when spring has sprung? Tools like shovels and pruners.
Finally, if your sink springs a leak, don't wait for a small trickle to turn into a flood because you're holding out for a sale on a pipe wrench! If you need tools for urgent home repairs, you can't afford to wait for a blow-out sale at your hardware store. What's more, jobs that are too big to handle yourself mean calling in a repairman and preparing to pay top dollar -- home improvement pros never discount their services, either.