One of the best ways we’ve found to save money is through learning to shop seasonally. This can apply household decor, food and even things like outdoor equipment! That’s why we plan our shopping trips around when the best deals & steals take place! Although this can mean that we are often shopping for things well before or way after we need them. It can definitely feel less fun to be buying things for AFTER the occasion you want to use them. But it can also be super satisfying to open up your holiday totes and find a bunch of new goodies you gifted yourself after last Christmas. It’s something to look forward to! And who doesn’t need more of that?
I definitely recommend starting a perpetual calendar of some sort. Add important sale dates to your Google calendar or set a reminder on your smart phone. You may even want to consider saving ahead for big ticket items like mattresses and furniture with a sinking fund.
However you choose to keep track, make sure to let your future self know that there are great deals to be found even after the holiday rush is over! The start of the new year always brings with it discounts and savings in several major categories! (See below)
Think New Year’s Resolutions! In January, everyone wants to improve themselves, their finances, their homes, etc. Most of us are trying to sleep better, live better and be better and the January deals & steals will reflect that. PRO TIP: If you don’t need fitness equipment and planners at the beginning of the year, wait until after Valentine’s Day to purchase them. At this time stores will be getting ready to put out Spring merchandise and will be making room.
January savings to look out for…
Some Christmas decor although a lot of Christmas stuff will move out quickly after the holiday and may be gone in some cases by January 1.
Pharmacies like CVS will have deals on photo prints and photo products as folks get their holiday and 2020 photos printed.
Planners/notebooks and other office supplies
TVs for the super bowl
Weight Loss Program memberships
Deals on savings accounts at banks
Winter clothes will go on “sale” but the best time to buy clothes is out of season