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Shop ‘Til You Drop: A Shopped-For Hamptons Home Is a Happy Home

And the same goes for North Fork homes!

Summer is hitting its high end and so are the deals! Whether you’re updating your Hamptons home or are concerned about reports of rising sea levels and want to stave off the inevitable by using a bit less energy, or want a new piano (or tune its ailing strings) in order to best sing the praises of the East End, have we got some deals for you!

Scott Burke is the owner of the newly minted Save Your Back Shingle Sack company. Yes, his patented device is exactly what it sounds like—a heavy-duty sack that holds shingles so that you don’t have to—and, significantly, it holds shingles at the level of your choosing to eliminate the need to bend over to pick up your next shingle. If you’ve ever stood on scaffolding, applying shingles, you know the value of not having to bend over repeatedly up there. Of course the sacks can also be used in general construction and painting. The design features eight pockets sized for tools such as nails, water bottle and cell phone. shinglesack.com, 631-461-3959

PSEG Long Island is helping customers save money and reduce energy consumption with a special offer on energy-efficient LED bulbs. Long and hot summer days cause most customers to use more energy. Even small modifications like changing out light bulbs for more energy efficient LEDs can go a long way toward countering that trend. Through Sunday, August 12, PSEG Long Island is offering packs of 10 LED light bulbs for sale at $10 per pack. To take advantage of this promotion, visit psegliny.com/saveenergyandmoney.

Inspired by the ease of the North Fork, Phoebe & Belle, a lifestyle store offering furniture, home décor, gifts, pantry items, and garden accessories, believes homes should be as functional as they are beautiful. Kathy Perretta—a longtime North Forker—decided to open the store to showcase beautiful and functional home decor and serve as a perfect go-to for gifts, kitchen and garden furnishings. If you’re embarking on a new design project, Phoebe & Belle’s staff is here to help, making hard decisions easier by guiding you through the endless choices in the design process—from room layouts and lighting, to color consultation and special ordering. 37070 Main Road, Cutchogue. 631-765-5120, phoebeandbelle.com

South Fork Peak Savers offers small changes and big savings. Single-speed pool pumps, whether old or new, are energy hogs. They’re also expensive to run. A variable speed pool pump, on the other hand, works up to 90% more efficiently and will lower the peak energy load, save you a bundle of money and help prevent new, unsightly power lines from being built. They’re also offering a big pool pump rebate—up to $950 for every pump installed. Learn more and find a qualified installer at southforkpeaksavers.com or call 833-346-2181.

If you want a piano, call The Piano Barn in East Hampton. Founder and owner Mike Scainetti has been working around pianos full time since the 1970s. He’s also a professional musician, singer/songwriter and producer with a good ear who knows how a piano should sound. The Piano Barn can also rent you a piano, tune or repair your existing piano or move your piano. pianobarn.com, 631-726-4640

The Shelter Island Historical Society invites you to—in addition to enjoy shopping with their Havens Farmers Market vendors every Saturday morning (9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.)—visit their kids table to do a fun craft and check out the new pieces from Stephanie Sareyani, available at the Havens Store tent, which  include beautiful plates from her Floral Series and her black cat, rooster and Shelter Island magnet sets. shelterislandhistorical.org, 631-749-0025

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